Major General Roger E. Combs was a Mizzou alum and veteran of the Marines, Army and Air Force. He served more than 39 years and died in 2018 from complications of Agent Orange-exposure during his service.
To honor a simple request made near the end of his life, his daughter Susan, a Mizzou alum and founder of Combs & Company, launched Pancakes for Roger. This global event encourages people to tag their #PancakesForRoger photos. For every photo tagged, Combs & Company donates to the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic.
Nearly 100 people attended and donated to MU’s pancake breakfast. Helping staff the welcome table was Savanah Seyer, a second-year law student from Cape Girardeau. Savanah also works at the clinic helping veterans – at no cost – with discharge upgrades and disability compensation claims. She said her best friend is a Marine Corps veteran, and she enjoys helping the state’s military community.
Throughout February, there have been more than 500 #PancakesForRoger participants in every continent (including Antarctica), all 50 states and 22 countries – with even more anticipated. Last year’s donations exceeded $5,000, and they are on track to surpass that in 2023.
You can still participate through the end of the month.
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