Veteran/clinic founder Roberto Juárez honored by Assy Member Irwin

Irwin honra Roberto Juárez- en español también

By Vida Newspaper

for VietNam vet Roberto Juárez, he is more than a little reluctant to talk about his war experience. Even more so, to be reminded by something like a veteran of the year award.

Nonetheless, when California 44th District Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin selected him as the recipient of her 3rd annual Veteran of the Year, Juarez stepped into the limelight because he felt he had more than himself to consider.

“I don’t do veterans things ever, ever, because my PTSD kicks in, so to me this award means kind of acknowledging that I was there and I’m doing this for those friends of mine that didn’t come back or came back in a coffin.”

Juárez is the Founder and CEO of Clinacas del Camino Real, a nonprofit health clinic which has been providing primary and preventive services  to the underserved populations of Ventura County for almost forty years.

“Roberto is an incredible example with his leadership in Clinicas, and all the national boards he has sat on,” said Irwin …

While Juarez may downplay his military service, he was a decorated Vietnam vet—recipient of the Bronze Star, Combat
Infantry Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Purple Heart.

Still, reflecting on his military experience in Vietnam, Juarez has mixed feelings. “It’s something I could have done without,” he explained. “When you’re in combat that way, I think no human being should go through it at all. I’m already
against the next war because I know what it’s like. I’ve been in combat. While it was a unique experience, my goal was to make it out alive.”

Please read the entire article, in English and Spanish, from our friends at La Vida Newspaper:

Assembly member Irwin Honors Roberto Juarez

Asambleista Irwin honra a Roberto Juárez



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