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Rob's Story

Rob Harmon retired from the U.S Army in 2011 with 27 years of military service. After retiring from active duty, he served as a consultant to the Texas State Guard. He completed his last deployment to Afghanistan in 2010 as a trauma anesthetist where he initially served with the British forces. Rob started his military career as an enlisted soldier serving with Pershing Nuclear missiles in Europe during the cold war. He also served with 101 st airborne, Task Force 160th, and the 401 st MPs. After his commission, he worked in hospital administration, logistics, education, research, and advanced practice nursing. Three months after 911 he deployed with Task force 31 to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan during the initial invasion. He was chief of the emergency medical treatment element and lead in the construction of two combat support hospitals. After his redeployment he became the OIC of the Army mobilization site located on Ft Campbell Kentucky. He is the recipient of many Military honors and awards to include the Bronze Star Medal. Rob and His wife JoAnn have four awesome children and they have devoted themselves to the support of world missions and military family ministries. While deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan he and his fellow servicemembers were exposed to nuclear biological toxins. This exposure has resulted in multiple health issues for those deployed to these areas to include: cancer, respiratory disease, skin disease, and neurological debilitation. After Rob's last deployment and then retirement, he started suffering from some neurological issues. In 2016 swelling in his spinal cord left him partially paralyzed from the waist down.

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