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VETERAN OF THE WEEK: KEN ESHLEMAN

Beaufort’s Ken Eshleman, 76, joined the United States Marine Corps in 1970 in Colombia, Pa. After Boot Camp at Parris Island and Infantry training, he became a Combat Engineer and was sent to Okinawa and Japan. The following tour saw him at Lejeune training as a Special Weapons courier. His next assignment was to Parris… Keep Reading

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What are veterans and military service members’ VR&E benefits?

If you are a Veteran or Military Service Member you may be eligible for Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, services to help with job training, resume development, job seeking skills coaching, and finding a good job.  VR&E is a Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) program. Read the basic information… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – JOHN PAYNE

Beaufort’s John Payne, 76, joined the Navy ROTC program at the University of Missouri in 1962. Upon graduation, he was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. After Officer Basic Training at Quantico, he was assigned to combat duty in Quang Tri province in Vietnam, where during the Tet Offensive in 1968 he was badly… Keep Reading

Hearing problems most prevalent service-connected disability among Veterans

The first two articles in this series on VA hearing (audiology) services answered 18 common questions about VA hearing services and service-connected disability based on hearing loss and other hearing problems.  This final article answers five more questions about VA hearing services and explains how to file a claim for service-connected disability based on hearing… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – MATT SWINSICK

Beaufort’s Matt Swinsick, 79, joined the Navy in 1960 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. After Boot camp and Electronics Technician school in Great Lakes, Ill., he was assigned to the USS Bushnell (AS-15), a large floating submarine maintenance facility in Key West just as the Cuban Missile Crises broke out nearly next door. While serving aboard, he… Keep Reading