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Dear Sean,

It fills my heart with cheer to report that the DAV helped a quarter of a million disabled veterans and their families get needed support this year — more than all other veterans organizations combined!

Christmas Tree   It’s a testament to how friends like you have been ensuring care and showing patriotism since the end of WWI as you help us lead the way for America’s wounded.

Sharing Holiday Hope with Our Vets!
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Arthur H. Wilson, National Adjutant
Disabled American Veterans



Lack of Care “Beyond the Battlefield” Leads to Tragic End

Dec_2011_lack_of_care.jpg   Veterans who die in battle are honored, but no recognition is given to those who succumb to depression or addiction as a result of their injuries. That’s why the DAV works hard to reach veterans before it’s too late — vets like Jimmy Kinsey, whose struggle to recover from combat wounds came to a tragic end.

 
DAV Teamwork Wins Vietnam Veteran’s Disability Claim

Teamwork.jpg   When the VA refused Vietnam veteran Vincent Marrone’s disability claim, he felt alone and hopeless. But with help from the DAV, Marrone eventually succeeded in his struggle. “The award of my earned benefits changed my life,” he said, “And just working with the DAV renewed my faith in my country.”

DAV Supports Unique Career Training Program

Agricultural.jpg   With support from the DAV, a California farm is training active-duty military and veterans in organic and sustainable agriculture. Many troops come from a rural background, and the vast majority of farmers are over the age of 55. Since the country needs more young farmers and young veterans need work, it’s a perfect fit.


DAV Opens Center for Veterans and Families

 Vet_center.jpg   The DAV recently helped open the Veterans Comfort Zone in Sequin, Texas. "[The center] will have trained peer-to-peer specialists to help with job searches, housing assistance, finding resources, spiritual assistance, etcetera. Or they can just come in and have a cup of coffee,” explained Comfort Zone co-chairs Gary Elley and Terri Herrle.


Korean War Veteran Drives to Help Fellow Veterans

 vet_driver.jpg   After 9/11, Korean War veteran Bill Kennedy called a recruiting bureau to see how he could help. On learning Kennedy was 68, the recruiter said, “You’ve finished your share.” Mr. Kennedy didn’t see it that way, however, so he’s been satisfying his drive to help from behind the wheel of a DAV van for the last 10 years.

 
With Your Support, Veterans Share Holiday Hope Through the DAV!

troop_with_gifts.jpg   When veterans support other veterans through the DAV, they share stories and give advice, their families connect with one another, and they visit the sick and injured in veterans’ and military hospitals.

It’s especially wonderful to see veterans sharing holiday hope at this festive time of year. You’ll join and enhance all that fellowship as you make your holiday gift of $25 … $50 … $100 or more now!

 
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DAV Newsbriefs
Lack of Care “Beyond the Battlefield” Leads to Tragic End


DAV Teamwork Wins Vietnam Veteran’s Disability Claim


DAV Supports Unique Career Training Program 


DAV Opens Center for Veterans and Families


Korean War Veteran Drives to Help Fellow Veterans


With Your Support, Veterans Share Holiday Hope Through the DAV!


Meet Our 2011 Disabled Vet of the Year!
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Joe is truly an inspiration to the local veteran community,” said the DAV’s Ron Minter. See for yourself why the DAV is proud to honor Joe Cassilly. Salute the heroic service of vets like Joe, as you give $25, $50, $100 or more now!

Support DAV today!

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Since its founding more than 90 years ago, Disabled American Veterans has been dedicated to a single purpose: Building Better Lives for America's Disabled Veterans and Their Families.


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Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans

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