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LA vets air concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall

by / Friday, 27 March 2015 / Published in California News, Meetings, National News, Press Releases, Veterans Resource
LA vets air array of concerns about VA care at Legion Town Hall Meeting

Veteran Hy Arnesty speaks at the Town Hall meeting at Hollywood Post 43. Photo by Jon Endow

By Ken Olsen – March 24, 2015

Eva Mayes has a simple question after watching her husband suffer the humiliation of lying in his own waste, enduring the pain of bedsores and the anguish of neglect during his two years as a patient at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

The town hall was attended by national, state and local American Legion officials – including California Department Service Officers and staff – representatives from two congressional offices, the mayor’s office, Los Angeles County, and a cross-section of veterans groups. The town hall presented a forum to air complaints and look for ways to work together to improve services for veterans, said Verna Jones, executive director of The American Legion. Click here for full article.

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