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This Week In History
January 26, 1943 - The first OSS (Office of Strategic Services) agent parachutes behind Japanese lines in Burma.
January 27, 1980 - Through cooperation between the U.S. and Canadian governments, six American diplomats secretly escape hostilities in Iran in the culmination of the Canadian Caper, the popular name given to the joint covert rescue.
January 28, 1954 - President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the “Act to Create the Coast Guard,” an act passed by Congress on 20 January 1915 to form the Coast Guard (38 Stat. L., 800).
January 29, 1979 – Deng Xiaoping, deputy premier of China, meets President Jimmy Carter, and together they sign historic new accords that reverse decades of U.S. opposition to the People’s Republic of China.
January 30, 2005 - An estimated 58 percent of Iraq’s population defy threats of violence to vote in the first elections since Saddam Hussein’s ouster.
January 31, 1950 - U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II.
February 01, 1958 - Elvis Presley records his last single, “Wear My Ring Around Your Neck,” before joining the army.
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Vet Net News Journal
The VetNet Journal is for vets, about vets, and designed to serve vets with resources and information relevant to their needs. We hope you will visit often and use these resources to benefit you and your families. Memberships are available to Veteran's Outreach as well. Enjoy!
How to Save a Life
PLEASE watch - and then share . This short video illustrates the best demonstration and gives the simplest explanation of exactly what to do if someone near you collapses and is presumably having a heart attack. You could very well save the life of a friend or loved one. Someone you share this video with might save your life..!
Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (The VOW act)
Read up on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs VOW act! Below is a link to the official webpage, giving citizens an chance to read the full bill as well as understand the major points of this monumental and important act. Here at Veterans' Outreach we are actively participating in talks with senators and government officials so that this bill can become a reality! Let's work to give our vets the resources and skills so they may earn a living among the countrymen they sacrificed much for!
Woodside Elementary performs
"The Unknown Soldier"
On 11-11-11, Ann Matthey's 5th grade elementary class performed "The Unknown Soldier" for an assembly of family, friends, and veterans. The song, "The Unknown Soldier," was originally sung by Don Ellis Gatlin, written by Tedd French and Bob Dellaposta, and recorded on Veterans' Outreach's cd "Home Free: A Tribute to the American Veteran."
"Crazy Joe" Crazy For VO
During World War II, Joe Lavinger had the nerve-wracking job of working on mine sweepers in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and says he’s “lucky to be here.”
A Brother's Love Motivates Bob Goddard
Bob Goddard was only six years old when the United States got drawn into World War II. His brothers, 13 and 15 years older, both enlisted, one before and one shortly after Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.
A Message From The President
I am grateful for the country that we live in and I owe my freedoms to think, to do, and to be the patriot and individual that I am to the brave veterans of our Armed Forces. I am in a position to give something back to our men and women, being able to help a veteran in need is a great honor.
A Veteran's Search For Help
When Danny Riddle woke up in a hospital in April 1974, the only thing he knew was his name. His ear was lying on his shoulder and half his head wasn’t there. A lot of surgery and rehabilitation followed, but even that couldn’t make up for the fact that he couldn’t remember a thing about his tour in Vietnam. To compound the situation, he could not get his military records, no matter how he tried—including approaching a congressman.
Michigander Finds Kentucky Home with VO
Jim Larsen thinks Kentucky is so “fantastic” he decided to move there after finally retiring. But he didn’t know he would be starting a new career as Regional Director for the Veterans’ Outreach in Grayson.
VO Receives Donation From Home Savings
Darlene Pavlock (middle), Executive Director of Home Savings Charitable Foundation, presents Teri Ely (left) and Robert Julian, both of Veterans' Outreach, with a $10,000 donation to the organization. (Submitted photo, July 25, 2010)
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