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VOL. 2/ISSUE 13 FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 201435 cents Robert Bob Parenti knows a lot about war. He served in the Ar mys 8th Armored Division during World War II. Hed seen a lot of war. He also knows a lot about love. When youre over there, youre alone, he said. You frequently have the feeling youre neglected. Turned out that back home Lau rie Sullivan was thinking about her sweetheart off in Europe about him all the time. Theyd met in 1943 at a USO event, and wrote many letters back and forth. What Parenti didnt know was that she was saving his letters from the front. The couple married in 1946. Then came life, children, ca reers. I just found these letters for Parenti said. She saved them. I didnt know it until years later. I was going to throw them out, and she said, No. Those are my letters. Parenti said that when reading the letters he vividly remembers where and when he wrote them. Remembering war through love letters A surprising discovery at the WWII MuseumWhen an Indiana woman went to the National World War II Muse um in New Orleans earlier this year, she hoped she might see a display or photos depicting her high school sweetheart, a Marine who was killed in the war. Instead, Laura Mae Davis Burl ingame discovered the diary in which Cpl. Thomas Cotton Jones wrote about her, the Associated Press reports. I didnt have any idea there was a diary in there, said the 90-year-old Mooresville, Ind., woman. Before he was killed by a Japa nese snipers bullet, Jones last request was for whoever found the diary to return it to the girl he loved. He died on Sept. 17, 1944, Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comDomenick Scarlato FOR VETERAN VOICE See DIARY page 4 Photo by Patrick McCallister See PARENTI page 5 8609 Send us an email with your Name, Address and when you received this copy of Veteran Voice in your


2 JANUARY 31, 2014 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 Clinic1901 South 28th Street., Fort Pierce, FL 34947 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, 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 OBJECTIVE8610 SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!! 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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 31, 2014 3 Are you a veteran who likes actually worked with them in ser as little as 12 months, and go on If so, LASER-TEC wants you. Founded by the National Science Foundation in 2013, its an association of community and state colleges, universities, high schools and technical centers, trade associations, and laser and Its headquarters is at Indian River State College at Fort Pierce. And according to its principal in vestigator, Dr. Chrys Panayiotou, LASER-TEC is actively seeking veterans not only to help vet skill, but also to partner skilled people with companies who badly need them in the southeastern Vets tech group wants you Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN (Photo courtesy of See LASER page 4 Indian River Colony Club Toll free: 877-484-6178 Place Patriots Call Home Maintenance Free Living in Single 2-4 BR Single Family Homes Take a tour! Call Today!Although we don't play golf or tennis, IRCC is the ideal place for us. Maintenance free living (someone else does it, not me) is a dream come true. Retired military with over 12 moves, we've nally found the place that we can call home. ~Karen & Robert WasReady to start your next adventure? Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve with the time to do everything you always wanted to do.Active, Friendly, Military Retirement Community 8653


