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Even though Veterans are widely recognized, each individual who suffers is uniquely affected. Family and friends of loved ones who are fighting here or oversea’s are often confused and worried. It can be difficult to cope with finding a job, caring for your family, and/or living with PTSD. Today there is hope, join the fight and help raise Veteran awareness for your cause!

VVA Honor Wagon at the Pittsburgh Airport
New Project to transport fallen soldiers at the Pittsburgh Airport.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Providing college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Our vision is that every such child can have a debt-free college education.

JointRallyPoint PA
The virtual rally point for service members, and the professionals working to serve them

The Soldiers Project
We are a group of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) and their loved ones who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Veteran Combat Call Center
1-877-WAR-VETS is a confidential call center where combat Veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian life. Learn more

 
RENAMING Sgt Joseph M. Garrison Memorial Bridge
Rt 28 & Rt 66
Crosses over Red Bank Creek
New Bethlehem Pa
 
Operation Bug Guard
Help send Bug Guard Care Packages to deployed soldiers. Each package is just $25 and includes from Avon (1) Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 Pump Spray and (1) Anti-Itch Spray. As an Avon Representative I have a personal goal of helping 50 soldiers. For each care package purchased I will personally match each one with Care package of my own. Each Care Package will be gift wrapped and you may include a personal to the troops from you. You can contact me at 724-816-1252 or email me at tedybear68@comcast.net. The deadline for this event is June 19th. Please pass this along to everyone you know! Thank you for your support!!
 
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at helping Veterans overcome and seek treatment for mental health conditions. The campaign provides extensive resources for Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress, including:

a.. VA approved treatment and support resources
b.. Hundreds of video testimonials from Veterans who overcame PTSD
c.. Information on how to recognize PTSD and seek treatment
Heroes to Hired
The Department of Defense's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program recently introduced its new "Heroes to Hired" (H2H) website. The site is has a wide range of free resources, including a state of the art jobs search tool that allows one to enter his or her military occupational specialty (MOS) and will then find jobs from employers that match their skill set. It also lists traditional and virtual career fairs the department will sponsor and participate in 2012.
 
2ND COMBAT ENGR. BATL. FALLEN MARINE MEMORIAL
Fallen Marine Memorial will be built at Camp Lajeune N. C. to honor the Fallen Marines of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.
For more information please contact Cpt. Jack Young at 910-451-1630
Send contributions to:
2nd CEB Memorial Fund
C/O Cpt. Jack Young
PSC Box 20089
Camp Lejeune N.C. 28542
 
Bereaved Military Families of America: Special Project: "Gold Star Holiday Retreat & Remembrance"
Bereaved Military Families of America: Special Project: "Gold Star Holiday Retreat & Remembrance" held the first weekend of December here at the beautiful emerald coast of Panama City Beach, Fla. to help family members cope with grief through the holidays.

Please review our website: www.bereavedmilitaryfamiliesofamerica.org and the attached brochure.

If you can assist us with even $1.00, please consider our project for donating a gift to help families attend the holiday retreat and remembrance and gain insight from a grief support professional on how to cope with their grief through the holidays, the most difficult time of year.

Thank you for being a part of our journey since 2004.

Please help us continue to benefit those who have followed and will continue to follow in the war on terror.

With gratitude for your time and consideration,

Deb & Dave Tainsh Gold Star parents, U.S. Army Sgt Patrick Tainsh KIA 2/11/04
Founders: www.bereavedmilitaryfamiliesofamerica.org
Panama City Beach Florida
850 249 8975
 
Memorial for Fallen Central Pennsylvania
MARINE PARENTS INC.
 
