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Alpine’s Own SEMPER SOLARIS to Install FREE SOLAR PANELS for Local Veteran Robert Blumenstock

Veterans are Volunteering to Install a Solar Panel System to the Home of Robert Blumenstock, a Decorated Vietnam Hospital Corpsman / Dental Technician


After being moved by Robert’s story, Semper Solaris has chosen the local San Diegan as the 2021 Semper Solaris Cares Initiative recipient for this upcoming Memorial Day event. He will be receiving solar panels free of cost, drastically reducing his electricity bills for life.

It was 1968, and Robert Blumenstock quickly found himself deployed directly to the heart of the bloody Tet Offensive. Overwhelmed, but unwavering, Robert rushed to help the wounded, perform on-the-spot fabrication of prosthetic devices, aid with emergency oral surgery, and provide forensic identifications of fellow Marines killed in action. Unfortunately, like many other of his fellow Marines in Vietnam, Robert still has many health complications related to his service.

Never to be discouraged and a humanitarian at heart, Robert participated in numerous Civic Action programs in Vietnam; including visiting small villages and hamlets to treat injured Vietnamese civilians. Robert also went on to serve two years in the Peace Corps. His services included teaching dental technology to the people of Kenya and dangerously flying into remote areas of Tanzania to help treat debilitated tribespeople.

Mr. Blumenstock’s military awards include: The Navy Achievement Award w/combat valor device, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Service Award w/Fleet Marine device, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Valor Cross, and Civil Action medal.

The Semper Cares Initiative project provides veterans and their families help in handling high energy costs with major home improvements like solar panel installation free of charge. This Memorial Day, Semper Solaris is honored to provide a full solar panel system and installation for Robert Blumenstock and his family!

Semper Solaris is a veteran owned company based in El Cajon, CA that performs services such as solar panel + battery storage installation like the Tesla Powerwall. Former Marine Corps Captain and co-owner Kelly Shawhan is passionate about renewable energy and its benefits to his customers. The company’s impeccable work ethic is inspired by the U.S. Marine Corp motto, Semper Fidelis, which means “always faithful.” Many employees at Semper Solaris are veterans as well, using military values to provide excellent service to their customers.

We would love to get the word out to the families and friends of deserving San Diegan veterans to nominate their loved ones to receive free solar panel installation. After this Memorial Day, we will be preparing for our 4th of July event and would love to give back to San Diego once again. Please go to www.SemperCares.com to nominate a deserving vet in your community!


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