Veterans Newsletter - January, 2024

Veterans Newsletter - January, 2024

Well it looks like we are back to normal weather for now. I have had a total 55 phone calls into my office and I had a total 28 visitors into my office this month. We had a total of 14 Veterans go to their respective Clinics or hospital’s this month.

I will be at the American Legion Post 72 on the 8th of Feb. from 1-4pm and I will be at the VFW post 1431 on Feb. 22nd from 1-4pm.

Now here is the facts of what I did Last year:

Office Visits - 199

Incoming phone calls - 579

Veterans that we took to their clinics were - 95

We helped file claims for Aid & Attendance, Hearing Loss & Tinnitus, Diabetes Type 2, Cancer, Loss of Limb, Certificate of Eligibility for Tax Deduction for home, Certificate of Eligibility for Handicap license plates, and for heart disease.

We have two Volunteers to drive our veterans to their clinics which are Steve Swyers and Mike Utterback. We do thank them for their service.

We are still waiting delivery of our second van.

We had our Veteran Day Parade on Nov 11, 2023.

The American Legion has started a Non-Profit 501-3c for Veterans Memorial Park which will have a Huey Helicopter as well as a M-52 Duster along with a M-110-Howitzer.

We are also collecting names for Bricks of Veterans to be placed on site the cost is $100.00.  Veterans Memorial Park Commemorative Brick Order Form 

We also held meeting every quarter with the VFW, DAV, and the American Legion to bring our groups together and I hold meetings at the VFW and the American Legion each month.

We delivered 37 bags of Christmas Goodies to the following Nursing Homes Here in Crawfordsville they were Wellbrook, Whitlock Place, Ben Hur, Hickory Creek, Bickford Place, and Lane Place and we had Gary Bell, Ron Keedy and Mr. & Mrs. John Zlotucha helped with the deliveries.

Finally, we don’t want to forget the passing of Major Gen. Richard Chastain and his wife they will be sorely missed.

I also assisted with a VA Claims Clinic on Saturday May 20th at the American Legion Post 11 in Lafayette, In. and saw 12 Veterans from 10am-3pm that day.

Should anyone need to get a hold of me please call me at 765-361-4133.  My office is located at 1580 Constitution Row - Suite F, Crawfordsville, In 47933.

Stay safe,

Veterans Affairs Officer Joe Ellis