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2260 Corriere Drive, Easton, PA

BROWN & LYNCH POST 9

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ATTENTION ALL VIETNAM VETERANS

The Semper Fi Fund expanded their mission to care for veterans from all military service branches who are catastrophically wounded, ill, or injured from combat operations in Vietnam. To be eligible, service member must have served in country or the surrounding waters.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Blind/legally blind
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Amputation (loss of any limb or extremities)
  • PTSD (combat related) – 70%or greater VA rating
  • Paralyzed (paraplegia, quadriplegia, hemiplegia)
  • Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (cannot function independently)
  • Severe illness linked to Agent Orange exposure (recognized by the VA)

Documents required

  • Copy of DD214
  • Photo ID (front/back)
  • LCpl Parsons Welcome Home Fund Application
  • VA rating decision letter and/or signed note from medical provider stating diagnosis

Assistance may be provided in the following areas

  • Housing grant (adaptive housing, home modification/repair, rent, mortgage, utilities)
  • Transportation grant (adaptive transportation, vehicle modifications/repair)
  • Medical Care grant (not covered by insurance, Medicare, or the VA
  • Funeral/Cremation Expense

Anyone requiring further information should contact our Service Officer Ken Haney.

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VA has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange. 

Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List

If you would like notes of interest posted in future newsletters please email your notes to Al Lesher at 

arl4004@rcn.com

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We do need volunteers to help with future Legion activities. Please take time to look over the signup sheets in the Social Qtrs or contact our Commander. Sign up to help our legion post and to help our community!

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 VA Note The VA is moving forward with paperless electronic claims system. Post #9 will offer computer asssitance in filing claims for those members who do not have a computer, or are not familiar with computer operation. Contact our Service Officer.

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