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Hero Flight Transports Wounded Warrior to Medical Treatment

By - Posted on October 5, 2018

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 53 seconds.

When an American hero is in need, the Omni Financial® team is proud to help. On July 12, 2018, Andre Bohy, president of Omni Financial and a volunteer pilot for Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), donated his time, plane fuel and piloting skills to help injured Army veteran MAJ Ronnie Jennings access critical medical care.

Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) is an organization that makes it possible for wounded military personnel, veterans, and their families to travel long distances free of charge. VAC provides air transportation—known as Hero Flights —whether it be for medical care or to be reunited with family and loved ones. Since its inception, VAC has conducted over 15,500 missions.

A VAC Priority Medical Mission from Alabama to New York

Army MAJ Jennings was deployed multiple times to both Afghanistan and Iraq during his 26 years in service. He was a medical officer in Iraq and was thrown into a concrete wall when a 120mm mortar landed 50 feet from him. As a result of that explosion, Army MAJ Ronnie Jennings suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress and severe damage to his knees and back.

In order to receive the best treatment for his condition, Jennings has to travel from Birmingham, AL to a Buffalo, NY VA hospital to get surgery every six months. To date he has had 20 surgeries including ankle reconstructions, knee replacements, and back surgeries. Since 2012, VAC has been supporting him with his air transportation needs. Omni Financial and Andre are honored to have sponsored the air transportation for the July 12th flight to help ensure this American hero was able to receive treatments for his conditions.

Army MAJ Jennings comes from a military family and has grandfathers who were in WWI and WWII, uncles in the Navy and cousins in Vietnam. Since his injury, he has been relentlessly pursuing healing and never lets his challenges defeat him. Omni Financial appreciates Army MAJ Ronnie Jennings for his unparalleled perseverance, dedication, and service to this country.

Andre has volunteered for many Hero Flights and is always happy to help. Watch this WVTM video to learn more about the Veterans Airlift Command, Army MAJ Ronnie Jennings and Andre Bohy’s involvement with the VAC organization.

 

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