Information on Veterans Benefits
Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied
claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a
specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your
rights and your best interests.
Appeals - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc
Board of Veteran's Appeals - http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Commission - http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/

CARES Draft National Plan - http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105

Center for Minority Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/

Center for Veterans Enterprise - http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm

Center for Women Veterans - http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/

Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans - http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html

Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc - http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html

Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service -
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03 - http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page - http://www.va.gov/

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations - http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view

Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp -
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
Due Process - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc

Duty to Assist - http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations - http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf

Environmental Agents - http://www1.va.gov/environagents/

Environmental Agents M10 - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002

Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility - http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
and http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc

EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC

Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE - http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 - http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf OR, http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm
Forms and Records Request - http://www.va.gov/vaforms/

General Compensation Provisions - http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html

Geriatrics and Extended Care - http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/

Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG - http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health - http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf

Gulf War Subject Index - http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A

Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf

Hearings

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc

Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/

HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/

Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm

Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/

M 10 for spouses and children < http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007
M10 Part III Change 1 http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008

M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html

Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC

Mental Health Program Guidelines http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094

Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/

MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/

NASDVA.COM
http://nasdva.com/
National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/

National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc

OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/

Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf
and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/
Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131

Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html
and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html
and, http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html

Persian Gulf Registry http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003

This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005: http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232

Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc

Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
Phase I PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004

Phase II PGR http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005

Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm

Power of Attorney http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/
Prosthetics Eligibility http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/

Public Health/SARS http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/

Publications Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4

Publications and Reports http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm

Records Center and Vault Homepage http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html

Records Center and Vault Site Map http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html

REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=3288-form.xft

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf

Research and Development http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm

Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html

Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv1_02.tpl

Part 18
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfrv2_02.tpl

Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart A "Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl

Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also § 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here) http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl
Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=ab7641afd195c84a49a2067dbbcf95c0&rgn=div6&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.2&idno=38

Title 38§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART A "SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart à "General Policy in Rating http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38:1.0.1.1.5.1..96.11&idno=38

U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/

VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf

VA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html

VA Health Care Eligibility http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp

VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html

VA Life Insurance Handbook ¬" Chapter 3 http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm#310

VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm

VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp

VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/

VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/

VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp

VA WMD EMSHG http://www1.va.gov/emshg/

VA WRIISC-DC http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/

VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm

Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm

Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/

Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/

VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/

VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
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VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/
VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans ¬(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp

Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/

Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc

VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp

WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html

Wartime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110

War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/

Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/

What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html
 
Primary Health Care Network
www.primary-health.net
Family in need. Please sign petition
All of you that know me I KNOW you have heard me talk about a dear friend of mine and Don's who was killed in action in Iraq. Daniel "Danny" Lightner. Danny was THE BEST person I knew. And I say that in all sincerity!

He was like a brother to my best friend Sherry. I got to know him very well through Sherry and Tom Hatch. He hunted on the same mountain as me and we always saw each other each hunting season. He went to my Church and was Sherry's "family". Danny LIVED his life for God and was a wonderful person inside and out. He loved his
family. Don had known Danny for his whole life! (Isn't it a small world? We both knew Danny before we knew each other!)

We are trying to have a bridge in Hollidaysburg (Danny's home town) named after him in his honor. Which Danny would be totally embarrassed by. But it is the least we can do for someone who lived every day of his life doing for others. Even the way Danny died he was doing for not only all of us here but for another in his Unit.

Danny not only served his Country but was also a Pennsylvania State Police Officer.

I am asking that you please take a moment and sign the petition for my friend. We need a 1000 names.

Thank you very much! I appreciate your help!

Teresa Patterson

Gold Star Mothers
For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:

http://wwww.goldstarmothers.com
SUPPORT FOR TROOPS
For more information on these great causes please click on the link below:

http://www.yellowribbongirls.com
Support for Veterans
The Mesothelioma Center is committed to providing the latest, up-to-date information to their visitors in the hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos cancer. Mesothelioma symptoms do not develop until this period. A mesothelioma patient's prognosis, or the probable course and outcome of a disease's influence on the body, is influenced by numerous factors. Since a mesothelioma diagnosis often occurs once the cancer has progressed to later stages of development, mesothelioma prognosis is typically poor. For more information goto http://www.asbestos.com.
John David Fry Scholarship
This scholarship provides for the benefits of the GI Bill (full tuition at a state school, housing allowance for an E-5) to children of those KIA in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Further information can be found at www.GIBill.va.gov or go to
www.google.com and type in John David Fry Scholarship.

