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Friday, April 09, 2010

Men From The Forgotten War

Mike Harden, retired columnist for the Columbus Dispatch, wrote of a gathering of Korean War veterans at the American Legion post entitled "Men from 'forgotten war' recall fateful night". An excerpt follows:

Hunkered over fried bologna sandwiches and Bud Lites, the last men standing from an old Columbus-based Korean War company of Marines assembled on April Fool's Day to discuss a mutual throb in the molar of memory.

The noon drinkers who were bellied up to the bar of the American Legion post on Demorest Road paid scant attention to the assemblage of gray-hairs, who had come together to honor the 60th anniversary of the most harrowing months of their lives.

(To read the remainder of the article, click the link above)

Reading Mr. Harden's article reminded me not only of the "forgotten war", but of how underutilized VA non-service connected pension benefits are. If you have significant medical expenses such as in-home, assisted living or nursing home care and are a wartime veteran (which includes the Korean War), or if you are the widow of a wartime veteran, you could be missing out on up to $23,000 in benefits per year that could help you pay for your medical expenses that are ripping through your savings.

If you know someone that needs more information on VA Pension, have them give me a call or visit for a free guide. No veteran or their widow should let this benefit to slip by.

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