We wanted to share with you the very sad news that Michigan trainer, Tyrone Chatman, passed away in March from cancer. Tyrone became a trainer in the 1990s in Detroit, and brought NADA services to the Michigan Veterans Foundation (MVF), of which he was the CEO. MVF provides transitional housing and is a resource center for homeless veterans.

“Tyrone Chatman had boundless enthusiasm for so much of life, but especially for those to whom others paid little attention — the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the underserved.


And so, after years as a soldier in Vietnam, he came home to Detroit and devoted himself to taking care of them. You know what they call that? Service.”


-Mitch Albom

Read this beautiful obituary, written by Detroit Free Press’ Mitch Albom, “Farewell to Tyrone Chatman, the Michigan soldier who tended to soldiers”.