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In This Issue: March 5, 2010 Latest News

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Leadership Conference - Orlando
Save the date: August 10 - 14, 2010
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Faces of Agent Orange

The Petroskys

By Jim Belshaw

The Petrosky’s story is brought to you by

Chapter 176, Centralia, Illinois.


Pete Petrosky and his wife had planned on having a large family. They talked about it before getting married. At least five kids, they agreed, a house full of kids. They stopped after two daughters.

“I was not going to bring anyone else into this world,” Pete said. “We wanted to have a large family. But after those two kids came, I said something’s wrong. There’s either something wrong with me or something wrong with you [his wife], because we have no history of anything like this in either of our families.”


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Vietnam Veterans are at risk for Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos Related Diseases.

It’s been decades since the Vietnam War started; long enough for asbestos-related disease to develop and symptoms to appear.

If you have mesothelioma, lung cancer, or suffer from serious breathing problems, you should tell your doctor about your asbestos exposure and ask if it could be related.

You may also have valuable legal rights.

The Kazan Law firm has been helping veterans and other asbestos exposure victims since 1974. We can help guide you through the steps needed to discover how and when you were exposed to asbestos, and assist you in obtaining any and all compensation due you from the companies that are responsible for your asbestos related disease.

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From the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness 

How can the local community contribute to the vision of preventing and ending homelessness?

The following are questions USICH has broadly discussed in its stakeholder meetings. These are just suggested questions for you to think about:

- What do we need to understand about the scope, costs, and causes of chronic homelessness?

- What should be the key goals and strategies of the plan that will take us toward the vision “no one should experience homelessness"?

- How could the plan address the need to transform sheltering systems to crisis response systems that include prevention, emergency shelter, and re-housing?


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Date: May 6-9, 2010
Location: Hilton Downtown
369 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507

 Pre-registration ends April 25, 2010

Dinner and entertainment on Saturday, May 8, 2010

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Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 318 invites you to the Dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Please join us at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park in Albuquerque on Monday March 29, 2010 @ 1430, for the long awaited memorial dedication to all Vietnam War Veterans.  We honor all those who sacrificed some, and those who gave all.

In 2009, the New Mexico State Legislature designated March 29th as Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day across the state.

This life size bronze is a befitting memorial to the dedication and sacrifice od all NM Veterans who served

during this period in our country's history.  The menorial has been created by George Herman Salas, a

New Mexico Veteran of this conflict.

Veterans Memorial Park is located just north of the intersection of Gibson Blvd. and Louisiana Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, NM

(1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE)

For more information:

Joseph Zieris
2325 Rosewood Drive
Waco, Texas 76710



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