Yates, Atlas Reginald (Reggie)

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Name

Yates, Atlas Reginald (Reggie)

Class

2013

Biography

Born in Loris, South Carolina in 1945. Major, US Army, with service in Vietnam, 25 years of service. Retired 1990. Resident of Phoenix, Arizona. From 1990 to 1991, Reggie served as a volunteer teacher for the Arizona Dept of Youth Rehabilitation and Correction. Beginning in 1991, Reggie has mentored students, veterans, and seniors to better their lives and livelihoods. From 1996-1998, he led a group of veterans at Unity Church Phoenix who raised 2.5 million dollars to assist other veterans. From 2002 – 2008, while employed at Grubb Automotive, Inc., he referred over 90 veterans to VA Phoenix and other support facilities for veterans benefits assistance; and also coordinated a program which recognized the achievements of veterans in the community. Reggie regularly volunteers at the annual Arizona StandDown and other outreach services for veterans.