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e Voice of Experience 35 centsVol. 1 / Issue 8 Friday, December 28, 2012 Kim Doe Gon was born in Korea in 1946. During the Korean contor (Counter Intelligence) with the By Joyce Wilden For Veteran VoiceJack Morris: Lost and found Photo courtesy of Joyce Wilden Young Jack and his soon-to-be big brother, Bill Morris, in Korea.See MORRIS page 3 Hiring Floridas Heroes places 27,000 vets in 2012 By Patrick McCallister For Veteran VoiceGovernor announces programs success at Opa-Locka Coast Guard Station earlier this monthSee HEROES page 3
2 DECEMBER 28, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE *Full Service Access to all employment and training services. *Satellite Access to limited employment and training services. Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie & Brevard Counties Workforce Solutions Home Page: http://www.yourworkforcesolutions.com/ 2 0 1 2 / 1 3 S u n r i s e T h e a t r e P r e s e n t i n g S p o n s o r s F o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f a l l s h o w s c o n f i r m e d t o d a t e o r f o r m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e F o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f a l l s h o w s c o n f i r m e d t o d a t e o r f o r m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e F o r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f a l l s h o w s c o n f i r m e d t o d a t e o r f o r m e m b e r s h i p i n f o r m a t i o n v i s i t o u r w e b s i t e S t a r t o f f t h e N e w Y e a r w i t h G r e a t E n t e r t a i n m e n t S t a r t o f f t h e N e w Y e a r w i t h G r e a t E n t e r t a i n m e n t 1400 1390 Reface or Replace Your Kitchen CabinetsBY WORLD W IDE6118 SE Federal Hwy Stuart772-288-6255 FREEIN-HOME CONSULTATIONCALL T ODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT Visit our Beautiful Shooroom! Why DreamMaker?25 Years Servicing the Treasure Coast Home of Virtual Remodeling (see it before you do) SAVE! National Buying Power Satisfaction Guaranteed Warranty Program on All Work Locally Owned Blow Bubbles in Your Bath, Not Your Budgetwww.DreamMaker-Stuart.com6118 SE Federal Hwy Stuart 772-288-6255 License #CGC1507879
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4 DECEMBER 28, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Ted ElkinsPublisherSteve ErlangerPartnerPhil GaldysDebbi DenningJennifer ToombsDave MercierTammy RaitsMitch KloorfainNicole RodriguezPatrick BernadeauShelley KoppelDonna MarinakEricka King SUBSCRIBE TODAY $18 YEAR (52 weeks) (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.com their families and their friends. e Voice of Experience number substantially. AMENDMENT from page 3 Photos courtesy of Pete Sayles right, Bodnar boogies with elf Frances Quinn.Holiday fun in Vero Beach
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6 DECEMBER 28, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE culminating with the Christmas many historians arguing that the Military aviation in VietnamSee AVIA TION page 7 By Col. Terry Yon Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Titusville For Veteran Voice HCB-YourVoice-4.79x6.3.indd 1 12/17/12 5:13:50 PM 1373 Designer Beach, Resort & CruisewearRalph Lauren Juicy Couture, Calvin Klein & many more. Hurry in for the Best Selection772-873-88882084 NW Courtyard Circle(Plaza next to Chilis in SLW)1381 Going on NOW! Lovely Holiday Dresses 25 % 50 % 75 % OFF! Storewide
VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 28, 2012 7 military was brought to bear against sis lost the war. AVIA TION from page 6 USDVA, Social Security Adminis tration and the Internal Revenue Service will assist veterans by no Reports (EVRs). Please see all the details in the attachments along with the PMC Example Letter that informs Veterans nationwide of the discontinuance of the annual Information on changes to income Eligibility Reports $48..Before 11 AM$40.....After 11 AM$30.......After 2 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax)IN SEASON20 PLA Y LOY ALITY C ARDSave over 15%772-465-81101600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee Time From US1, turn East on Ohio A ve., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES Call for Mens & Womens League Info.1392 1399