4 JANUARY 31, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE the third day of the U.S. assault (now Palau). When Jones went off to war, he and Burlingame (then Davis) were a couple, but were not engaged. Burlingame isnt sure why she never received the diary. It had been sent to Jones sister. His artifacts were donated to the mu seum in 2001. Curator Eric Rivet let her take a closer look, using white gloves to protect the old paper from skin oils. Ive never experienced anything quite like this, Rivet said. Ive met other peop1e who were connected to museum artifacts, but they knew the artifacts were there. To meet someone who had no idea that they were featured in an artifact on display was a unique experience for me. But it was truly a pleasure to meet Lau ra Mae and to witness the event unfold. Jones last entry written aboard USS Maui on Dec. 1, 1943, de scribes winning $200 at craps. He had a total of $320, he writes, and if he were back home, Laura Mae & I would really have a wonderful X-mas. He wondered if he could wire the money to her as a Christmas present. The museum provided Burlingame with a copy of the diary, after she insisted the original stay there. nearly all of the diarys 4-by-7inch back cover. The picture itself is black-and-white, but the pho tographer had tinted her cheeks pink and her lips dark red. She signed the photo, Love, Laurie. Domenick Scarlato served in the U.S. Navy on active duty from 1944-48 and later in the Naval Reserve and National Guard. He holds a doctorate of education and because of his work in special education, has been involved in an advisory capacity while changes to national mental health care policies occurred over the last 50 years. He has been a St. Lucie West resident for 14 years. Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Tammy Raits Managing Editor Debbi Denning Kelly Delprete Mary Kemper 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 DIARY from page 1United States. lutely, Panayiotou said. Our main goal is to increase veter ans awareness about our programs, especially vets returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who are seeking a way forward after their service. Those veterans who have experience in electronics may be able to opt out of many of the college credits necessary for cate (the 12-month program) or an associate degree (a two-year program), Panayioutou said. One of our students, Will Keiser, is a Navy veteran, and works for us as a part-time lab assistant, he said. and photonics, students take two basic electronic classes and two classes in laser and pho tonics. Associate degree-seekers in mathematics and general education (such as humanities) and eight classes in core elec tronics. Additionally, students receive complete hands-on training in a laboratory envi ronment, so they can use their skills immediately after theyre But remember, if we have vets with previous experience, we give credit for courses based on their experience. Panayiotou said the need technicians is high, and that there are many companies eager to hire the right people. Its a very satisfying job that earns a very good income, he said. Besides attracting and train ing vets, LASER-TECs other key goals include (from la Assist colleges with existing by providing support, professional development, and equipment. Assist colleges without laser create courses and programs by providing startup support. Provide professional devel opment for K-12 STEM teachers career awareness to students to create a high-school-to-college student pipeline. Develop, expand, and strengthen partnerships beindustries and all regional colleges. Expand the membership of the Industrial Advisory Board, and monitor the supply, demand, and skill-set needed by cians in the southeast region through a strong Industrial Advisory Board. Anyone wishing to learn more about LASER-TEC and what it can offer veterans should contact Veronica Martabano at (772) 462-7446.LASER from page 3Do we want veterans? Absolutely, Panayiotou said. Our main goal is to increase veterans awareness about our programs, especially vets returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq who are seeking a way forward after their service.


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 31, 2014 5 He also vividly recalls what was happening. What horrors and inconveniences of war were going on the days he put pen to paper to talk to his sweetie. These letters bring memories up Im not comfortable with, he said. But, the letters Laurie saved and wouldnt let Parenti throw out are the thread for his 2013 book, A Story of Love and War: World War AII Recollections From Letters Written To a Soldiers Sweet heart. When he was 18, Parenti signed gram and attended the University of Detroit. The military terminat ed the program 10 months later. The would-be future Lt. Parenti suddenly found himself a private heading to Europe. I had a grudge, he said. I was not a good soldier. Grudge or not, Parenti had a censored many of his letters to her. And he wasnt allowed to keep but a few from her. Still, pen to paper on the hope that Laurie would read those words gave Parenti a place to simultaneously discuss love and war. I was able to get my feelings out, he said. Of course, there was the getting letters part, too. Mail call. The soldiers would rush around that jeep, he said. If they didnt get one, Id seen them break down. Parenti said expressions of love from wars teach us much about our humanity. He said that he once quoted to Laurie from a letter Napoleon Bonaparte wrote Josephine de Beauharnais from a The letters going today from soldiers are the same as the ones I wrote, Parenti said. Its phe nomenal. He said the words found in sol diers letters throughout history make something clear about love and war. The last thing a soldier thinks about is not up there, Parenti said, pointing skyward. Its about his momma and sweetheart. and order a copy of his book, visit PARENTI from page 1 Photo by Patrick McCallister 8664


6 JANUARY 31, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Behind the scenes, it has accom plished big things. Mostly what it wants to accomplish is helping to honor veterans. It is The Patterson Foundation. And, perhaps, helping honor veterans is an understatement. In addition to a huge project its about to complete, it wants to help many others help veterans. A large, new ceremonial center being called the Patriot Plaza at Sarasota National Cemetery is halfway through construction pieces were lifted into place Jan. 17. The dedication is planned for June 28 this year. Its a perfect example of how individual foundations or groups can help honor veterans at national cemeteries in large and Foundation points way on how to help national cemeteries See CEMETERIES page 7 Mary KemperSTAFF 8744


