Independence Corps

13770 Noel Rd. 803524, Dallas, TX 75240

Or, call Gary 469.964.8500
Tax ID # 36-4605639

March, 2017

Re: Lt. Charles Dewey “Dee” Elliott, III, (USN, Ret.)

Dear Friends of Dee Elliott,

As part of Independence Corps long term mission, helping U.S. Veterans who have incurred a disabling injury or illness in connection with their military service, we have long provided many such veterans with high-tech “ 22nd Century” mobility devices.

In addition, we have another mission we call Spartan Weekend, working with Veterans, their families and friends to reduce the number of veterans taking their own lives, and to provide aid to families impacted by veteran suicides where we were not yet able to help prevent such tragedies.

As critical as these two missions are and will continue to be to the Independence Corps, we are occasionally asked to aid a disabled veteran in some other way.

I personally have known Dee Elliott for almost a decade. As you know, Dee is a veteran who has, since his military service, himself long been devoted to helping other veterans in need. Dee is a US Naval Academy Graduate and a veteran of the Viet Nam War. We learned recently that today Dee is in another battle. Dee recently was diagnosed and is courageously living with a form of ALS that is aggressively attacking his ability to do all the many things he has done as a husband, father, veteran, citizen and supporter of our veterans.

We have been asked to serve as a conduit for Dee’s friends and others who want to earmark a tax exempt charitable contribution to help U.S. Veterans, to specifically pay and or to provide essential supplies for certain modifications of the Elliott’s home so as to accommodate Dee’s new mobility and other challenges, and we are truly honored to be able to perform this service for Dee Elliott.

You may make a tax deductible donation payable to The Independence Corps and earmark that 100% of the funds you donate, deposited into the account of Independence Corps, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose EIN/Federal Identification Number is 36-4605639, only be spent to pay for the necessary modifications to Dee Elliott’s home, or you may designate your donation for such home modifications and if any funds remain that they be used exclusively for such other needs as Dee may come to have as a result of his illness.

In accordance with IRS regulations, upon receipt of your donation you will receive a letter confirming that no goods or services were provided to you in connection with your donation.

It is your thoughtfulness and caring for all of our Nation’s post 9/11 wounded veterans that allows the Independence Corps to help to our American military’s disabled service personnel, providing the independence our brave disabled service men and women who have sacrificed for us, deserve. The Independence Corps continues to operate only with volunteers and we have no paid staff.


Gary B. Lawson, J.D. LL.M, Honorary
“Nightstalker” (160th SOAR)
& Lt. Col. Steve “Luker” Danyluk, (USMCR, Ret.)

Dee Elliot

Dee Elliott is a co-founder and president of Trident Response Group, an elite risk management and threat solutions firm.  The Trident team serves families and business leaders with risk and vulnerability assessment, intelligence and readiness so they can continue to work to change their world.  By employing returning military veterans along with professionals from the intelligence and law enforcement communities, Trident can address any problem domestically or internationally.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dee served on active duty for six years including two deployments to Vietnam. Subsequently he has 40 years of leadership experience in executive and consulting positions.  As a principal architect and founder of other successful business ventures, he has experienced the need to serve and give back to the community.    

In the non-profit world, Dee actively supports Carry the Load, an organization dedicated to highlight the meaning of Memorial Day.  Previously, he served on the national Board of Directors for Heroes on the Water and as director of development for a cancer research organization. 

Dee and his wife Roddy are active members of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, where he serves in marriage, recovery, and discipleship ministries.

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