Gold Star Dads of America
For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:

http://www.goldstardads.org/gold_star_lapel_pin.php
Service Star Families & Gold Star Dads
For more information on this great cause please click on the link below:

http://www.oldguardriders.com/star%20families.htm
RENAMING THE STATE ROUTE 518 BRIDGE IN SHARPSVILLE,PA
The State Route 518 Bridge in Sharpsville, PA which crosses over the Shenango River has been renamed as the Sgt. David Wallace (WALLEYE) Memorial Bridge.
FREE HAND PAINTED PORTRAITS
FOR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY (PARENTS & SPOUSE)

Portraits are 16" x 20" (Head to Shoulder Hand Painted Portrait)

For more information:

Contact Alex Yawor

Ayawor142@comcast.net

724-375-8757

Alex is 86 year old World War ll Marine Veteran is feels compelled to do
this for the families in memory of your loved one.

Example 1 - Picture   Example 1 - Painting
 
     
Example 2 - Picture   Example 2 - Painting
 

 

 
Sgt. Brad McKee to raise funding for the Wounded Warriors Program
RA Marine friend of ours, Sgt. Brad McKee from Hammond, LA has taken on a mission to raise awareness of the human sacrifice for love of country by our fallen heroes and to raise funding for the Wounded Warriors Program. He has committed to train to run an ultra-marathon (100 miles) in a 24 hr. period next April in Louisiana. I assured him that I would post his info online and get it out to all my contacts. This is a very important cause and hope that all of you pass this email link to all of your contacts, as well. You can follow along on his journey and blog at:

www.thedisposableheroesproject.com

There is a brief excerpt near the beginning of Brad's video on his website of the rollcall at the USMC memorial service that Josh's company had at the firmbase in Fallujah, Iraq. It took place on June 15, 2005, the day following his death. The helmet, boots, and vest are also Josh's issue in the "soldier's cross" in this video.

Brad has informed me that during this year of training he will also be visiting Brooks Burn Center in San Antonio, TX, as well as Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC and Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD where he will be spending the Christmas holiday with some of the wounded troops who do not have family with them. He is hoping to get a few famous people involved in his project to bring more attention to it's purpose. He has made it clear to me that this is a non-political mission. Some of us may make the journey to LA to run the last leg of his marathon with him in April. If anyone has any questions you can email him directly, or email me and I'll get back to you.

Remember, America is the land of the free... BECAUSE of the brave! Thanks for your support.

Sharon Klinger
Proud mom of my Fallen Hero, LCpl. Joshua P. Klinger/USMC KIA 6/14/05
** Never Forgotten...Always in my Heart! **
 
FALLEN MEMORIAL LOCATIONS
SGT DAVID WALLACE (WALLEYE) MEMORIAL BRIDGE, STATE ROUTE 518, SHARPSVILLE PA

SSGT JEREMY HORTON MEMORIAL BRIDGE, POWELL AVE (MILLCREEK TWP), ERIE PA

WAR ON TERROR TRIBUTE MEMORIAL, MAIN ST, EVANS CITY PA

SGT ERIC R. HULL / SGT NICHOLAS A. TOMKO MEMORIAL, NEW KENSINGTON MEMORIAL USAR CENTER, 2450 LEECHBURG RD, NEW KENSINGTON PA

SSGT SHAWN GRAHAM MEMORIAL BRIDGE, CHESTNUT STREET, GROVE CITY PA

SGT MICHAEL MARZANO MEMORIAL VA MEDICAL CENTER, 295 NORTH KERRWOOD RD, HERMITAGE PA

STE'VON BOOKER MEMORIAL BUILDING, ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS, ABERDEEN MD

STE'VON BOOKER MEMORIAL CLASS ROOM, FT STEWARD GA

CENTURY 21 WAR MEMORIAL , RTE 56, HYDE PARK PLAZA, VANDERGRIFT PA

SGT CARL F CURRAN ll MEMORIAL BRIDGE, RTE 68 (CROSSING OVER ALLEGHENY RIVER), EAST BRADY PA

PFC BRADELY G. KRITZER MEMORIAL BRIDGE, RTE 3012 (CROSSES OVER CLEARFEILD CREEK), BECCARIA TWP. COALPORT PA

SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY MEMORIAL BRIDGES, (CROSSES OVER I-80 WASHINGTON TWP. JEFFERSON COUNTY),  
FALLS CREEK PA

SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY MEMORIAL, BROCKWAY AREA HIGH SCHOOL, BROCKWAY PA

SFC MICHAEL J. TULLY, SPECIAL FORCES MEMORIAL WALL, FORT BRAGG, N.C.

