Memorial Day Tribute to Robert A. "Bob" Bottenberg
Robert A. “Bob” Bottenberg, a pioneer BVA member and true hero of the Greatest Generation, was blinded just one year after enlisting in 1944 by German mortar fire in 1945. While this event altered the course of his life forever, it never overtook or defined that life.
Bob joined BVA during his recovery and lived a life that would continue to inspire his fellow veterans with sight loss for decades to come. While raising a family and pursuing higher level degrees, including a P.h.D, Bob organized multiple BVA regional groups and chapters, served on the Board of Directors, and was elected as BVA’s National President the same year that the organization received its Congressional charter.
BVA would not be where it is today without our incredible, inspiring members and supporters. Please consider a donation this Memorial Day to BVA, the organization so beloved by Bob Bottenberg and to which he gave so much of himself—his time, his talents, and his resources.
Robert A. Bottenberg Tribute Video
Learn how Bob bypassed his life-altering injuries.