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Ohio Vet needs help stolen Jeep and Scooter Lift stolen VA just had Installed feb 2014

First off I thank you all for your services, your all beautiful and appreciated.
I am posting this help to at least share on your Facebook or other means you have, or even Donate if able to.
I am in Cleveland Ohio and trying to help a member in my Facebook group who served in USCG in the 80's
His name is John Halfacre 51 years old and John and his wife Lisa bought a nice used Jeep in August 2013 and just last month February 2014 the veterans administration helped by putting a scooter ramp on the jeep.

1 month later this past Saturday March 15 2014 it was all stolen from them.
Thugs in Cleveland stole their Jepp with the new ramp the VA had just installed and he needs it to get to the Dr appointments he has.

The Fox news story is here http://fox8.com/2014/03/25/heartless-man-cant-leave-home-after-jeep-stol...

I have set up a GoFundMe donation fund to help Lisa and John get another Jeep and Ramp.

That link to the fund raiser is here: http://www.gofundme.com/7t4hv0?preview=1

All I am asking is if your able to donate to help them, if not at least post the link to Facebook friends and other groups you belong to and friends.
One dollar adds up and I am trying my best to help. Hope you will also.
I attached what used to be their means of transportation showing the ramp they installed in February 2014


Social Support and Veterans - A survey (about 20 minutes to complete)

Hello fellow veterans!

My name is Hannah C. Pedersen and I am an Army veteran and doctoral candidate at Washington State University in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. I am reaching out to as many veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces as I can find for my dissertation study about social support and veterans.

This is an Institutional Review Board-exempted study and is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Prabu David. The purpose of my research is to identify how social support may help veterans in both online and offline environments. The survey is conducted entirely online and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. I have included a brief summary about what the survey entails and the link provided below will take you to the survey.


You will be asked about your basic demographics (age, sex, etc.), online use, military experience, social support, and items about coping, resilience, and faith. You will also be asked about any experience you may have had with participating in a veteran or health-related group, community, or support group but you do not need to have participated in any groups to take part in this survey. This survey is anonymous and there are no questions that will allow for identification of the respondent.

At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to provide your email address, which is not linked to your survey in any manner, to be entered into a drawing for one of 20 $25 visa gift cards.

If you would be willing to take and/or forward my survey via the link to any veteran you may know, I would be extremely grateful.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you so much for your assistance, I greatly appreciate it!


Hannah C. Pedersen
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Washington State University

Need help finding my Daddy's Military Records. Served in Korat, Thailand during Vietnam War

My father served in the air force during the Vietnam War and has suffered from Agent Orange Diabetes but we need help finding his records. His records show he was in South East Asia but doesn't specify where.

He served on Operation College Eye Task Force which was stationed in Korat, Thailand during Jan-July 1970 (With the 552 AEWNC). He was a flying crew chief.

We need to find a copy of his troup movement orders and pay records.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to find this for him?

Thanks in advance,
Kelly Ives

Father: John L. Ives, Jr.

Veteran Owned Business: Graywolf Survival

Graywolf Survival is at http://graywolfsurvival.com. "Graywolf" is an Army Veteran, and I found his website on a list of Best Survival Sites, and from the information found there, I'd agree that Graywolf has a great survival site that is very informative and well written. I asked Graywolf to tell me something about himself, and this is his story:

Prove I Was on the Grounds in Vietnam

Need to prove I was on the grounds in Vietnam. Served as crew chief with the 70th Aviation Detachment 68-69. Never received TDA because where the plane went I went. Was on the grounds in Cu Chi and monthly and sometimes twice monthly in Long Than North and Saigon. Submitted this info and my DD214 which contains medals info about Vietnam service. Received personnel records for my unit, and my financial history from DFAs which shows I received HFP.
Tried to locate members of my unit but they are dead. Any other suggestions?

PTSD & Transitioning Documentary - Tell Your Story

Attention fellow veterans and those still serving:

I am an independent filmmaker who is compiling information for a documentary concerning PTSD and our struggles with life after the military. I would love to hear all of your stories and tribulations involving living with PTSD, the events that could be tied to PTSD, life after the military and the struggles with ‘civilian’ life (if separated).

vma aw 533

I am looking to find anyone who remembers the call sign of VMA AW 533 in September 1967. Also looking for anyone who knows where after mission or command chronologies may be found for same unit for Sept.1967. Have tried NARA and records of war.

Also looking for after mission reports for VMA AM 242 for September 1967.

Charlie - Retired

Charlie - Retired

Sgt. Charlie Edsall in Korat Thailand

Sgt. Charlie Edsall in Korat Thailand

My service in Korat Thailand was from 1974-1975 with the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, MARS Operator on the side.. I'm looking for an airman by the name of Ron Pargett, who was from Roseville CA at that time. He was a great friend, but we never kept in touch through the years.

Non-Profit Vets Business

I’m a seventeen year disabled vet with combat duty in North Africa. I’m also an MBA/A, and an accomplished business man. Not bragging just getting basic facts out there. I have been trying to get a non-profit business, run exclusively by vets, off the ground and I’m getting blocked. Any brother who has thoughts…please sound off! Here’s the deal in a nutshell:
1. Vets for Protection
2. 100% staffed by vets

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