We are grateful to our VetAssist clients who are sharing
their personal stories including veterans’ stories from
female WWII veterans, who at that time, didn’t serve alongside
men. Instead, they served in the Women’s Army Corps
(WACs) and the Naval Reserve’s Women Accepted for
Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES).
Our veterans’ stories describe what it was like to
serve your country, return to civilian life and
start new careers and families.
Our stories about veterans include inspiration, poignancy and
humor. For example, a WWII veteran inspires us as an active
volunteer in his 90s. Some suffered the loss of a spouse or
child. A WWII medical technician describes her role as a
A common thread among every veteran’s story is a happy
ending. Each of these veterans is now entitled to a little-known
VA benefit called “Aid and Attendance.” This is a monetary
benefit which covers the cost of a personal care aide and more.
Veterans Home Care’s VetAssist Program helps these veterans
live as independently as possible with dignity in their own home using the benefits they earned from military service.
WWII Navy veteran William Parker Darwin, who retired at age 100, recently applied for the VA Aid and Attendance benefit for home care at 105 years old.
St. Louisan Roger Ross, Vietnam era veteran and former Air Force cook, trained at Ft. Lee, now has VA benefits for elder care and Alexa.
To celebrate Black History Month, we’re spotlighting Jack Lary a VetAssist client and one of the few remaining African American veterans of the 25th Infantry
A few years ago, in his early 90s, Truman Medders, ran across some startling information: Each day nearly 22 veterans die by suicide, almost double
Texas Veteran Celebrates Her Birthday, Korean War Armistice Day and her Korean War Veterans Benefits
When applying for Korean War veterans’ benefits, military records are important. Mickey LaDuke learned the Army’s record-keeping precision when she enlisted and her name didn’t
Veteran Americans who thank veterans for their service should supersize their gratitude to Charlotte Silverman Bowman of Philadelphia. She’s the matriarch of a family that
Frank Wynn served his country proudly. Like many fellow members of the Greatest Generation, Frank seldom discussed his time in the service. He was a