VFW Service Officer to be in Marceline Oct. 5

The Local VFW Service Officer, Tony McCollum, will be in Marceline on Oct. 5, at the Marceline VFW Post #1471 from 12 p.m. - 4 pm, to visit with all veterans concerning benefits they may be eligible to receive. This is the same time the veteran’s photos are being displayed at the NOMO Art Center on Main Street USA.

Commander John Krumpelman encourages all veterans who may have any questions or who may have problems applying for VA benefits to come by and visit. The VA may compensate veterans for injuries sustained during military service. Other benefits include non-service connected pensions for low income/wartime veterans.

The most common claims are hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing or constant noise of the ears) and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Veterans do not have to be a member of any veteran’s organization to apply for benefits. These and any other claims can be discussed with the VFW Service Office on

Oct. 5. Please bring your DD214 and come in and visit at 105 S Main Street USA and

check on your benefits.