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VOL. 1/ISSUE 45 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 35 cents Normally unreturned contacts for interviews go at the end of a story. This time itll lead. By press time, the Israeli embassy didnt respond to Veteran Voices four email and phone requests for responses to Warren He aneys accusations. Heaney, a Jensen Beach resident, is certain that Israeli air and naval forces were trying to sink his ship in international waters with him on it when they attacked the U.S.S. Liberty on June 8, 1967. The air and water siege started about 2 p.m. local time and lasted about an hour and a half. By its end, 34 Americans were dead and another 171 wounded. Heaney was among the wounded; he got shrapnel injuries during the attack. There were 294 crew members on the signals-intelligence ship operating off the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. It was the fourth day of the Six Day War, the 66-year-old said. The (Is raeli commander) saw us as a threat. He couldnt talk to his troops without us picking it up. American warplanes were twice dis patched to protect the Liberty. Both group, from the U.S.S. America, were recalled shortly after takeoff. According to numerous reports, Navy brass were concerned that those planes had nukes, because theyd been doing training exercises with them. According to the reports, no one was certain who was attack ing the Liberty and Navy commanders had concerns it could have been Soviet forces. Their fears were that the incident could escalate to nuclear if American jets carried those bombs into an engagement. Later, the U.S.S. Saratoga launched planes with conventional weapons. However, the Israeli attack ended as they were en route, and they, too, were recalled. Heaney and others believe something much more disturbing that the then President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, restrict ed the Navy from defending its ship, because the attacker was Israel. Heaney said hed like to travel to Texas and publicly urinate on the former presidents grave. He believes Johnson wouldnt confront Israel during and after the attack, because of political pressures. He wanted it covered up, done and covered up, Heaney said. The story of the Liberty remains hotly debated and divisive 46 years later. While the Israeli embassy didnt respond to Veteran Voice requests for comments, the government has given publicized apologies for the attack, and reportedly some compensation to the wounded and families of the dead. Heaney said hes received no compensation from the Israeli government. At the heart of those apologies, how ever, is a sticking point for Heaney and other survivors. Israel contends that the attack was accidental. A case of mistaken identity for an Egyp -U.S.S. Liberty survivor seeks answers, justice Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN See LIBERTY page 7 Photo by Patrick McCallister U.S.S. Liberty Liberty Liberty Veteran Voices 5671 Should the U.S. strike Syria?What do veterans, those who have been in combat, think about it?Send your thoughts to:


2 SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Wayne Teegardin Phone: (772) 337-5670 Fax: (772) 337-5678 veterans@stlucieco.orgDorothy J. Conrad Building(formerly the Walton Road Annex Bldg.) 1664 S.E. Walton Road, Suite 205 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 By appointmentMon., Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pmWed 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.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) 763-0118.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 patients8 a.m. 4 p.m. Mon. Fri. (877) 741-3400 Weekends, holidays, evenings and nightsWest Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affair s 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) 878-8387 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. The mission of Veteran Voice is to publish a weekly source of information that will provide, in one place, a listing of resources available to veterans, articles about changes in policies or organizations affecting veterans and events of interest to veterans as well as articles about veterans of interest to the general public. Veteran Voice LLC is organized as a partnership of experienced newspaper executives with an interest in veterans and in the communities of Florida veterans and friends. Veteran Voice is a start-up intended to address a perceived lack of information readily available to veterans on programs and policies affecting them and objective reporting of veteran affairs to the public. To our knowledge, and based on comments from lead ers of local veterans organizations, there was no media or website currently meeting this need until the launch of Veteran Voice. We hope you agree, and will support this publica tion with your subscription. Without subscriptions there will be a limited number of people we can help, without which this mission will not be realized. As part of our commitment to supporting local veteran communities, our readers and subscribers. Please let us know what you think by emailing or mailing your comments to us at 1919 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.OUR MISSION STATEMENTAND OUR OBJECTIVE5672 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! 