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Robert H. Meaders

Navy Doctor

Vietnam War

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Vietnam War

Background Information

Employment History

Celebrity Spokesperson

Cher Style


Founder and Cher, Entertainer

Washington Journal


Researcher

The BLSS Kit


Combat Engineer Trainee

Camp Pendleton


Affiliations

Operation Helmet Inc

Founder


Supporter

Founder and Cher


OpHelm

Founder


Education

MD


bachelor of science degree

Southern Methodist University


medical degree

University of Texas' Southwestern Medical School


Web References(188 Total References)


Operation Helmet Rep Letter

www.operation-helmet.org [cached]

The 60-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer will appear Thursday before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces with Dr Bob Meaders, the founder of Operation Helmet, a nonprofit group that supplies helmet upgrade kits.
Cher has always been outspoken, though not especially active in politics. But she's taken to heart the plight of soldiers abroad. In recent weeks, she has donated $131,000 to Operation Helmet. And over Memorial Day weekend she made a surprise call to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" that left TV viewers totally "Moonstruck." "I'd never done anything like speak before Congress," said Meaders. So Cher said, 'Do you want me to come and hold your hand?' So I said, 'Absolutely.'" Meaders, 71, is a retired Navy doctor and veteran of the Vietnam War. His grandson is a Marine now serving in Iraq, near the Syrian border. He began collecting money for the helmet upgrades when his grandson was in basic training. "We only send helmets to those who request them, and what we send represents a drop in the bucket," Meaders said.


Just Plain Cher - Cher Music, Photos, Movies, Pictures, Videos - CHER STORMS CAPITAL HILL TO BATTLE FOR BETTER ARMY HELMETS

www.justplaincher.net [cached]

The 60-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer will appear Thursday before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces with Dr Bob Meaders, the founder of Operation Helmet, a nonprofit group that supplies helmet upgrade kits.
Cher has always been outspoken, though not especially active in politics. But she's taken to heart the plight of soldiers abroad. In recent weeks, she has donated $131,000 to Operation Helmet. And over Memorial Day weekend she made a surprise call to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" that left TV viewers totally "Moonstruck." "I'd never done anything like speak before Congress," said Meaders. So Cher said, 'Do you want me to come and hold your hand?' So I said, 'Absolutely.'" Meaders, 71, is a retired Navy doctor and veteran of the Vietnam War. His grandson is a Marine now serving in Iraq, near the Syrian border. He began collecting money for the helmet upgrades when his grandson was in basic training. "We only send helmets to those who request them, and what we send represents a drop in the bucket," Meaders said.


www.justplaincher.net

The 60-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer will appear Thursday before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces with Dr Bob Meaders, the founder of Operation Helmet, a nonprofit group that supplies helmet upgrade kits. Cher has always been outspoken, though not especially active in politics.But she's taken to heart the plight of soldiers abroad.In recent weeks, she has donated $131,000 to Operation Helmet.And over Memorial Day weekend she made a surprise call to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" that left TV viewers totally "Moonstruck." "I'd never done anything like speak before Congress," said Meaders.So Cher said, 'Do you want me to come and hold your hand?' So I said, 'Absolutely.'" Meaders, 71, is a retired Navy doctor and veteran of the Vietnam War.His grandson is a Marine now serving in Iraq, near the Syrian border.He began collecting money for the helmet upgrades when his grandson was in basic training. "We only send helmets to those who request them, and what we send represents a drop in the bucket," Meaders said.


www.justplaincher.net

The 60-year-old Oscar-winning entertainer will appear Thursday before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces with Dr Bob Meaders, the founder of Operation Helmet, a nonprofit group that supplies helmet upgrade kits. Cher has always been outspoken, though not especially active in politics.But she's taken to heart the plight of soldiers abroad.In recent weeks, she has donated $131,000 to Operation Helmet.And over Memorial Day weekend she made a surprise call to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" that left TV viewers totally "Moonstruck." "I'd never done anything like speak before Congress," said Meaders.So Cher said, 'Do you want me to come and hold your hand?' So I said, 'Absolutely.'" Meaders, 71, is a retired Navy doctor and veteran of the Vietnam War.His grandson is a Marine now serving in Iraq, near the Syrian border.He began collecting money for the helmet upgrades when his grandson was in basic training. "We only send helmets to those who request them, and what we send represents a drop in the bucket," Meaders said.


OpEd - Sandy Sand

www.operation-helmet.org [cached]

Just ask Robert H. Meaders, M.D., Capt., Medical Corps, USN-Retired and a former Vietnam flight surgeon, how vital it is for our guys in the field to have the proper, well-fitting, comfortable helmets.
"Dangerous is a mild word to describe what can happen if you take off your helmet, because of severe headache while on urban combat patrol. It's a heaven-sent opportunity for snipers or the unpredictable IEDs, suicide vehicles, RPGs," said Meaders, founder of Operation Helmet. Forget taking off your helmet for a few minutes of relief, the original helmets weren't adequate or designed to do the job. The newest version of the helmet has a liner that is so hard that it won't conform to the head. Irate over the reprehensible treatment of soldiers by Bush and his sending our guys into battle ill-equipped and with minimal body armament, Meaders decided to deal a few cards of his own from the top of the deck. Giving up the liesure of retirement, Meaders works tirelessly from his home to make sure as many soldiers as possible receive the proper padded suspension system helmet liners they so desperately need. Meaders said the following is the protection offered by the up-graded helmet liners, which are provided FREE to the troops: * Shock-absorbing pads keep the helmet from slapping the skull when hit with blast forces, fragments, or being tumbled along the ground or inside a vehicle. This decreases the chance of brain injury from IEDs, bombs, RPGs, vehicle accidents, falls, etc. * Comfort - If it is comfortable, it will stay on troop's head longer and more often. * Stability - Keeps the helmet firmly on the head and out of the eyes. In true Navy tradition, high seas or not, Meaders carries on "shaking the money trees" for donations, writing, keeping in constant touch with those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, never giving up on making sure they get the helmet up-grades they need and up-dating his Web site: operation-helmet.org. I believe the first I heard of Operation Helmet was on the Al Franken Show. I was infuriated by the fact that with all the taxes we pay and all the money thrown down the rabbit hole called Iraq, that we -- private citizens -- have to be asked to make contributions to provide vital equipment that the government should, without question, be providing. I've been up-front with Meaders, telling him how much I resented it each time I've written out a small check to help the cause. He understands, but until King Heartless steps in and provides every fighting man and woman with the proper gear, it's up to us to help out. "If we ever see that day," Meaders said, " Once all troops are provided the blast/impact protecting helmet upgrades, we will utilize residual funds to help other charities providing for rehabilitation and support of our wounded troops and their families." "We are researching several charities and will support those we find to be well managed, little or at least minimal administrative fees and have a proven track record of helping our wounded warriors cope with their injuries and return to either civilian or military life," he added. In the meantime, "Private citizens do it best," he said, "and are quick to pitch in when government fails, thank God. We've now sent over 34,000 helmet upgrades to combat troops and our files are replete with tales of survival thanks to the upgrades provided by Americans who take matters in their own hands We can join together and just 'get 'er done." There are still more than 600 Reservists and 250 regular Marines who don't have helmet upgrades and Meaders is still out shaking the money trees. "While some Marines are given the upgrades prior to entry into Iraq, they seem to have forgotten the Reserves who are being surged," Meaders said. "In a burst of brilliance, the Marines purchased 89,000 cheaper helmet upgrades that the troops hate, try to get out of wearing, and are desperate to switch out for the high-quality ones we buy and send," he added.


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