This week’s roundup of Veterans news and resources:

  • Jack Hallowell, a historian and World War II Veteran who helped preserve the stories of his unit, died at age 91 last Saturday. Hallowell is also credited for coining “Big Sky Country” for his home state of Montana. His obituary recounts a full and incredible life.
  • In other World War II news, an 89 year old Veteran of the conflict received a Prisoner of War Medal six decades late, due to “some long ago oversight.” The ceremony was conducted at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center.
  • The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic is approaching fast. From March 25-30, disabled Veterans will gather in Snowmass Village, Colorado to ski, fish, snowboard, and more. Check out photos from the event in 2010.
  • Want to know more about what ails you? The A-Z Health Topic Index helps you find information on a variety of health concerns
  • VA’s National Center for PTSD has vital information on post-traumatic stress, including symptoms, assessment tips, and treatment options.

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Published on Mar. 16, 2012

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  1. Mary Logsdon March 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm


    On FRIDAY, March 30, 2012 and March 31, 2012 we are planning a WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY. On March 30th, the VFW Post will host an open house for all Vietnam Veterans. Food and refreshments will be provided beginning at 2:00 PM.

    On SATURDAY, March 31st, a WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS DAY PARADE will start at 1:00 PM.

    This WELCOME is way overdue, please support and participate in this important event. If you have any questions, suggestions, or wish to participate, please call Ray Kellenberger (217) 324-5796.

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