This letter from Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) is greatly appreciated.

And, we also have the following information.

January 24, 2013 UPDATED December 8, 2016

There are many VA employees and volunteers that will try and help in your search for possible VA Benefits. The following are just some contact points that may be able to help you.

In the Sacramento, California Area, Howard Quinlan, Department of Veterans Affairs. Howard represents the Oakland VA Regional Office in Sacramento. His number is 916-364-6790. Always know/have your VA number when dealing with the VA. Howard or Tim can help.
NOTE: I only recntly found out (April 2016) that anyone who served in the military during WW II or during the Vietnam War, you might be eligible for "Aid and Attendance". Check with your local VA Office.

VA benefits contact numbers for information are: 1-800-827-1000 or 1-800-749-8387.

You may also want to contact Mrs. Mary Lou McNeill, Exec. Director, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Chapter 500, P.O. Box 255484, Sacramento, CA 95865, 916-481-6020, E-mail: vva500@sbcglobal.net, Chapter 500 website: http://www.sacvva500.org. Mary Lou is very active in the Sacramento veterans community and has many contacts.

In the Palm Springs area of California, Alice Gollin is the Califormia State Commander of the National American Ex-POWs and is also a National Director and a Chairman of the BasePow American POWs who were incarcerated by the Japanese in the Philippines during WW II. She can be reached at 760-610-1271.
UPDATE: Alice is in the process of moving to St. Smions, Georgia. More updates to follow as she gets settled.

Clydie Morgan works for the American Ex-Prisoners of War in Arlington, Texas. She can be reached at 817-649-2979 or hq@axpow.org

If you know of other organizations that might be helpful, please let me know.


Tom Moore

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