VFW MAGAZINE - 2005
VFW'S BLUNT MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
VFW MAGAZINE - March 2005
VETERANS SCREWED AGAIN
AN UNITED STATES SENATOR FIGHTS FOR VETERANS
HONORABLE VETERAN MOCKED FOR HIS PTSD
VFW MAGAZINE - JUNE & JULY 2005
REAL VIETNAM VETERAN HEROES
AGENT ORANGE - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SUSSEX, NEW JERSEY HOME OF VFW DISTRICT 21
HE OBEYS ORDERS INSTANTLY
A LIGHTER SIDE: Wife vs. Husband
VFW'S BLUNT MESSAGE TO CONGRESS
PTSD DISCRIMINATION
LATEST VFW STATE SERVICE OFFICERS
THE STRESS OF COMBAT ARTICLE
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PTSD
PTSD DISCRIMINATION
VFW DISTRICT 21 NEW JERSEY
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) ON THE NET
WHO IS JACK CUNNINGHAN

VFW National Commander Delivers Blunt Message to Congress
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Although, cuts in veterans benefits impacts veterans and their families, in the long run, they impact all of America.   (Think about it.)
 
America will always need brave men and women, who are willing to honorably serve in our military.   If United States politicians continue to expect a strong volunteer military, they can't cut the benefits of veterans.   As tens-of-thousands, young veterans get added to the Veterans Affairs System and VA funding remains almost the same after inflation, the Math should be simple.   Programs get cut.   VA Hospitals, OutReach Centers and Clinics close...    (Even parking becomes more of a problem.)
 
These are all considered benefits.  The VA hospital at Montrose New York that I have been using for ten years is closing down as In-patient.  This is after, the VA spent millions on renovations just a couple of years ago.  A number of great programs are going and are not being picked up by local VA hospitals.
 
America's current, brave and honorable military men and women are tomorrow's veterans.   Please write or call your politicians.  Your children and their children's future is important today.
      Jack Cunningham
 
Not everyone can serve in America's Military.  However, everyone can care for those, who are willing to serve honorably...  
Please write or call your politicians. 
 
 
These are the latest VFW  State Service Officers.  They are VFW employees, who help veterans obtain their Veteran Benefits from the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs  (VA).   Call your state VFW Representative.  Find out what your benefits are.
Please pass on to one of the newer veterans or the older veterans...
 
 
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The Veterans of Foreign Wars  America’s Greatest Family of Veterans

March 2005
 


VFW News:
VFW National Commander Delivers Blunt Message to Congress 
 
  The commander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. called on Congress today to fix the veterans' health care shortfalls in the President's fiscal year 2006 budget. Click here for full testimony.
Action Corps Legislative Alert
President Bush recently released his VA budget request for next year. The proposal is completely unacceptable. It provides just four-tenths of one percent increase in veterans health care funding at a time when thousands of young men and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. What can you do to fight this battle?
Click here to find out.

Click here or on the above graphic to the right to view a public service video message from the VFW. (Please allow a moment to load.)

Corporate Partnership: Pfizer Donates $50,000 for Phone Cards 
 
  Pfizer representatives recently visited the VFW National Headquarters to present a $50,000 donation to buy phone cards for the veterans organization's Operation Uplink program. Since Operation Uplink was launched in 1996, more than 7 million phone cards have been distributed to the nation's activity-duty force and hospitalized veterans.

Picture: Pfizer representatives Jim Wood and John Ogden present Assistant Adjutant General Larry LeFebvre with a $50,000 donation for Operation Uplink. Also attending was Carlos Escobar, VISN 15.
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Military Lifestyle: VFW Honors Military Family Member's Volunteer Service
The VFW is proud to recognize outstanding military family member's volunteer efforts on behalf of the troops. Their special helping touch is inspiring. Read about the generous way they are helping other military families.

Click here to find out more about VFW’s Military Assistance Program.


Veteran Services: Service Officers Help Veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
As thousands of American troops return from Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas, VFW not only understands the serious transition of returning from deployment, but is eager to serve the needs of America's newest veterans. That's why every Wednesday, VFW Service Officer James Adams makes his scheduled trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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Membership Benefits: Sharing Your Memories With Others
Memories are one of the most important treasures we share with family and friends. VFW has teamed up with MeM, Making everlasting Memories, to help you celebrate life and life events by preserving life stories to share with friends and family around the world for current and future generations. Whether building a child’s life story from birth, or memorializing a loved one after their passing, you may publish written biographies, images, memories and well wishes to share with loved ones around the world.

Click here for more information.


VFW in the Community: Homeless Veterans 105-Year-Old Hero
Boston's homeless veterans have an unlikely advocate in a WWI/WWII veteran who has experienced something not many others have -- he has been alive for all six Boston Red Sox World Series titles. (It was 86 years between the fifth victory, in 1918, and the sixth, in 2004.)
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Member Spotlight: 
 
  
 

Kenneth E. Thomas 

Post: #5684-Madison Post, Madison, NC
Born: February 16, 1962
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps, 1981-2002
Theater of Operations: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southwest Asia
Military Medals:
MUC w/4 Stars; USN/USMC COM; USN/USMC AM w/1Star; JMUC; NUC w/1 Star; MUC w/4 Stars; USMC GCM w/5 Stars; NDSM; SWASM w/2 Stars; SSDR w/4 Stars; OSR w/2 Stars; USMC SGR; KLM (SA); KLM (KU); 11 Commendatory Citations


       
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Visit the site of Nikki Mendicino, a 15 year old (oops...16 year old now) POW/MIA activist and Veteran Advocate for the past seven years. Read about her many accomplishments and awards. http://nikkiusa.com

Everyone has a photographic memory...some just don't have film.

