Vandry community support for U.S military
U.S. Army soldiers awarded William Vandry Army flag in picture along with award (See pic 5 US combat flag award presented to Professor William Vandry for his support of US troops, morale on America’s war on Terrorism). 5th degree BJJ black belt Professor William Vandry is one of the strongest Martial arts supporters of the US Military in the world. Vandry grew up in a military family, his father was a CSM in the U.S. Army, and military support was a philosophy Vandry followed since his childhood whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Wounded Warriors, Army Combatives tournaments, speeches or support. Vandry has supported soldiers with Jiu-jitsu associations, training and support as a Martial artist.
“My parents used to have 15-20 soldiers over our house every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I was very little. I learned about morale, support and never forgetting a soldier or leaving them behind on a holiday, but more importantly never forgetting them or leaving them behind at all.”
– Professor William Vandry
December 2014 William and Chandra Vandry, guest speakers at Blinded Veterans Association Christmas luncheon at VFW, Vandry’s present BVA with $500 check to support our veterans
Thank you letter from BVA-STRG President to William and Chandra Vandry for serving Blinded Veterans
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2007 US Army awards to William Vandry:
SGM Geoff Dennis on behalf of Camp Mabry US Army military base in 2007 presents Professor Vandry with the Army combatives Certificate of Appreciation community award at military tournament.
Vandry BJJ Army Association with patch. Army awarded Vandry this flag
Warrant Officer Giac Liac presents Professor Vandry with US Army Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of support for Military on behalf of CSM Johnson and LTC Eberhart of 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment
US Army awards Wiliam Vandry award for supporting US Army, and along with this Certificate also awarded William Vandry the flag that was used when this Company conquered an enemy engagement and location in Afghanistan to show appreciation for Vandry’s moral support for the soldiers.
US combat flag award presented to Professor William Vandry for his support of US troops, morale on America’s war on Terrorism
Soldiers high Morale with Vandry BJJ
Vandry Association with the US Army in Afghanistan to support the soldiers, and the soldier’s morale with Jiu-jitsu classes, t-shirts, magazines, DVDs. Soldiers in respect to Vandry for morale, post Vandry logos on Army trucks tanks, offices, etc.
(1997 Ft. Hood Sentinel article on William Vandry teaching free seminar to Military community)
In 1997, William Vandry taught a free Jiu-jitsu clinic to the soldiers and family members of Ft. Hood, Texas. The seminar was a packed 100 in attendance, and Vandry lectured on the importance of Martial arts, Jiu-jitsu, and more importantly how his students at that time were mainly military soldiers who needed exercise for stress, morale and to develop and refocus their energy.
Vandry community support for the Legally blind
2015 Camp challenge Texas school of the blind
2015 William and Chandra speak to blind students on goals at job fair for the blind
2014 Vandry BJJ camp for TSBVI, $900 grant to School of the Blind
2013 Texas School of the Blind awards William and Chandra Vandry thank you