Sergeant First Class Bobby Cash retired from the Army after 21 years of service in 2016. The Alabama native served as an MP all over the world and after multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, decided it was time to settle down.
“I never thought I would end up in South Carolina,” Cash said. “But my wife has family here and I found something I love.”
Cash is an outreach specialist for the Vet Center in Columbia. Only four people in the state have this position and their entire mission is to serve veterans and be the liaison to their allotted benefits.
“A lot of veterans will hear about benefits and resources but there’s a lot of confusion on that, so I kind of bring some clarity and help them access those things,” he said.
Cash is heading the third annual Steps and Strides Walk for Veteran Suicide Awareness this year that is put on by the Vet Center in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
“It’s going to be an all-out kid fair,” Cash said. “There’s going to be a bouncy house and potential face painting, games and prizes and sno cones.”
The walk itself is 1.5 miles and all are welcome to participate Sept. 25 starting at the Vet Center. There will be fun for kids and adults to enjoy as well.
“The Army band is going to come and play for us, there’s going to be a DJ and plenty of vendors to create a Soda City kind of vibe. We’re also even going to have axe throwing,” said Cash.
Learn more about Cash this week on 94.3 The Dude's Soldier Salute.