Pancakes for Roger

A photo of people getting pancakes at the Pancakes for Roger event in the Reynolds Alumni Center on MU's campus.
The pancake bar at Pancakes for Roger in the Reynolds Alumni Center.

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.

A photo of Savana Seyer, a second-year law student who volunteered at Pancakes for Roger.
Savanah Seyer, second-year law student.

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.

— Mun