Veterans Resource Fair Set for Wednesday

Are you, or is someone you know, a veteran of the United States military? If so, you may benefit from an event that will take place tomorrow. The Veterans Resource Fair will take place from 12-5 p.m. May 29 at the Meadville Downtown Mall at 900 Water St. in Meadville. For more information, call U.S. Representative Mike Kelly’s office at (814) 454-8190. Bring along your discharge papers, DD214, or your updated DD215.

VFW Storms the Hill to #AxeWidowsTax

On Tuesday, the VFW joined veteran and survivor organizations, surviving spouses and dependents to storm Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to end the disgraceful Widow’s Tax. More than 65,000 surviving military spouses and dependents are unjustly penalized because their loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. America must honor military survivors. DO NOT tax them! Stand with the VFW and call your Representative.

House Passes Nine Veterans Bills

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed nine VFW supported veteran bills with an overwhelming voice vote. Five of the nine bills focus on the veteran suicide crisis, and others tackle transition, access to VA care, and cost of living increases. The passage of these nine bills on to the Senate came right before our nation paused to observe Memorial Day. The VFW applauds all the members of the House who showed their support for veterans and their families by overwhelmingly passing these bipartisan bills. Now, it is time for the Senate to do the same and send them to the president’s desk.

POW/MIA Update

U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan was a pilot serving with the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th U.S. Air Force. On June 6, 1944, he was killed. Interment services are pending.

Army Pfc. Roger L. Woods was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, during the Korean War. Interment services are pending.

Army Cpl. Billy J. Butler was a member of Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, engaged in combat operations against the enemy near Kujang, North Korea. Interment services are pending.

Till next week, praying for all veterans.


– Charles Castelluccio