Robert Caudill served 9 years in the United States Marine Corps, serving four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), he was medically discharged in 2012 from the United States Marine Corps in San Diego, with no home to go to. For six weeks Caudill and his service dog Bravo had to stay with friends and in motels. He was the first serviceman to be housed due to the efforts by Wounded Warrior Homes.
“As an unmarried serviceman with no children, there really are no services out there that are prepared to help me” said Caudill in his address to those gathered for the ribbon-cutting of the first WWH housing unit on November 7th, 2012. “It wasn’t until I met Mia at Wounded Warrior Homes that I was able to make some progress and get a roof over my head.”
Robert has moved on and now lives on his own in Oceanside, California as he continues to pursue his business and educational goals. He operates Service Bravos which makes and sells custom vests for service dogs and is continuing his education working toward a career helping other veterans.
As a former Wounded Warrior Homes Squad Member, Robert continues to participate as our Spokesman. He is a member of Toastmasters International, where he hones his skills in public speaking even as he continues his battle with his PTS. Robert has appeared with Wounded Warrior Homes Executive Director Mia Roseberry on Television and radio interviews as well as recent Public Service Announcements for San Diego Association of Non-Profits.