VETERANS CORNER

 

VFW Post 4890


 

By: Dale K. Graham, Service Officer


Last Thursday there were over 100 Veterans seeking assistance from our group of volunteers at the Goldsby Community Center. Our Veteran of the week who sponsored our weekly lunch at Libbyís restraunt was Mr. RJ Abney of Wayne. We all appreciate RJ for his military service and for the great lunch.

 

We continue to expand our operation with more men and women offering to help us to serve our heroes. If you are able to help out stop by the Community center and letís talk.

 

At this time we are working with several widows of Veterans who should be able to receive some monetary benefits from VA for their husbandís military service.One of the men that we filed a claim for service connection of an injury that occurred in 1966 while on active duty was pleasantly surprised to receive a 100% rating for those injuries. This will entitle him to $2700 per month, plus other benefits. We continue to see both men and women Veterans who have never known about their VA benefits.

 

As I have said before anyone who served in the National Guard, Reserve or regular military service maybe eligible to receive benefits. We continue to see many men and women who served in the Vietnam Theater who have not taken advantage of the Agent Orange screening.

 

If you received a VSM please stop by and let us set you up for the screening offered by the OKC VA Hospital. I will be at the American Legion 710 East Main in Norman from 730am till 11am each Wednesday and in Goldsby at the new Community bldg from 630 am till 2 pm each Thursday.

 

For more information visit <http://www.vfwpost4890.org/>.


 

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Updated: 4-15-2008 at 21:36 hrs