This Week In History

 
March 30, 1981 –  President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.
 
March 31, 1992 -  USS Missouri (BB-63), the last active American battleship is decommissioned.
 
April 01 , 2003 -  Pfc. Jessica Lynch (19), part of the 507th Maintenance Company captured on Mar 23, was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital in Nasiriyah.
 
April 02, 2014 – A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood Army Base near the town of Killeen, Texas, with four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 others sustaining injuries.
 
April 03, 1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs off on legislation establishing the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948, more popularly known as the Marshall Plan.
 
April 04, 1949 - The United States and 11 other nations establish the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a mutual defense pact aimed at containing possible Soviet aggression against Western Europe. 
 
April 05, 2003 -In the 18th day of Operation Iraqi Freedom US 3rd Infantry troops entered Baghdad for the first time.

 

 

 

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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..!   

 

http://ahsc.arizona.edu/node/730

 

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! 

 

http://veterans.house.gov/jobs

 

 

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, new head of KY officeJim 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)