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Reader Opinion: Support veterans

I volunteered and served in World War II and was welcomed home to a GI Bill. At age 92, I attempt to stay alive and educated. I am ready and able to speak out in support of all veterans in search of solutions to post-traumatic stress disorder. Fo...

I volunteered and served in World War II and was welcomed home to a GI Bill. At age 92, I attempt to stay alive and educated. I am ready and able to speak out in support of all veterans in search of solutions to post-traumatic stress disorder. For example: Our American Legion Post 500 in Crosslake and Post 49 in Pequot are supported by older veterans, all of whom have experienced PTSD. What solutions are feasible?

Why don't Korean and Vietnam veterans support our local posts?

Let's ask Korean vets (drafted) 1950-53.

Let's ask Vietnam vets (drafted) 1959-1975-sixteen years?

Our local American Legions and VFWs have been a positive support system for returning vets for decades. Many members volunteer and serve as catalysts to make good things happen in in our community. Volunteering has become a way of life for many close friends.

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Our American Legion and VFW communities would benefit greatly if more of the younger veterans could make their presence felt by attending meetings and events sponsored by the local area Legion and VFW organizations.

Let's work together to make positive things happen.

Bob Uppgaard

Pequot Lakes

Related Topics: VETERANSAMERICAN LEGIONVFW
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