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE JANUARY 31, 2014 7 small ways and The Patterson Foundation wants to spread the word on how it can be done. It has developed a model of how communities can partner with national cemeteries to achieve a beautiful and lasting legacy honoring veterans, according to Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation CEO. Think of us as a demonstration project, Jacobs said, noting that to work with a national cemetery in partnership with the Veterans Administration. There are 131 national cemeteries in the U.S., Jacobs said. But only 12 percent of veterans choose to be buried in one. Why Two reasons: Either theyre not aware they exist, or they feel they dont qualify. The truth is, you dont have to die in service to qualify, she said. As a matter of fact, she said, the unclaimed remains of a Civil War veteran were buried in a national cemetery years after he died. Jacobs said shes keen to get the word out to other groups in terested in honoring veterans by helping national cemeteries. Maybe someone would like to see a carillon installed, or a walking path, but they dont quite know how to go about it, she said. The Patterson Foundation through the process. Noting that Brevard County is in the process of building its own national cemetery, Jacobs said that were documenting our experience to assist others in communities like Brevard, and we can offer good insight on how best to see national cemetery projects through. The origin of Pattersons support of the national cemetery at Sarasota is fascinating. It was born because we wanted to honor the legacy of our original wealth, Jacobs said. It goes back to Joseph Nedill, who originally bought The Chi cago Tribune in the 1880s as a way to help Abraham Lincoln win election, she recounted. In Lincolns second Inaugural Address, he urged the honoring of those who served, and their widows and families. And thats where the inspiration began. It took many years, but soon Sarasota National Cemeterys Pa triot Plaza will grace the city and honor veterans in a big way. The Plaza will feature 48,000 square feet of walkways and gathering areas; several areas con taining specially commissioned a 20,800-square-foot glass roof over the amphitheater; a rostrum the size of one and a half tennis courts, with seating for a 55-piece orchestra, and seating for 2,800 people (thepattersonfoundation. org). The June 28 dedication will be open to the public. Indeed, Jacobs said, it is contrary to national cemetery rules to charge admission, or to refuse the public admittance in any way. Jacobs said shes honored herself to be a part of the proj ect, and stressed that others who have the wish to assist in similar projects with their national ceme teries can consider The Patterson Foundation a valuable resource for information. She stressed that Patterson will not fund other, similar projects rather, the foundation is ready to provide guidance on how to go through the process from start to Think of it this way, Jacobs said. Government funds good. Philanthropy and generosity fund imaginative excellence. Those interested in receiving guidance (again, not funding) can contact The Patterson Founda tions head of military initiatives, Sandy Beckley, at sbeckley@ There are 131 national cemeteries in the U.S. But only 12 percent of veterans choose to be buried in one. Why is that? Two reasons: Either theyre not aware they exist, or they feel they dont qualify. The truth is, you dont have to die in service to qualify. 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8 JANUARY 31, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Veteran Voice is committed to producing the best newspaper we can and delivering it to you ner. Because of the geographic area covered by Veteran Voice with a limited circulation, the only viable delivery option is the U.S. Postal Service. For the class mail, which is prohibi tively expensive. During that time, we worked toward quali fying for a second class rate, or Periodicals postage, which was established by Congress in the 1700s to facilitate delivery of class mail service at close to third-class, or bulk rate, prices. The regulations are stringent and complex, but the presumed while. All subscribers now receive their weekly Veteran Voice via USPS Periodicals Permit deliv ery. As the newspaper is deliv day afternoon, any subscribers in our coverage area from Brevard through Martin counties should receive the current issue by Friday, or at the latest Saturday, and many do. Due to feedback we have re ceived concerning some delivery delays, we have spoken with the postmaster at our entry for ePublication Watch, a USPS periodicals tracking service. From what we have determined so far, it appears that deliv ery problems are sporadic and probably related to individual you experience delivery problems, please email us at subscriptions@veteranvoiceweekly. com or drop us a note at the the volume and issue or the publication date along with the date you received it, plus your name, and we will try to iden tify where the bottlenecks may be occurring. Thanks for your help in assuring that all our subscribers receive their Veteran Voice on time. If you have any comments/compliments/ complaints or suggestions, please let us know that, too. Ted Wilson, publisherIs your Veteran Voice delivered on time? A decade on, the World War II Film Series at Stuarts Blake Library is still pulling em in. This is the 11th year, Carl Captain Keske, said. I do it every year, normally 10 weeks long. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, about 200 were on hand to see Vengeance at Midway. Many ap peared to be World War II vet erans, such as Seabee John Pereira, Stuart. We saw them all last year, he said. For the history. Its inter esting history. 1943 to 1945. He was in Operation Iceberg, the 82-day Battle of Okinawa. I havent got a scratch, he said. Id do it all over. But there are plenty of younger folks on hand for history lessons, too. Karen Laake recently discovered the program. This one is the second one, Laake said. Well come back again. Abbigail is homeschooled. Ah, yes, daughter Abbigail Bire ly, 13. Whats it like for her sit ting in a room full of World War II Its kind of weird in a way, but I feel honored in some aspects, she said. Abbigail hasnt approached them for conversation yet, but plans to. program started when his wife, Carol, was volunteering at Blake Library. One of the program directors brought up the idea of a mens book club. Carol kindly and eagerly volunteered Carl to start one. Most folks call him Captain, by the way. Thats be cause he served in the Navy from to When he retired, he was well, he was a captain. Keske was stuck by Carols vol unteerism, but he had an idea. How about instead of a mens book club doing a multi-week educational series of World War II I told (the program director) I could put on a program called Band of Brothers, Keske said. Sold. The 2001 television miniseries was broken into 10 episodes, so the program ranged over 10 weeks. The series featured Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Funny thing happened. Keske up to the program. Yeah. Hundreds did. Theres a great following, Keske said. People really like World War II stuff, so thats what I do. Photo by Patrick McCallister Blake Library World War II breaks out at Blake Library, Stuart Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee WWII page 10 8647


