United States Army
Louis Namm of Thorofare, N.J., has worked for the VA in the Vocational Rehabilitation office in Philadelphia for 39 years. There he encourages and guides veterans back into society, school and work. His clients appreciate his passion and drive, but also his honesty, as he pushes them to do and be better. As a sergeant in Vietnam, Louis stepped on a landmine while guiding his platoon. He lost both legs, but his actions saved his men. He received two Purple Hearts for Bravery and Injury. Golf is Louis' passion. He took it up as a challenge to himself and is now a semi-pro golf teacher. He is also a lead instructor for a charity called Amputee Veterans First Swing, which offers golf instruction to those with disabilities and those who teach golf to disabled individuals.