VFW Post 4890


By: Dale K. Graham, Service Officer

Thursday at Goldsby we processed over 100 of our Veterans who needed help with everything from a ride to their VA appointments to help in preparing a claim for injuries received while in the military. There were 28 who were first timers and the rest had been there before. Our request for more helpers is beginning to bring more volunteers to the Goldsby Community center. By lunch time we had worked over 70 of the Veterans who stopped by.  Our weekly lunch at Libby’s was very good as usual with over 75 in attendance.


Our Veteran of the week was Mr. Gus Morris; we salute him for his military service. Thanks Gus. Our staff at Veterans Corner works diligently for each veteran who stops by for assistance.


We try to keep everything moving as smooth as possible to help each person to receive all of the benefits that they are entitled to. Please be patient with our volunteers as each one of them is doing their best to help each person. Our goal is to try and process each person within 90 minutes of their arrival. If we can recruit a few more of our neighbors, this goal will be met.


We are continuing to have most of our claims to the Regional office in Muskogee approved. Last week there were 8 more who received the 100% rating and many more that were from 10% to 90 %. I believe that our staff is one of the best in this country when it comes to helping each one of our Veterans to receive all of the benefits that they are entitled to.


The number of Gulf War Veterans that we see continues to grow each week. It appears that they are telling their friends where to receive help. I will be in Norman on Wednesday 8am to 11am at the American Legion 710 East Main and in Goldsby on Thursday at the Community building from 630 am to 2pm.


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Updated: 4-24-2008 at 20:44 hrs