Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Somebody Gets It

Last month, I had a post up asking why in the world our service organizations weren't able to give assistance to wounded soldiers at Army or Navy hospitals like they can at VA hospitals.

Maybe someone was listening?

"The nation’s largest veterans organization today signed an agreement with Walter Reed Army Medical Center that will significantly alleviate the long backlogs in out-processing wounded soldiers.
In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today during The American Legion’s 47th annual Washington Conference, The American Legion will establish an office with paid staff at the facility to assist in the transition of wounded service members from the Dept. of Defense to the Dept. of Veterans Affairs."

Thank you, Andi, for providing that bit of information.

I am not terribly familiar with the American Legion; Old Sarge was a member at one time, but dropped out over some dispute on the state level concerning our VA Representative. Regardless, I think this is a great first step to helping out our service members. Like I said, there are service officers trained to do this already in BOTH organizations.

And the VF*n*W is ......(crickets chirping)......still calling for a Congressional investigation. Commander Kurpius, you really need to ask yourself who is doing more to help our veterans.

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