“The center named in honor of Captain Carlton R. Rouh”


Located within SpectraCare’s Lindenwold campus, sharing space with the SpectraCare Foundation’s home office, is the site of the Veteran’s Assistance Center of Southern NJ. It sits on a grassy campus, abutting a peaceful fresh water creek with lots of trees and serenity. Outdoor space renovations, including social and picnic areas are planned. Interior renovations include meeting areas, office space, a small conference center, computer workstations, a lounge area with comfortable seating and a large screen TV and a large internal wall display bookcase for vet service awards. A food preparation area has also been integrated. The office areas have been designed to provide staff and veteran privacy for foundation sponsored program and VA benefits enrollment and for one-on-one counseling. A large group area has been segregated with seating for up to 30 vets for varied educational and training opportunities in concert with Rutgers University, Camden County College and other area nonprofit training providers. Offerings will range from off-campus classes, vocational instruction and apprenticeship training to financial planning and life-skills management seminars. Overall, the center is envisioned as a place for local vets to congregate, socialize, learn, share, teach, inspire, mentor.

Captain Carlton R. Rouh

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SCF-Medal-of-Honor-2.pngCaptain Rouh (May 11, 1919 – December 8, 1977 was a United States Marine who received the Congressional medal of Honor for gallantry risking his life to save the lives of This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Carlton-Rouh-Pic-1.pngtwo fellow Marines on Peleliu Island on September 15,1944. Then First Lieutenant Rouh threw his body between his fellow Marines and an exploding grenade. During World War II, 21 Marines similarly used their bodies to cover grenades in order to save the lives of others. Four of these Marines survived — including Rouh and fellow Medal of Honor recipients Richard E. Bush, Richard K. Sorenson and Jacklyn H.Lucas.

The Carlton R. Rouh Veteran’s Center is a warm vibrant place where South Jersey veterans can relax, socialize, learn, share, teach, inspire and mentor.

It adjoins our open green space, fresh water creek and Walk of Honor memorial.

A SpectraCare Foundation project the SpectraCare way!

The SpectraCare Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization (EIN Tax No . 47-5142284). Contributions to the foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.