• Chuck and his wife Ann

  • President and Charlie heading to the East Room

  • Chuck and his son Mike

  • Chuck and his daughter Jeanna

  • Medal of Honor

  • East Room For The Medal of Honor Ceromony


The Veterans Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified crisis responders who are there to help. Many of these responders are veterans themselves. 

Crisis Line (Call 988)

Crisis Line (Text 838255)


~ The Above Link Is a PDF File From The National Association of County Veterans Service Officers.  For You Marines, It's a Must-Read ~
Chapter member LTC. (Retired) Chuck Kettles received the Medal of Honor in July 2016

LTC Charles S. Kettles (ret) Passed Away On January 21, 2019.  Rest In Peace My Friend, Rest In Peace......



We lost another hero on December 23, 2021, Lloyd Lee (above). 

Click Here To Find Out If You Qualify For Health Care At The VA As A Veteran.


President’s Message February 2023


This month at our regular meeting we will be voting on next year’s budget.  The proposed budget that the board approved was, as usual, based on past practices and estimated cost changes. The two new budget items are:

     $2000 for an educational seminar to be led by our own Sandie Wilson.  This will be targeted at local veterans and be about benefits under the newly passed PACT ACT.

     $8000 from our long-term savings to our “Way Forward” fund.  This fund will assist other veterans to help organizations provide small amounts of emergency cash or Uber rides to eligible veterans.  Conversations with providers indicate that this will meet an unmet need in our area.  We will re-evaluate this project at the end of the year.

     Have you read any good books lately?  I have.  Our own chapter member, Dr. Reuel Long, brought copies of his book “Mash Doctor in Vietnam” to a chapter meeting.  I bought one just to support a fellow member.  Then I read it.  Wow!  It is a GOOD book and I recommend it highly.  You can order it on Amazon.  You won’t be sorry.

     Another chapter member, Rev Bob Bull, has a new project.  He calls it “DAVe” for “Delivering a Vet”.  Often, an area veteran without family close by will need a ride to a treatment or procedure that requires someone else to do the driving.  Rev. Bull is putting together a list of volunteers who may be able to provide the ride.  You can reach him at 734-664=7878 for more information.


I’ll see you at our next meeting.  In the meantime, stay safe and stay proud.

Stan Harrison, President