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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 3Driving the veteransAt 75, George Sanders wakes at 3 a.m. most mornings. Oh, the retired fella isnt getting up to things to do with his time. The Stuart man drives veterans from Martin County to the West Palm Beach Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 7305 N. Military Trail. Its a pleasure to drive them, he said. Its a pleasure to wake up in the morning and drive vet erans to the hospital. Sanders gets up at 3 a.m., so he can start getting to veterans at appointed spots around 5:30 a.m. Then he drives them to the VA medical center. Mary Phillips, chief of voluntary services, said Sanders has given veterans more than 12,000 hours over the last 12 years. Tony Reese, Martin Countys Veterans Services supervisor, said hes giving them something far more important than trips. Veterans head to the medical center when Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN Photo by Patrick McCallister See DRIVER page 6 5647


4 SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Patrick McCallister Nicole Rodriguez Shelley Koppel Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Phil Galdys Donna Marinak SUBSCRIBE TODAY (772) 204-2409 info@VeteranVoiceWeekly.comVeteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT POSTMASTER: e Voice of Experience Birthday homecomingMitch Kloorfain/chief photographer th Charles Bianchi, at


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6 SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE they have problems. Thats when life can get a bit uncertain. They know him, Reese said. Being able to rely on him is huge. They have to get to the hospital and hes extremely reliable. Sanders is part of the Veter ans Transportation Network. The program is a collaborative effort of the VA, the Disabled American Veterans and some counties. Phillips said the West Palm medical center has six vans through the DAVs Transporta tion Network program. The DAV raises funds to purchase transport vans at a discounted rate, then donates them to the VAs 172 medical centers for the pro gram. Additionally, the West Palm VAMC has four other vans provided by Indian River and Martin counties. 30 46 volunteer drivers gave 8,024 hours to transport patients to medical-center appointments. They collectively drove veterans 130,396 miles for more than 13,000 appointments. Sanders isnt a veteran, but said his work at Northrop Grumman gave him a sense of connection to the nations military. He worked at the companys Stuart facility from the mid-60s until it closed in the 1990s. Not how things were supposed to work out when he moved to the area from New York City. Sand ers then-wife had family living in Martin County. He moved down to open a pool hall. It was on Seventh Street in Stuart. That wasnt working out as well as he hoped. After one particularly bad weekend, Sanders was rethinking his life plans. Monday, I went to apply for a job at Grumman, he said. I had what it takes, so they took me in. He helped build the F-14 Tomcat and OV-1 Mohawk. When Grumman moved out of Stuart, Sanders decided to stay. So, he retired. A few years later Someone said, George, we need a driver, he said. Sanders volunteered. He enjoyed talking to the veterans and hearing their stories. One time while making some friendly chat with a veteran, another got annoyed. He told me to shut up and drive, Sanders said. Sanders pulled over, got out and opened the back passenger door. He told the veteran no matter what kind of news hed gotten at the hospital to remember oth ers in the van were people with emotions like himself. The man apologized. You know, that man became my best friend, Sanders said. I never had no more problems. Phillips said volunteers must pass background checks. All drivers get a yearly physical and must go to driver training programs, she said. To get a ride, a veteran must have an appointment at the VA getting rides in the West Palm Beach VAMC area, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, call Patricia Cocilovo, DAV Trans portation Coordinator, at (561) ans services. 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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 7 tian supply ship. The country was, after all, in the middle of a fast-moving war with Egypt and three other countries. Heaney doesnt buy it. had up, he said. The second one has bullet holes. Heaney was a cook on the Liberty. The attack came on his day off. Hed spent some time above deck taking in the Mediterranean Israeli jets, which is much of why he doubts the mistaken-identity explanation. slow, Heaney said. They were waving at us, and we were waving back. Although the United States and Israel are traditionally strongly allied, the U.S. took a neutral position during the Six Day War. Heaney said there was no reason for the Libertys crew to be any thing but friendly with the Israeli pilots. He headed below deck to get something to eat after seeing the jets. The galley was closed, but I had a key, Heaney said. I was mak ing a ham sandwich, and all of a sudden it started 50 caliber, armor-piercing bullets