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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

Final Roll Call at Ft. Logan

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Final Roll Call for Thirty Veterans

On Saturday, June 25, 2016, thirty unclaimed veterans received a dignified burial at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.  The final roll call included ringing a bell after each name was read out loud.  These veterans were finally honored, remembered, and laid to rest due to the efforts of many.  This project has been a top priority for the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1071.  Without their dedication and tenacity, these unclaimed veterans would not have a name. Continue reading Final Roll Call at Ft. Logan

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