Veterans Newsletter - February, 2021

February, 2021 Veterans Newsletter

Wow we have had some snow for the first of February.

Our volunteer drivers have not escorted any veterans to the hospital due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  I had 43 phone calls into my office and I have had 3 veterans into my office to discuss claims.

By the way I HAVE A Captel Captioned demonstration phone in my office for those with a hearing loss .  Please stop by to check it out. These phones are free to people with hearing loss.

Those veterans in Montgomery County can now communicate better because of this new Technology.

Please note I will be at the American Legion Post 72 on the 4th of Feb. from 1:30 till 4:30 pm for anyone that wants to come with questions or to start a claim.

You do not have to be a member of the American Legion post to see me.

As Brave as he was Fast: Chuck Yeager.

Chuck Yeager – retired Air Force general, combat veteran of two wars and a trailblazer- died Dec. 7th at 97 in Los Angeles.

America lost a great veteran, But heaven gained great Pilot.  Here are Yeager’s Accomplishments: Flew 64 missions over Europe during World  War !!, shooting down 13 German aircraft (including five in one day). Evaded the Germans with the help of the French Resistance after being shot down himself in 1944, Recruited as a test pilot for the new Air Force

Became the first person to break the sound barrier, flying the experimental X-1 45,000 feet over the Rogers Dry Lake in the Mojave Desert, In 1953 , set a world speed record of 1,650 miles per hour in the X-1A, Served a Commandant of the Aerospace Research Pilot School, which trained several Apollo and space shuttle astronauts, Flew a total of 127 Vietnam War Combat missions. Received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished flying Cross, the Legion of Merit. The Purple Heart the Congressional Silver Medal (equivalent to a noncombat Medal of Honor) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom and broke the sound barrier again in 1997 in an F-15, on the 50th anniversary of his most famous flight.