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This is about how a tag-team of corrupt lawyers were able to use an honorable Vietnam Vet's PTSD disability against him, when he tried to bring Legal Malpractices charges against them.  The only problem is that the evidence is clear against the corrupt lawyers.  Please press the link to learn the details.  http://home.earthlink.net/~ptsd_discrimination
 
You can read the honorable Vet's Vietnam experiences at:  http://www.CapVeterans.com

 

 
HONORABLE  VETERAN  MOCKED  FOR  HIS  PTSD
 
 

 
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PLEASE  PRESS  THE  ABOVE  PICTURE  FOR  AN  UPDATE  ON  THE  MARINE.
 
 

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TODAY'S  BRAVE  AND  HONORABLE  MILITARY  IS  TOMORROW'S  VETERANS

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Investigate New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm
 
Due to this major Conflict of Interest within New Jersey's Office of Attorney Ethics, the New Jersey Government should call for an investigation outside the Office of Attorney Ethics on their Vice-Chairman Robert Correale, Esq. and his Law Firm . 
    Since I'm a disabled, PTSD Veteran, I requested the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) to please carry out this investigation due to this major Conflict of Interest in the State of New Jersey, but the DOJ refused.   The DOJ wrote that I had to have this resolved in New Jersey.   Since I felt that New Jersey didn't give me Equal Rights Of State Laws, I felt my civil rights were being violated under Statue II of the Disability Act.
Please do me a favor and visit this webpage to learn the details:   http://www.americans-working-together.com/id78.html
 
 
 
WHAT DID JANE FONDA REALLY DO (In Short)
 
 
JANE FONDA AND JOHN KERRY WORKING FOR AMERICA'S ENEMY TOGETHER
 
 
A MESSAGE FROM JANE FONDA ABOUT HER VIETNAM TRIP
 
 
I might be pissing in the wind, but I have to do something...   Please press the link:   
 
 
 
I found this great PTSD article on a military base.   It was in a FAMILY MAGAZINE for American troops.
PTSD does not only hit our military men and women.    It impacts a great number of Americans, who never left home...
Child abuse, elderly abuse, marital abuse, street crime victims (rape), etc. are some of the biggest sufferers.
Understanding PTSD is a great way from keeping it from passing down through generations.
 
 
 
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A  "PRO SE"   PTSD  VIETNAM  VET  WINS  A  LEGAL  MALPRACTICE  CASE  AGAINST  A  VICE-CHAIRMAN  OF  ATTORNEY  ETHICS.

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A  PIECE  OF  FORGOTTEN  AMERICAN  HISTORY
 
THE  BATTLE  OF  MINISINK was such an embarrassment to the Americans that it took 43 years, before the bodies of the dead were collected and buried.   Please press the link to learn the details.
 
 
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 PLEASE  PRESS  HERE  TO  LEARN  A  LIST  OF  AMERICAN  CELEBRITIES,  WHO  REALLY  DO  CARE  ABOUT  AMERICA'S  VETERANS  AND  CURRENT  MILITARY

 
 
 
 

 
 
A few years back, I wrote to a good number of American Celebrities asking for support for American Hospitalized Veterans.  Sadly, most did not even return a response.  However, those celebrities, who did send something back, more than made up for those, who did not...

Recently, I came across pictures of two of the American Celebrities who did, and I want to share their pictures with you.     http://home.earthlink.net/~americans_who_lived_as_peasants/id20.html

It's nice to know who your friends are.

Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com

 

 
 
"In 1982, the public perception of a Vietnam vet was Sylvester Stallone's film character RAMBO, a mentally disturbed and thoroughly fictionalized ex-soldier."
 
 
VETS  WHO  MADE  A  DIFFERENCE
 
 
 
AGENT  ORANGE  IMPORTANT  INFORMATION
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
DO YOU HAVE A CLOSE RELATIVE BURIED IN A VETERANS CEMETERY...  HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS WAS YOUR FATHER'S GRAVE?
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DON'T  OUR  VETERANS  DESERVE  BETTER  THAN  FLOODED  GRAVES.
 
 

 
 
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PLEASE  PRESS  THE  BELOW  LIFE  MAGAZINE  COVER  TO  LEARN  ABOUT  THE  VIETNAM  UNIT  THAT  HAD  THE  NICKNAME  "THE  PEACE  CORPS  VOLUNTEERS  WITH  RIFLES."

PLEASE PRESS THE BELOW ARTICLE TO READ
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PLEASE PRESS THE ABOVE ARTICLE TO READ
 
 

 
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DISNEY made it big on good, moral, honorable, American family stories.  It's when DISNEY changed their format that the Corporation started having problems.

Wal-Mart made it big;  because they advertised everything sold in the store was American-Made.

Boy, how things change!!

    Jack   http://www.CapVeterans.com 

 
 

PLEASE  PRESS  THE  DOCTOR  DONOHUE  ARTICLE  TO  LEARN  MORE  ABOUT  POST  TRAUMATIC  STRESS  DISORDER  (PTSD).

PLEASE PRESS TO LEARN MORE ON PTSD
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PLEASE PRESS TO LEARN MORE ON PTSD

 
 
 
 

 
VFW  DISTRICT  21  IN  SUSSEX,  NJ
 

 
These events are open to all Veterans, their Families, their Friends and all appreciative Americans...  
 If you are an appreciative American, please come to show your support even if it means just saying  "Welcome Home" a few times. 

Please PRESS the below link for the details of a Honorable Veteran's PTSD Discrimination case.       

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DON'T  BE  A  COUCH-AMERICAN... 

Please pass around the information for Mail Call.   Have your family write letters to overseas Americans in the military.   Let them know that Americans appreciate their sacrifices... 

 It's something that every American; and every American group can share in.

   Make it a family project, where your children learn about America from you...

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