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Commander of disabled vets says group's mission is simple: serve veterans


Richard Holt has been commander of the Disabled American Veterans organization
for four months. He said of the organization at 148 Pine St., "We just want people
to know we're here, and we'll help them."
Published: 10:49 PM, 09/06/2013 Last updated: 10:49 PM, 09/06/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Disabled American Veterans Commander Richard Holt said recently of the nonprofit organization he has headed up for four months, "We just want people to know we're here, and we'll help them."

Commander Holt said, "It's a confusing world for veterans when they return to civilian life" after serving in the military. He added, "Most civilians can't even start to understand" the struggles such veterans face.

"We help veterans transition to civilian life with services that meet their physical, emotional, and financial needs," he stated.

The DAV, "which has been around 90 years", gets no taxpayer funds, not from the federal, state, or local governments, said Commander Holt.

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