SGT ALLAN BEVINGTON MEMORIAL, RIVER RD, WAMPUM, PA

SSGT RYAN MASETH, GABRIEL FIELD, BLDG 3217, KENTUCKY AVE, FT. CAMPELL, KY

SSGT RYAN MASETH, USAOC HEADQUARTERS, BLDG 2929, DESERT STORM DR, FT BRAGG N.C.

LT COL. MICHAEL McLAUGHLIN, HALL OF VALOR, SOLDIERS AND SALORS MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

PFC ROSS McGINNIS, HALL OF VALOR, SOLDIER AND SALIORS MUSEUM, PITTSBURGH, PA

Project Never Forget
Receive a Free photo charm (necklace or pin). For more information goto www.projectneverforget.com
 
Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild of Scottdale

Hello, My name is Vicki Ulery. I am the president of the Hearts and Hands Quilt Guild of Scottdale. We have a project called Hearts and Hands Across Western Pennsylvania where we make reproduction Civil War Sanitary Commission quilts for families of fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afganistan War. We are limiting this to Western PA as we are a small group. I have attached a newspaper clipping and our information pamphlet. If you would like to receive one of these quilts please contact me. My phone number is 724-887-4682. My address is 507 Parker Avenue Scottdale PA 15683. May God bless you, you have given the ultimate sacrifice.

Sincerely,

Vicki Ulery

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO

Newspaper Article
Pamphlet 1
Pamphlet 2

 
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers (PS4FS) is an organization dedicated to presenting a loving hand-knitted prayer shawl to fallen soldiers' families in remembrance of their loved one. This grass-roots group wants to show
appreciation and compassion for our fallen soldiers' families' ultimate sacrifice, hoping each time they wrap themselves in the prayer shawl's warmth, they will be filled with fond loving memories of their loved one.
If you or another family member would like to receive this gift, please go to the following website for more information:

Website Address: http://home.earthlink.net/~ps4fs/shawls/

(Our sister group is: Shawl Ministry Website: http://www.shawlministry.com/ministry_outreach.htm )

Or email ps4fs@earthlink.net including your name, the name of your group, your city/state, and the number of prayer shawls you'd like to send to our fallen soldiers' families.

Cozette Haggerty

ps4fs@earthlink.net

http://home.earthlink.net/~ps4fs/shawls/

DAVID VEVERKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
PROJECT RUSS
Cpl. Russell Grant Culbertson III, was killed in action in Iraq in October of 2006. In his honor and memory, his mother Denise Culbertson has started “Project RUSS,” which stands for Remember Ur Special Soldier.

Mrs. Culbertson contacted the commanders of the 4th ID, B and C companies, based out of Fort Hood and asked if I could “adopt” their soldiers. This means that there are approximately 120 soldiers that need kind and caring individuals to write to them weekly and send monthly care packages. I choose these two companies because Russ was assigned to C company and his former commander is now in charge of B company. (I would love to have so many volunteers that we would have to branch out to other companies in the 4th ID)

If anyone is interested in signing up for this project, please contact 412-997-8978 or email dkrgc@roadlynx.net. Please leave your name, e-mail address, and phone number so that you can be contacted and provided with the names and addresses of the soldiers and the date of deployment, which is tentatively in March of 2008.
RENAMING THE POWELL AVENUE BRIDGE IN ERIE
Governor Edward G. Rendell signed House Bill 1795 today into law renaming the Powell Avenue Bridge in Millcreek Township as the Staff Sgt. Jeremy R. Horton Memorial Bridge.
Russ Culbertson Memorial Website
SAVE YOUR INK CARTRIDGES

A reminder that we save ink cartridges to send in for reimbursement monies that we use towards postage for our Troops boxes that we send out monthly.We have baggies available for you should you want some. They are postage page plastic baggies with our account number on them. All you need to do is put your personal printer ink cartridges in and pop them in the mailbox!
Pretty easy!

