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Staff at local vets’ office stepped up to help friend PDF Print E-mail

Letter to the Editor:

It seems that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can only get bad press these days. However, I chose to believe that the caregivers are doing the best they can under a tremendous workload, and it certainly appears that the problems are limited to a portion of the medical centers, not all.

I am not a veteran, so there would seem to be no reason for me to deal with the VA in any matter, but you just never know.

A short while ago, a good friend of mine, a World War II veteran, had an increase in medical issues. His friends discussed ways to help him and I got stuck with investigating his options.

By good luck, I called the Veterans Service Office in Eagle River first. That is as far as I had to go to find him assistance. Those folks stepped up and did all they could to help our veteran, personally visiting him at his home and helping him with forms and information, and he knows they are there to continue helping him as need be.

Deb and Mike, you have our deepest thanks. We can only hope all of our veterans find people like you to assist them.

Duane Harpster

Boulder Junction

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 10:02 AM


+4 #1 2014-06-04 09:05
I agree with Mr Harpster.Our VA outreach in Rhinelander is swamped with taking care of all us Vets. When you are on 8 or 10 different meds,it's sure nice to get our rx's at a reduced rate. My appointments have never been put off.
The few that are there deserve a pat on the back for what they do.

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