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VOL. 1/ISSUE 40 FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013 35 cents PENDING PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID AT FT PIERCE, FL TREASURE COAST South east Florida Honor Flight is getting ready to spread its wings again to give area World War II veterans a chance to see the memorial dedicated to them on the National Mall. year, Michael Roberts, chairman, said. Obviously its way to hot in (Washington, D.C.) right now, and in winter its too cold. The next one-day trips are 19. The local Honor Flight group, depart and arrive at the Palm Beach International Airport. Mar tin County Commissioner Doug a volunteer who spends the day Honor Flight as a guardian. these veterans go through over time, he said. Its amazing to Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer Julie and Bill Paterson of St. Lucie County welcome home Alvin Silverman of Port St. Lucie during the return of an Honor Flight for veterans in May. The next Honor Flight takes place on Sept. 7. Patrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comTake-off scheduled for Sept. 7See FLIGHT page 4 SUBS CRIBERS :Our Periodicals Permit with USPS is still pending. Please let us know how timely delivery of your Veteran Voice is by emailing us the date you receive your copy and your zip code toinfo@veteranvoiceweekly.comFor the next 3 weeks we will track this information & relay it to the Postmaster. Thank you for your help on assuring the best delivery times possible.5029 YO UR AD HERE:Learn more about how we can help you promote your business to Veteran Voice readers every week from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Okeechobee Counties. Contact us today to hear about our very affordable advertising programs for every budget. Call now (772) 204-2409


2 AUGUST 9, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE PALM CITY Custom Agro nomics will never be a household name, but it is a company to watch. co-owner Mike Williams said. the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. He served until 2000, mostly at Fort Benning, Ga. He made captain, and said the mili tary experience greatly prepared Certainly organizational skills, management skills, he said. Doing more than you have time to do. how deeply the military experi Proudly displayed on his desk is his West Point shako, stovepipe hat. On Monday, Aug. 5, GrowFL named Customer Agronomics as watch, Getting on the annual list is a coveted prize among young companies. The Business Development nated Custom Agronomics. Tim Dougher, executive director, said that being named among GrowFLs companies to watch helps companies in many business circles. He said it was impres sive that Martin County had two company. tWo companies and puts them on Williams said Custom Agronom ics isnt constricted to creating a product line customers can take or leave. It has developed a way to customize its products to buy ers needs. We have a patent-pending technology that allows us to do some things no one else in the world can do, he said. Custom Agronomics does those things with silica. Silica has been used in agricul to a plant, it can make the plant tougher. Its always been very He went on to explain, (Silica) have always understood the benPatrick McCallisterFOR VETERAN VOICEpatrick.mccallister@yahoo.comSee COMPANY page 10 U.S. Army veteran Mike Williams is co-owner of Custom Agronomics, a Palm City company recently named by an industry group as one of 50 companies to watch in Florida. Indian River Colony Club Indian River Colony Club Indian River Colony Club offers a unique and intimate setting for your event within our newly renovated Colony Hall. This venue features top quality dining, a chapel, a private bridal room, state of the art lighting and sound system, elaborate chandeliers, dance oor and much more! Call today for a tour! Robbie: 321-255-6050www.IndianRiverColonyClub.comI n dian Riv e r C o l ony Club 1936 F r eed o m D riv e V i e ra ( M e l bourn e), FL 32940(321) 255-6050Planning a Wedding, Bar Mitzvah or other large event? Bring your party or corporate meeting to Colony Hall! Seats up to 300 guests. Colony Hall 5060




