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November 5, 2013

Veterans Corner presented program to several groups

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NORMAN —

On Thursday, volunteers assisted 112 veterans and surviving spouses with VA claims and questions. Of that number, six received a disability rating of 100 percent for their disabilities that were caused by or aggravated by military service.

Twenty veterans filed their first claims for VA benefits.

Shirley and her crew of lady volunteers continue to assist from 10 to 20 surviving spouses each week. Many of the ladies who make the trip to see our volunteers will be eligible for DIC or pension benefits. Shirley can be reached at 361-9322. 

If you need assistance from the benevolence fund, call Jerry Baxter at 833-0773 or visit him on Thursday mornings.

I will volunteer with the DAV Chapter 61 on Sunday in Norman at Golden Corral from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The DAV is looking for drivers to use their van to transport disabled veterans to their Oklahoma City VA appointments. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver, call Eric Anderson at 456-1540 or Dalmar Ives at 412-0694.

For those who need food items, Sid Smith has food boxes prepared each Thursday for anyone who needs this assistance.

We have three transportation vans that are used to transport veterans to their VA appointments. Clayton Lee, of Dibble, can be reached at 684-8860. Howard Martin, of Norman, drives the wheelchair-accessible van and can be reached at 227-3239. Robert Root, of Norman, can be reached at 919-3008.

For all of your questions and assistance about veterans’ benefits, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 7 a.m., and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m.

You may send donations to Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington, OK, 73093.

You can contact me at 550-8806 or email kdgraham@windstream.net.

Semper Fi.

Dale K. Graham is service officer for VFW Post 4890.

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