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October 24, 2012

Volunteers assist 131 veterans with benefits

NORMAN — The volunteer of the week is Dutch Ramb who served in the United States Marine Core for more than 20 years. He has helped hundreds of veterans file for and receive the benefits they deserve. His wife Judy has supported his endeavor to help other veterans.

There were 131 veterans and surviving spouses who made the trip to Goldsby for assistance with their VA claims and questions. There were 19 veterans who filed their first claim for benefits. Of this number, there were 11 widows who applied for DIC or pension benefits based on their husband’s military service.

Ten veterans who recently received a 100 percent rating from the Veterans Administration.

The benevolence fund was used to assist three surviving spouses and four veterans with food and other types of needed household items last week. Sid Smith provides food boxes for veterans and their families. If you need this type of assistance please stop by Thursday morning or call Sid at 573-1990. 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit with all of your donations being tax deductible. The only funding we receive is from the men and women like you who we have helped to receive VA benefits.

The Goldsby Veterans Memorial continues to impress those who make a visit to Goldsby. Harold Harvell along with his crew, JD Kinard and Riley Phillips, are on duty every Thursday providing assistance to the many visitors. We now have over 940 bricks around the memorial.

Clayton Lee, 684-8860, and the other transportation drivers provided rides to seven veterans to the Oklahoma City VA Hospital for their appointments. If you need a ride or know a veteran who does, call Clayton to set up a driver.

For the Norman area, veterans contact Harold Martin at 227-3239 or Robert Root at 919-3008. For the Moore area, call Howard Robertson, 205-4895.

If you know of anyone who could help us with property in the Goldsby area that we could build our own building on we are interested in a larger facility.

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