4 AUGUST 9, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE watch. He added, It gets ridiculously emotional. You have these men and women who a long time ago nations history to a person, they all say what they did was the norm; its what anyone would do. Smith and other guardians dont just volunteer to spend a day with the veterans. They pay $400 spent, Smith said. Hes worked with at least a dozen charities, Anyone who participates gets more than they can imagine out to see how well done it is. It is the best run volunteer organization The veterans pay well, Honor trip with their service. Taryn Kryzda, Martins county administrator, went on an Honor a World War II veteran. She said it was among the most emotional times shes shared with him. She, I wanted to buy his ticket, too, and they said, No way, she said. way. The Honor Flight Network is a hubs. The National World War II Memorial was erected in 2004. The Honor Flights began, almost by accident, a year later. Honor Flight Southeast Florida started in 2009. The local hub also started Operation Homecoming organized hundreds to be at the erans. The hub is organizing the Theodore Wilson Publisher Steve Erlanger Partner Managing Editor Patrick McCallister Mitch Kloorfain Eric Macon Graphic Designer Donna Marinak $18 YEAR (52 weeks) (772) 204-2409 or contact us by email at: Veteran Voice is a newspaper for veterans, POSTAL STATEMENT Veteran Voice (USPS# 9749) is published weekly by Veteran Voice LLC, 1919 SW South Macedo Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34984. Periodicals Postage Paid at Ft Pierce, FL Send address changes to: Veteran Voice, 1919 SW South Macedo Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34984 e Voice of Experience Martin County Commissioner the countys current veterans sermore or less got the hub started. visor at the time. He retired and We were at a county veterans mentioned (Honor Flight), Had could organize a meeting about it. Haddox said he was busy with Reese was doing a great job with Honor Flight. He made a manage way. crazy, Haddox said. It was coor dinated by the countys veterans Among those who got involved early on was the Martin Coun Fighters 2959 -which organized and leads whats turned out to be Martin County and other agencies head out to parking lots to with money. Our average weekend is $55,000 a weekend, over three One thing about Honor Flight, street goes to Honor Flight, he added. Davidson is also the operations makes certain there are planes, care and anything else the veterplane. Sometimes two. $80,000 a trip, Davidson said. The planes about $55,000, $60,000. The average trip sends 85 to 90 veterans to D.C., Roberts said. In addition to volunteer guardians paying their ways, and the boot drive, Southeast Florida ers through the year. But, David son said the hub still depends on people acting on their own. vidual donations, we couldnt do FLIGHT from page 1 Mitch Kloorfain/chief photographer World War II veteran Peter Minicucci shakes hands with people in the crowd welcoming him and a team of veterans home during September 7.See FLIGHT page 5


VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE AUGUST 9, 2013 5 this, he said. Were looking at $250,000, really more like $300,000, a year to do this. Surrounding everything Honor Flight does is a sense ever, because World War II veterans wont. According to an Associated Press estimate, the once 16.1 million World War II veterans than 1,100 a day. Only about 2 million are living, according to a recent report by the De No one has an exact daily AP and others have developed the same estimate by using data, and standard mortalthat America will have almost no World War II veterans by long as Frank Buckles the last surviving American World War I serviceman America will lose its last World War II Buckles died in 2011 at age 110. The youngest World War and are 86. In addition to Honor Flight Southeast Florida theres another local hub, Space Coast Honor Flight. That volunteer group takes 25 veterans a Oct. 19. Honor Flight Southeast Flor ida is on the web at honor. Space Coast Honor Flight is at spacecoast. For more about the nation al Honor Flight Network, see Information about the Washington, D.C. World War II Monument is at FLIGHT from page 4 A battle remembered night bombardment. Private Steven E. Munchak, a medic, was there. This was war! Munchak was born in Scranton, Penn., marArmy in 1943 at age 22. He had previous service and medic training he was shipped with his unit Montgomery campaign. In December 1943, the di vision moved on to Italy and in December 1943 on to eastern Italy (Anzio). By spring, the campaign horrible stalemate. Rome was the allied goal but Until Italy, Steve Munchak hadnt experienced intense combat, though as a mortician, he was Conditions were minimal with two-person bun ker living. The medical aid bunker wasnt much bigger. and night air raids with phosphorus clouds degrounds. Here wounded and dying soldiers were tended a deep depression on him which today is termed traumatic brain syndrome. To this day, the 93-year-old veterans emotions His subsequent discharge was given on Oct. 30, resides. Axis Sally, an American citizen broadcasting Hotel in Rome. Steve Munchak was included as its medic. Leaving the battle lines, working north stuka dive bombing and German scouting along eluded the troops that occupied the Excelsior established his planning area. In the next room was the medical aid station manned by Pvt. Steve Munchak ...And another one on the horizon as VA reduces WWII vets disability statusBy Barney P. Giordan FOR VETERAN VOICE See MUNCHAK page 7 5032 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


