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An American Hero: Veteran Richard Cox

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Navy Vietnam Veteran Richard Cox

What makes Richard Cox a true American hero?  After reading about his twenty years of military experience, his determination to make a difference regarding veteran challenges, and watching the following video, you will agree.  “Richard is a strong, silent man who is very dedicated to veterans, and their causes.”  This comment came from Judy Atencio.  Ms. Atencio, is an advocate for veterans and also an associate member of VVA Chapter 1071.  She has witnessed his tenacity for veterans time and time again, while being part of various veteran issues with VVA Chapter 1071.  For example, recently, important headway has been made with, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015, currently in Congress.  Without active veteran commitment with veterans like Richard Cox, there is no face to the cause.  His leadership, has helped bring positive results. Continue reading An American Hero: Veteran Richard Cox

Luis Montalvan & Dog Tuesday Visit CO

0415161746~3Former Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan and his dog Tuesday visited Colorado for a special reading from his book, Tuesday Tucks Me In.  This book signing event was created for children 10 and under who have a veteran in their life.  The first fifty military families who attended were welcomed with a free book by author, Luis Montalvan. Continue reading Luis Montalvan & Dog Tuesday Visit CO

Veteran Advocate: Judy Atencio

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Veteran Advocate Judy A. Atencio

Judy Atencio has been an active veteran advocate for 20 years.  She works tirelessly caring for veterans.   Whether the issue is agent orange, the elderly, disabled or homeless, if a veteran is in need, Judy is attempting to solve the problem.  If you are attending a veteran meeting, fund-raiser or program in the West Metro area, chances are Judy helped coordinate and organize the event.  If you look around the room, she is probably present and taking notes.  She is everywhere!  Judy Atencio is the epitome of the philosophy:  “It’s not what you say… it’s what you do.”  She is amazing.  Unfortunately for the Denver Metro area, Judy and her husband Ed are retiring and moving to Montrose in August. Continue reading Veteran Advocate: Judy Atencio