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September 19, 2012

Volunteers attend training session in Oklahoma City



There were six widows who made the trip to visit with Shirley’s crew of ladies about DIC and pension benefits. I encourage all surviving spouses to stop by on Thursday morning or call Shirley for information about possible VA benefits. She can be reached at 361-9322 for questions on surviving spouse benefits.

We were able to process 24 veterans for VA benefits who had never filed a claim for benefits before. I reviewed most of these applications and I’m pleased to say that many of them should be able to receive some type of benefits.

Applications are available each Thursday morning for those who are in need of the benevolence service. We are a 501(C)(3) non- profit for those of you who would like to support our service. Any donations you make to us should be tax deductible. We do not receive any federal, state or United Way aid, the only support we receive is from the men and women who we have helped through the Veterans Corner location

The book, “One Hundred stories from Veterans Corner” has arrived and is on sale for $15. I’m proud to say that one of our own volunteers Dr. Kami Day has published this for us. She recorded thousands of hours of Veterans stories the last three years. You can also purchase the book on at ref=cm_sw_r_fa_alp_yO1uqb07C2E0W. We purchased 500 to be sold at our Corner by Harold Harvell, JD Kinard and Riley Phillips. These men also sell military hats and other items that are used as a fundraiser to help provide the service to veterans and their surviving spouses.

The drivers that are available to transport veterans to their VA appointments are Clayton Lee at 684-8860, Harold Martin at 227-3239, Robert Root at 919-3008 and Howard Roberts at 205-4895.

Here to help

For all of your questions and assistance about veteran’s benefits, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 8 a.m.

Take time to visit our web address at

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

You can contact me at 550-8806 or kdgraham@

Semper Fi.

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

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