If you would like some baggies, please forward your request to myself at lengling@zoominternet.net or to Laurie Davis at laurid@zoominternet.net .This program has been a great help to our postage expenses over the last couple of years. So a big thank you to all who have been saving your printer ink cartridges.

We CAN NOT accept toner cartridges. Only ink cartridges for your personal printers at home or at work.

Thanks again for all of your support

Kim Lengling
Project Support Our Troops

 
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*Free Custom Gift* Memory Buttons

We are Carol & Steve Welch a blended military family consisting of three children: Traci Morlock, Christine Welch, and Sean Anderson. We started our grief journey when our 19 year old youngest child and only son, Sean Anderson, died in an automobile accident on January 24, 1994. After our son’s death, we attended our first Bereaved Parents of the USA meeting and found a place of peace. Since our very first meeting, we knew that somehow we would try to make a difference in the grief community, and this led to our making the memorial photo buttons. At a recent national BP/USA meeting, a Marine Mom gave us her sacred picture of her handsome son in his dress uniform. When she entrusted that picture to us for a button we realized why we had been put in that place at that time: our mission was and is to Support the Troops – their families. We are retired Army (30 years) and still work for the Army as civilian servants and feel the old Army slogan “We Take Care of Our Own” now applies to all members and families of all the Armed Forces.

As our gift of love and care, we would be honored to make memory picture buttons for Families of the Fallen sending requests, as one Service Family to another. The only price would be the smile that perhaps the button(s) will bring to your face and the knowledge that your child will never be forgotten. The buttons are 2 inches in diameter with a pin back. A picture is produced and may have words overprinted on the picture. Don’t worry about the size or quality of the photograph. We can scan anything from a wallet to an 8 x 10 and often we can make repairs to faded or older photos. You may either email or mail the image/picture and the name or desired inscription. Remember that any scanned and emailed image will only be as clear as the capability of the scanner that you used. All mailed pictures will be scanned and the original will be returned with the button. Please be sure to include proper mailing information and contact information for clarification.

From our Hearts to Yours,

Carol and Steve Welch
123 Rue Grand Drive
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367-2012
welchafela@charter.net

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Periods of War in America
This section sets forth the beginning and ending dates of each war period beginning with the Indian wars. Note that the term "period of war" in reference to pension entitlement under 38 U.S.C. 1521, 1541 and 1542 means all of the war periods listed in this section except the Indian wars and the Spanish-American War. See §3.3(a)(3) and (b)(4)(i).

(a) Indian wars. January 1, 1817, through December 31, 1898, inclusive. Service must have been rendered with the United States military forces against Indian tribes or nations.

(b) Spanish-American War. April 21, 1898, through July 4, 1902, inclusive. If the veteran served with the United States military forces engaged in hostilities in the Moro Province, the ending date is July 15, 1903. The Philippine Insurrection and the Boxer Rebellion are included.

(c) World War I. April 6, 1917, through November 11, 1918, inclusive. If the veteran served with the United States military forces in Russia, the ending date is April 1, 1920. Service after November 11, 1918 and before July 2, 1921 is considered World War I service if the veteran served in the active military, naval, or air service after April 5, 1917 and before November 12, 1918.

(d) World War II. December 7, 1941, through December 31, 1946, inclusive. If the veteran was in service on December 31, 1946, continuous service before July 26, 1947, is considered World War II service.

(e) Korean conflict. June 27, 1950, through January 31, 1955, inclusive.

(f) Vietnam era. The period beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in the case of a veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam during that period. The period beginning on August 5, 1964, and ending on May 7, 1975, inclusive, in all other cases. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(29))

(g) Future dates. The period beginning on the date of any future declaration of war by the Congress and ending on a date prescribed by Presidential proclamation or concurrent resolution of the Congress. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101)

(h) Mexican border period. May 9, 1916, through April 5, 1917, in the case of a veteran who during such period served in Mexico, on the borders thereof, or in the waters adjacent thereto. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(30))

(i) Persian Gulf War. August 2, 1990, through date to be prescribed by Presidential proclamation or law. (Authority: 38 U.S.C. 101(33))
 
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