VFW Post 4890


By: Dale K. Graham, Service Officer

Thursday there were 77 Veterans who stopped by the Goldsby Community center with questions and claims for VA benefits. We will need a few more volunteers to help us processing all of the claims. There was a lady from Purcell who stopped by for a visit and to help with some of our expenses. We appreciate the help from anyone who would like to be a part of what we are doing.


At this time I would like to thank each of our men and women who make this Veterans Corner what it is thanks Harold ,Richard ,Gerald , Charlie , Clayton , Dave ,Ron , Robert, Jerry , Joe ,Running Wolf , Dave , Bud , Kenny ,EJ , Bill ,Sid , Don , Fence jumper and Mr. Billy Prater as our Chaplain. Our volunteers are here to walk you thru the VA claims process and to help you receive medical benefits that you may be entitled to.


Mr. Jay Lovett of Newcastle was the Veteran who bought lunch for 80 of us Thursday at Libby’s. Jay recently started helping us to obtain information via the internet on our Marine Veterans.  Last week our drivers were able to take 8 Veterans to their appointments in Oklahoma City


We are beginning to see more men and women from the Gulf War stopping by with questions about VA Benefits. This last week there were 3 more who were awarded the 100% rate with one of our Vietnam Veterans receiving a 70% rating for a hearing loss that occurred in 1969. Most of the men and Women who stop by do not know that they are eligible for anything from the VA.


I will be in Norman on Wednesday at the American Legion 710 East main from 8am until 1130 am. On Thursday in Goldsby at the Community Center from 7:30 until 2:30.


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Created: 1-19-2008 at 17:22 hrs