going right through my galley. Heaney launched into action. I dropped to my knees and crawled over to the steam jacket kettles, he said. to medical care. The galley would become a makeshift ships hospital during and after the attack. Among other things during the pression. Its well known that Is rael used napalm bombs. Heaney said it also used phosphorous bombs. By the end of the attack, the Lib erty had, among numerous other injuries, a nearly 40-by-25 foot hole. The U.S.S. Davis, U.S.S. Massey and U.S.S. Little Rock arrived hours after the attack to assist the Liberty. Amazingly, the Liberty sailed to Malta and later Virginia under her own power. The Navy sold the ship for scrap in the early s. aney said its still important for the U.S. and Israeli governments to declassify everything related to the attack and fess up to any guilt, or complicity. Were only looking for justice for the Liberty, he said. The Anti-Defamation League, and others, claim that declassi is consistent with the mistak en-identity explanation Israel gave and the U.S. accepted. At its web site, the league claims that skeptics are often motivated by dark reasoning. If Israel knowingly attacked and killed Americans, the views of radical critics of the country are the website reads. Heaney said he doesnt dispute Israels right to exist as a Jewish state. Nor is he anti-Semitic. He said speaking out about the attack and seeking complete explanations is about accountability. Youre not blaming the Jews who live in Israel, he said. Youre blaming the government. LIBERTY from page 1Department of the Navy $25..Before Noon$20.....After Noon$15.......After 4 PM(All Rates Include Cart and Tax) FREE BUCKETOF RANGE BALLSW/ THIS COUPON Small Bucket Expires 9-20-131600 SOUTH 3RD ST., FORT PIERCEFor More information or to Schedule Your Tee TimeFrom US1, turn East on Ohio Ave., Directly behind TD BankCURRENT RATES5646 772-465-8110 772.336.4653 7900 N.W. Selvitz Rd. $20 before 4pm $15 After SPECIAL SUMMER RA TESIncludes tax & cart 5656 Just a short drive from Palm City and Less than10 minutes from St. Lucie West & Tradition On-line Specials Available Daily at Your Voice News Readers SPECIAL 4-SOME AFTER 10AM Tues, Thurs, Saturday & Sunday with coupon expires Sept. 30th $ 60 MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL 3 Months Free With Annual Membership First Timers Get 20% Off The First Year


8 SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE WASHINGTON, D.C. House Committee on Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller released the following statement and letter today regarding allegations that the IRS is unfairly targeting veterans service organizations: As if we needed more proof the IRS is completely out of control. After illegally targeting innocent groups solely on the basis of their political beliefs, the IRS now appears to have Americas veterans ser vice organizations in the crosshairs. Congress has already provided for the tax exempt status of many veterans organizations in recogni role VSOs play in honoring, remembering and assisting some of the most vulnerable and worthy among us wounded warriors, disabled veterans, military families, and the widows, orphans, survivors, and dependents of the fallen. Allegations that VSOs are now being unfairly targeted by the very government they sought to protect and defend are nothing short of unacceptable to me. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Chumuckla chairman, House Committee on Veterans AffairsChairman Miller statement, letter on IRS targeting of VSOs OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9AM TO 5PM Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum 6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780 Special Event Venues Available $1.00 OFF ADMISSION WITH THIS AD 3 Display Hangars Over 30 Aircraft Memorabilia Free Guided Tours Gift Shop C-47 Plane Rides Canteen $1.00 OFF Admission Cannot be combined with other offers. This coupon is not redeemable for cashWITH THIS AD5673 Call:(772) 878-3703 Fax: (772) 343-7287 5619 Michael R. Repoli, CPA, EA INCOME TAXES. ROOT CANAL.Fortunately, we can help with the more painful of the two. Call: 772-878-3703 F AX : 772-343-7287 www.repolicpa.com5619 BUYING SELLING Call 772-201-5229 J C, R5648 Business and Professional Services5665CALL (772) 204-2409 FOR INFO 5702 772-219-9129Come Ride Horses2944 SW Boat Ramp Ave., Palm City www.PalmCityEquestrians.comL T C B SPECIAL EVENT? CALL ME! 40 YRS EXP ONE MAN BAND / DJBig Band, Ballroom, Standards, Oldies, Rock, Country, Disco, Etc. 772-340-24065728 Lic & Ins Avian & Exotic Clinic of Palm CityApril Romagnano. PHD. DVM, ABVP Avian Specialist AAHA CertiedEmergency Services24/7/365 561-723-00254181 SW High Meadows Ave. Palm City 772-600-8895www.avianandexoticclinicofpalmcity.com5681 5686 MARK SMITH 772 287-4244 My Garage of Palm City Your Dealer Alternative3463 SW Palm City School Ave Palm City (772) 5697 5709 772-286-8121Call Flo Howe for more information Always shop Chamber MembersVisit the chamber web site at SCHOOL HAS STARTED.....Be e First To Adopt Any Class In Martin County!ONLINE OR CALL e Original Since 1973&Positive Impact Products 910 Southeast Dixie Highway Stuart, FL 34994We Can Engrave Just About Anything!!


