VFW CALLS ON CONGRESS HELP VETERANS FIND JOBS

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. will testify before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs tomorrow morning, discussing long-overdue legislation to help veterans find jobs. The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. in the committee chambers, room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Live video will be available on the committee’s website, veterans.house.gov, during the hearing, and a full list of witnesses along with their prepared remarks will also be available tomorrow morning.

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Return the Favor

Return the Favor is an awareness and fundraising campaign sponsored by the VFW Foundation to honor, celebrate and support active-duty and retired military and their families. The VFW Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), America’s oldest and largest service group for combat veterans.

Return the Favor programs and services fill in governmental assistance gaps for troops abroad, deserving military families back in the U.S. or America’s often forgotten veterans. Programs support all branches of the military, are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no VFW affiliation. Through Return the Favor programs and services, the VFW Foundation seeks to make military personnel and their families feel appreciated for their service to our country.

Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry to receive Medal of Honor tomorrow.

An Army Ranger from New Mexico who lost his hand throwing a grenade away from two fellow soldiers in Afghanistan will become one of only two living service members awarded the elite Medal of Honor in the current round of conflicts, Army officials said Thursday.

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who will receive the nation’s highest award for valor from President Obama on July 12, continued to bark orders at his junior enlistees even as he was being bandaged at the scene of a 45-minute fight with insurgents, members of his unit told reporters.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/10/nation/la-na-medal-of-honor-20110610

Here is his profile on the Army’s MOH site.

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/petry/

Repose, wake, Mass set for longtime West Seattleite Joe Butzerin

A Requiem Mass will be held for (former First Lt.) Joe Butzerin at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Monday, July 11th. Starting Friday, July 8, at noon, Joe will be in repose at the Butzerin home at 4903 SW Hill Street, where visitors will be welcome at any time. A wake will be held on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Originally posted on the West Seattle Blog

http://westseattleblog.com/2011/07/repose-wake-mass-set-for-longtime-west-seattleite-joe-butzerin

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