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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE DECEMBER 28, 2012 9 QUIZ from page 8 Photo from milavia.net Veter an Voice.See QUIZ page 11 CLUES ACROSS 1. Twos under par 7. Expresses surprise 10. Shows exceedingly great size 12. At this place 13. One who prints from a plate 14. U.S. Open golf champ Corey 15. Stupefy with alcohol 16. Breezed through 17. A major division of geological time 18. Humble request for help 19. Part of a deck 21. Albanian monetary unit 22. Atomic #22 27. Atomic #18 28. Catholic holiday service 33. Canadian province 34. Capital of Alberta 36. Large African antelope 37. Mexican tortilla sandwich 38. Pigmented eye membrane 39. Babys food protector 40. Winglike structures 41. Sun-dried brick 44. Those dull in appearance 45. Basketlike babys bed 48. Purpose or intent 50. Cry made by sheep 51. More than one spouse CLUES DOWN 1. Incredible edibles 2. About aviation 4. Bulgarian monetary unit 5. Point midway between E and SE 6. Old CCCP or U___ 7. Rubber tree genus 8. Waterless 9. Female chicken 10. Relating to the Hebrews 11. Dig up 12. Diacritic caron 14. Capital of Sicily 17. Shock therapy 18. Cyto_____: surrounds the nucleus 20. Daughters of the Am. Revolution 23. Nincompoops 24. Great battle of 333 BC 25. Salt Lake state 26. Woman (French) 29. A public promotion 30. Social insect 31. Knifed 32. Formal association of people 35. Toff 36. Snaps up 38. Annona diversifolia 40. Opera vocal solo 41. Largest continent 42. Day (Latin) 43. Sole 44. Hit lightly 45. Guy (slang) 46. Black tropical Am. cuckoo 47. Screen Writers Guild SUDOKU1369 CR OSSW ORD 1403
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12 DECEMBER 28, 2012 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Donna Carlsen Phone: (772) 337-5670 Fax: (772) 337-5678 email@example.comDorothy J. Conrad Building(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.) 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 By appointment Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Lucie County Community Services Bldg.(Corner of Avenue D and 7th Street) 437 N. Seventh St., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Walk-ins Mon. and Fri. 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Brevard Veterans Services Office2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B, Suite 102 Viera, FL 32940 Office: (321) 633-2012 Fax: (321) 637-5432 Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed. and Fri, 8 a.m.-noon Manager: Glenn McGuffieIndian River CountyJoel Herman Vero Beach 2525 St. Lucie Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Ph: (772) 226-1499 Fax: (772) 770-5038Sebastian Square 11602 U.S. 1, Sebastian, FL 32958 Ph: (772) 589-6597 Fax: (772) 581-4988Martin CountyTony Reese, Veterans Service Office Supervisor Nick Ciotti, Veterans Service Officer (772) 288-5448Veterans Services OfficeMartin County Community Services 435 S.E. Flagler Ave., Stuart, FL 34994 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Important Telephone Numbers (from Martin website need to check) VA Life Insurance Ctr., Phil., PA 1-800-669-8477 VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000 VA Medical Ctr, W. Palm Beach 1-800-972-8262 Pharmacy, VA Medical Center 1-800-317-8387 Military Retired Pay Activities, Cleveland, OH (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force ONLY) 1-800-321-1080 Military Retired Pay Activities, Topeka, KS (Coast Guard ONLY) 1-800-772-8724 Survivor Benefits (SBP), Denver, CO 1-800-435-3396 Stuart VA Clinic (772) 288-0304 Okeechobee CountyVeterans Services office (863) 763-6441, Ext 5. Fax: (863) 7630118.Orlando VA Medical Cente5201 Raymond St., Orlando, FL 32803 (407) 629-1599 or (800) 922-7521Telephone Care(407) 599-1404 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (800) 645-6895 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon Fri (321) 637-3625 Viera patients 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center7305 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33410 (561) 422-8262 or (800) 972-8262 Telephone Care(561) 422-6838 (866) 383-9036 Open 24 hours 7 daysViera VA Outpatient Clinic2900 Veterans Way, Viera, FL 32940 Phone: (321) 637-3788 1 (877) 8788387 Mon. Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.St Lucie County PTSD Clinical Team (PCT) Outpatient Program 126 S.W. Chamber Court, Port St Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 878-7876Fort Pierce Community Based Outpatient Clinic727 North U.S. 1, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Phone: (772) 595-5150 Fax: (772) 595-6560St Lucie Community Based Outpatient Clinic128 S.W. Chamber Court, Port Saint Lucie, FL 34986 Phone: (772) 344-9288Stuart Community Based Outpatient Clinic 3501 S E Willoughby Boulevard, Stuart, FL 34997 Phone: (772) 288-0304 Fax: (772) 288-1371Vero Beach Community Based Outpatient Clinic372 17th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 299-4623 Fax: (772) 299-4632IMPORTANT N UMBERS ... Veteran Voice is a weekly publication designed to provide information to and about veterans to veterans and to the broader community. Veterans are an integral part of their Florida communities, which currently have individual organizations of their own, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans of America and many other groups with a narrow focus, but no convenient way to connect to a wider population of veterans and to the community in general within a limited geographic area, their community. 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