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 9 Daniel I. Werfel Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Dear Mr. Acting Commissioner: serious and troubling change in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) policy governing the tax exempt status of certain veterans organizations. As you know, 501 ( c )(19) of the Internal Revenue Code provides tax exempt status to certain veterans organizations. Under Field Determination Guidelines published on Jan. 27, 2011, these organizations are now required to provide IRS auditors with materials including membership applications, DD Forms 214, or other discharge To ask these organizations to provide materials, some of which include personally identifying information such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth, for, in some cases, millions of members seemingly without cause is unduly burdensome and completely unwarranted particularly given the recent revelations that the IRS has been illegally targeting certain political groups. The American Legion, one of our countrys oldest and largest veterans organizations, recently voiced their concerns about the legality of this policy and the potential implications it could have on their tax exemption. Congress has provided for the tax exempt status of veterans veterans have provided and the important role veterans organization play in honoring, remembering, and assisting some of the most vulnerable and worthy among us military families, wounded warriors, disabled veterans, and the widows, orphans, survivors, and dependents of the fallen. Allegations that they are now being unfairly targeted by the government they sought to protect and defend is nothing short of unacceptable to me. As a result, I am requesting that the IRS provide, by no later than close of business on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, complete written questing this information and a thorough description of what precipitating event, if any, prompted the January 2011 policy change. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this request, please contact Helen Tolar, staff director and chief counsel, via email at Helen.Tolar@, or by calling (202) 225-3527. Thank you for your attention to this matter and for your work on behalf of our nations veterans. With warm personal regards, I am, CJMRep. Millers letter to IRS For info call (772) 287-1088, ext. 111 Tuesday, September 17, 2013Indian River State College 2400 S.E. Salerno Road, Stuart Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce presents 9:15: Primary Care under Obamacare Trends in Insurance. Treasure Coast Urgent & Family Care. 10:00: When the unthinkable happens. How to prepare for your ER visit. Treasure Coast Healthcare System. 10:45: MyChart Your online health connection. Martin Health System. 11:30: Everything you want to know about in-patient, acute rehabilitation. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital at Martin Health. Public Welcome: 9:00 AM 2:00 PM PRESENTATION SCHEDULE Chamber Breakfast: 7:45 AM 9:00 AM Flu Shots Available 5715 Youre InvitedJoin Us as We Celebrate Molly Sharkeys 40th Birthday Monday, Sept. 23 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vine & Barley Palm City 2591 SW High Meadows Ave. Palm City, FL 34990 Tickets are $40 and available at Mollys House and Vine & Barley Palm City. Tickets include dinner, cupcakes, and your choice of a $20 wine card or 5 beer tickets (cra and regular beer available). We will be raing o 40 items in celebration of Mollys 40th birthday. Items include 4 Walt Disney World Park Hopper Passes, $200 gi certicate to Just Gold Jewelers, tickets to a Marlins game, and more! Visit for more information. To order tickets in advance by credit card call 772-223-6659.Mollys House | 430 SE Osceola Street, Stuart, FL | 772-223-6659 Sponsored By: Proceeds Benet: 5723


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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 11 VAs partnership with institutions of higher learning and creates myriad opportunities to help vet erans succeed. This expansion triples the number of on-campus VA vocational rehabilitation counselors avail able to help ease veterans transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VAs Post-9/11 GI Bill and other The counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA medPartner schools provide on-camselors. Since the inception of the Post9/11 GI Bill four years ago, VA has issued about $30 billion in payments to help nearly 1 mil lion servicemembers, veterans and family members pursue their education. VA has signed agreements with the following schools as part of the FY13 expansion: 1. American River College (CA) 2. 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