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10 JANUARY 31, 2014 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE Keske said he tries to read up on subjects covered each week, so he can speak well about them. Sometimes, he does trivia ques tions and gives prizes. I have World War II books, he said. I just give them away. I have limited space in my library. Thats how that works. And other times, everyone gets a treat some World War II veter ans show up who were in the bat tles discussed in the videos and are willing to share their stories. One time, that was Stuarts Bob Parenti, author of A Story of Love and War: World War All Recollec tions From Letters Written To a Soldiers Sweetheart. One year, a guy was in the Battle of the Bulge, he brought (and read) letters hed written to his wife during the battle, Keske said. This year, Captain is presenting the History Channel series Battle 360. The presentations are 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays and free to attend. On deck are Bloody Santa Cruz, Feb. 5, Enterprise ver sus Japan, Feb. 12, The Grey Ghost, Feb. 19, Hammer of Hell, Feb. 26, D-Day in the Gulf, March 12, and The Em pires Last Stand, March 19. Blake Library is at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart. The phone is (772) 221-1403. WWII from page 8 Warbird Museum adds new aircraft The Valiant Air Command is pleased to announce the addition of a Douglas A-4C Skyhawk to its Warbird collection. The aircraft al Airport recently. The Skyhawk is a highly regarded US Navy attack aircraft. Originally deployed in the 1950s, the Skyhawk played a vital role amenable to new missions as an advanced pilot trainer, and even equipped the US Navy aerial demonstration team, the Blue Angels characteristics and small size made it popular as an adversary trainer, teaching US Navy and other services pilots the kind of maneuvers they might have to employ against our potential adversaries small, maneuverable This A-4C is fully airworthy, and is a frequent performer in airshows and other events across the nation. It will be on display in the Vietnam hangar of the Val iant Air Command, at 6600 TICO Road, Titusville, FL 32780. For additional information contact the Valiant Air Command at (321) 268-1941. FOR VETERAN VOICE 8608 All furnishings were designed for this home and are negotiableFor more information and pictures go to: Coley Real Estate GroupJason Coley/Realtor/CDPE 772-201-5229 Beautiful, custom designed 5 bd. 3.5 bth home, with library lo and oversized game room. Brazilian cherry wood, tile and carpet ooring, custom window treatments, granite, wrought iron railing, crown molding throughout. One of the most beautiful homes on the market and it comes with its own botanical garden-like landscaping Your Own Botanical Paradise and pool home in Vero Beach A $1,000,000 Home For Only $499,000 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 AD8611


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