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Chad Buder – Coast Guard Veteran, Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Board Member, AgeSmart Client

Meet Chad Buder. Chad was born and raised in Madison County. He graduated from Edwardsville High School, joined the Coast Guard in 1998, and became an Electronics Technician. 

Chad was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2001 while serving on the USCG Mohawk in Key West, Florida.

Chad was introduced to AgeSmart Community Resources in 2015 when he enrolled in the Veteran Directed Care program with the St. Louis Veterans Association. AgeSmart monitors the veterans enrolled in this program in our seven-county service area in Illinois and St. Louis City.

Currently, Chad is a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Board of Directors, assisting them with their annual golf tournament and their first 5k race in Tower Park last month.

He is an avid sports fan, loves movies, and has a dog named Kelly.

Chad, thank you for your service and Happy Veteran’s Day!

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