House approves bills for Veteran’s Care/past benefits denied Merchant Marines of WWII

House OKs Boost to Vets’ Mental Care Associated Press | July 31, 2007

WASHINGTON – The House took steps Monday to improve counseling and care for the tens of thousands of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.The bill, one of four veterans bills passed by the House, requires the Veterans Affairs Department to provide outreach and mental health services to veterans of the two campaigns. The VA secretary is also directed to contract with community mental health centers in areas not adequately served by the VA. Read the rest of this entry »

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When the World Dials 911

Disaster strikes a world away
We get the call, what do we say?
We move at once, to ease their plight,
To aid them through their darkest night.
But come shrill cries from carping Press,
That’s not enough to fix this mess.
We know that, fools, but give us room,
To counter Mother Nature’s doom. Read the rest of this entry »

Aware, Alert American-Greatest play in baseball

Comrades & Sisters:

The greatest play in Major league baseball occurred on April 25, 1976. Do you know where it happened? Who made it? The teams involved? you will enjoy this.

http://www.keepingapace.com/blogarchives/sports/baseballs_greatest_play.php

Yours in Comradeship
Dick Woltman
Commander
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Suffolk County Council

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Monday

Rick Monday Saved the Flag 30 Years Ago

By JOE RESNICK
The Associated Press
Saturday, April 22, 2006; 8:59 PM

LOS ANGELES — Rick Monday never tires of answering questions about that memorable day 30 years ago, when he performed his own Patriot Act and unwittingly became an icon to millions of American war heroes and their loved ones. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Seabees deliver good will”

BZ!:) to Nick for all the work he and his Seabees do for so many here at home and overseas.

http://www.hoa.centcom.mil/story/english/article.asp?id=20070727-001

http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=30761

With compassion for others, “We Build – We Fight” for peace with freedom

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“A brick wall of protection”

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Thanks for fighting, here’s your bill and Veteran sues the VA

http://wcbstv.com/seenon/local_story_204222600.html

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=local&id=5074904

The above links will take you to some links/articles that report the practice of billing the military men/women for “lost” or damaged equipment (this includes body armor that incurred damage as the servicemen suffered injuries… (!)

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Many are aware that a Veteran is suing the VA for lack of support/services, delays and more… Veterans for Common Sense filed a class action law suit 7/23/07 on behalf of all the Veterans: here are some links to that:

VETERANS FOR COMMON SENSE
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http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/07/23/veterans.lawsuit.ap/index.html

http://www.daylife.com/story/07mH2SYaMtehR/1

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