Where did you serve and what did you do?
I served in the Army from 9 Dec 1968 to 10 Nov 1970. I took Basic training at Ft. Gordon, GA. Then PCS’ed to Ft. Hood, TX as a Metal Worker until 13 Dec 1969. I then PCS’ed to Vietnam until 9 Dec, 1970. I ETS’d from Ft Lewis, WA on 10 Dec 1970.I served in the PA Army National Guard from 1976 – 84. I was the NBC NCO for A Co, 112th Inf Bn, 28th Inf Div.
How are you #StillServing?
I have been the Post Service Officer since 2003 and presently PA VFW District 30 Service Officer. I have been the VFW VAVS Representative at James E. Van Zandt VAMC in Altoona, PA since 2010.
Why do you do it?
As Service officer I like to help Veterans get the benefits they have earned.
As VAVS Representative, I enjoy having bingo and other events for the resident patients. I sponsor special dinners and picnics, tickets for Altoona Curve baseball games, personal health care items, and numerous other events for the resident patients. These things are made possible because of the generosity of a few of the Posts out of 70 posts in the VAMC’s catchment area.