James “Pointman” Abram, Founder & Board President
Jim served in the United States Army in the First/Twelfth Calvary Division in the Charlie Company from 1966 until August 1967. He received two Presidential Citations during Operation Irving and LZ Bird Combat Engagement, December 1967. During his service with the United States Army, he did a tour of duty in Vietnam. He served literally as a ‘pointman” for his unit. He is a disabled veteran because of PTSD. His affiliations include: Deacon, Triumph Baptist Church, Outpost Leader and State Coordinator, Pointman International Ministries, Lifetime Member – DAV, and Angel Tree Ministries.
His work with the development of PSHM is supported by Former Congressman Joseph Sestak; State Senator Shirley Kitchen; Mr. Harry Conner – Presidents/C.E.O. Minority Economic Empowerment Group, LLC; State Representative Ronald G. Waters; Walter (Ted) Walkenhorst, Esquire – Owner/Partner, Disability Benefits Law Center; Hon. Joseph Waters – Philadelphia Municipal Court – Veterans’ Court. He has recognition from: Chapel of Four Chaplains – June 1998; Lloyd C. Wilson, Jr. American Legion Post 224 Participation Award – December 2000; Teamsters Union Local No. 115, Distinguished Service Award – April 2002; Philadelphia Stand Down – September 2003; Commonwealth of PA, Dept. of Corrections (Chester) – August 2007