Base Cleveland Veteran News

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 

SPECIAL EVENTS

SAVE THE DATE

  • 7th Annual Strongsville VFW Community Day *NEW*

Saturday, September 7, 2019 1 – 5 p.m. @17900 Strongsville Blvd. Strongsville, Ohio. For more information view the flier here or call (440) 234-0250.

https://clecityhall.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/vfw-community-day-flyer-2019.pdf

  • Army Night – Indians Game – Saturday, September 21

The link below is a ticket tracker that lists every seat to include section and row number should someone be interested in knowing exactly location of available seats.

https://drive.google.com/Army Day Game Seat Availability September 21 2019

** If interested please contact Maj. Timothy Jenkins at 216-778-0006 or by email at tjenkins@jcu.edu.

  • 2019 Cleveland National Air Show dates released, featuring U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds: August 31 through September 2, 2019

https://fox8.com/2019/01/04/2019-cleveland-national-air-show-dates-released-featuring-u-s-air-force-thunderbirds/

  • National Veterans Memorial & Museum in Columbus, Ohio

For more go to: https://clecityhall.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/nvmm-dedication-and-grand-opening.pdf

NEWS:         *NEW*

1.    Pilot Flies His Fallen Vietnam War Hero Dad Home

As reported August 9 by Gina Harkins for Military.com, Bryan Knight used to watch every prisoner of war step off their planes when they returned to the U.S. during the Vietnam War, hoping one of them would be his dad.

https://mailchi.mp/vva/icmdrjzvlv-26903?e=10c5cc7ceb#ONE

2.    VA Cuts Off Assisted Living Home after Finding Veteran Dead for 4 Days

As reported August 12 by Gale Holland for The Los Angeles Times, federal officials pulled veterans from a Van Nuys assisted living home after finding that the facility had reported a social worker visiting a veteran who had been dead for four days, according to a report released Thursday. The investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also found serious medication errors at the California Villa home. A 100-year-old veteran with sepsis was denied prescribed antibiotics because they were “not covered by Medicare” and ended up hospitalized a second time, the report said.

https://mailchi.mp/vva/icmdrjzvlv-26903?e=10c5cc7ceb#THREE

3.      WWII veteran reunited with his dog tag lost in the Pacific

BISMARCK, N.D. — A 97-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Bismarck has been reunited with a dog tag he lost in Papua New Guinea while serving in World War II.

https://www.armytimes.com/wwii-veteran-reunited-with-his-dog-tag-lost-in-the-pacific/

Read full newsletter here: Base Cleveland Veteran News – August 15 2019