Jan 31, 2022
Dr. John Todd
Disabled American veterans

Dr. John Todd grew up in Farmington. In 1967 he joined the Army and became a Chief Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot. In January, 1969, his gunship was shot in the nose, and the flak entered his eyes, leaving him blind.

He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. From 1979, he was a Professor of Business Law at Rochester University. Recently, he retired.

In 1977-78, he wrote and got a bill passed through Congress, giving new benefits for widows and orphans of disabled veterans who die.

In 2013, he was named the National Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year by the Disabled American Veterans organization.

Dr. Todd will speak about his life experiences.