6 AUGUST 9, 2013 VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE veterans about the WASHINGTON The Departlaunched an awareness campaign and a new website, aca, to let veterans know what health care that improves their health and well-being, said Eric health care, you do not need to take any additional steps to meet the health care law coverage stanany time. the world-class care we provide to the men and women who have Shinseki added. care at any time by visiting www. callare available at the U.S. Department FOR VETERAN VOICE See HEALTH page 7 Total U.S. Servicemembers1 217,000 Non-mortal Woundings 6,188 Total U.S. Servicemembers 286,730 Non-mortal Woundings 4,505 106,000 Total U.S. Servicemembers 78,718 Other Deaths (In Theater) 11,550 Non-mortal Woundings 4,152 Total U.S. Servicemembers (Union) 2,213,363 Other Deaths (In Theater) (Union) 224,097 Non-mortal Woundings (Union) 281,881 Total Servicemembers (Conf.) 2 1,050,000 Other Deaths (In Theater) (Confederate) 3, 4 59,297 Non-mortal Woundings (Confederate) Unknown Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 306,760 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 2,061 Non-mortal Woundings 1,662 Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 4,734,991 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 63,114 Non-mortal Woundings 204,002 Living Veterans 0 Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 16,112,566 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 113,842 Non-mortal Woundings 670,846 Living Veterans 5 1,711,000 ______________________________ Korean War (1950-1953) Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 5,720,000 Total Serving (In Theater) 1,789,000 Other Deaths (In Theater) 2,835 Other Deaths in Service (Non-Theater) 17,672 Non-mortal Woundings 103,284 Living Veterans 2,275,000 Total U.S. Servicemembers (Worldwide) 6 8,744,000 Deployed to Southeast Asia 7 3,403,000From the U.S. Department FOR VETERAN VOICE See WARS page 8 Buy One Get One FREE!!Regular 18 Hole Golf Rate $45 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Restaurant with Full Bar Banquet Facilities Stocked Golf Shop Lessons with PGAInstructors 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees Professional Golf Fittings by Brians Precision GolfRegular 18 Hole Golf Rate $75 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S V isit for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.$4500After 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCGood for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MC$2000After 2:30 pmIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCBanquet Facilities for All Occasions Exit 101 SR76 1/2 Mile West of I-95 Stuart,Florida772-287-3680Ex. 0 038342 YV2 YV2 YV2 4989 Expires 8/9/13Range Balls Any Size visit: Stuart, Florida772-287-3680 15 Acre Driving Range All Grass Tees Banquet Facilities for All Occasions The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Restaurant with Full Bar Banquet Facilities Stocked Golf Shop Lessons with PGAInstructors 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees Professional Golf Fittings by Brians Precision GolfRegular 18 Hole Golf Rate $75 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S V isit for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.$4500After 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCGood for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MC$2000After 2:30 pmIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCBanquet Facilities for All Occasions Exit 101 SR76 1/2 Mile West of I-95 Stuart,Florida772-287-3680Ex. 0 038342 $3100Before 11:30amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.$2000After 2:00pmIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 8/9/13Good for up to 4 playersExpires 8/9/13 The Ultimate Golf ExperienceA Public Course with a Private Club Feel... FA CILITIES INCLUDE: 18 Hole Championship Golf Course Restaurant with Full Bar Banquet Facilities Stocked Golf Shop Lessons with PGAInstructors 15 Acre Driving Range with All Grass Tees Professional Golf Fittings by Brians Precision GolfRegular 18 Hole Golf Rate $75 everyday. Including cart w/G.P.S V isit for Online Specials$6000Before 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.$4500After 11:30 amIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCGood for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MC$2000After 2:30 pmIncludes Cart with G.P.S.Good for up to 4 playersExpires 2/8/13 HTN MCBanquet Facilities for All Occasions Exit 101 SR76 1/2 Mile West of I-95 Stuart,Florida772-287-3680Ex. 0 038342 772.336.4653 7900 N.W. Selvitz Rd. $20 before 4pm $15 After SPECIAL SUMMER RA TESIncludes tax & cart 5044 Less than10 minutes from St. Lucie West & Tradition On-line Specials Available Daily at St. Lucie West & Tradition SPECIAL 4-SOME AFTER 10AM Tues, Thurs, Saturday & Sunday with coupon expires Aug. 3oth $ 60 MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL 3 Months Free With Annual Membership First Timers Get 20% Off The First Year


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VETERAN VOICE THE VOICE OF EXPERIENCE AUGUST 9, 2013 11 County Veterans Service OfficersSt. Lucie County, Donna Carlsen 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. 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