Service Stories: From Firefights to Flies, Peril Came in Many Forms in Vietnam

Hershey resident Charles “Chuck” Bechtel went through intensive training to serve as an Army Ranger. This instruction prepared him well for the brutal combat he would experience in Vietnam. He survived nasty firefights with the enemy, but his tour would be cut short by the bite of a measly insect.

Read more ...

Service Stories: Animal Care Specialist Endured Close Calls in Vietnam, Part 2

The following is the continuation of Russell “Doc” Walters’s Vietnam experience. Part one appeared in the February issue of 50plus LIFE.

Read more ...

DMVA Launches PA VETConnect Outreach Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently launched PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve the commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans.

Read more ...

Service Stories: Animal Care Specialist Endured Close Calls in Vietnam, Part 1

Russell “Doc” Walters had one of the more unusual tours in Vietnam, working with Army scout dogs and combat tracker teams. First trained as an animal care specialist, better known as a vet tech, his role in the war evolved into dangerous combat missions.

Read more ...

Community Hosts Veterans Day Event

For Veterans Day, Juniper Village at Mount Joy hosted a “Celebrating Our Veterans” Facebook live event to honor the community’s veterans.

Read more ...

Vets May Be Eligible for Aid and Attendance, Housebound Benefits

For many aging or disabled veterans who need help with activities of daily living, finding the funds to pay for the care they need is a common concern.

Read more ...

Vets May Be Eligible for Aid and Attendance, Housebound Benefits

For many aging or disabled veterans who need help with activities of daily living, finding the funds to pay for the care they need is a common concern.

Read more ...

Pennsylvania Veterans Make Up 7.3% of State’s Population

Pennsylvania adults who have served in the military account for 7.3% of the state’s population, the 35th highest percentage among the 50 states, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Read more ...

Monetary Donations Accepted for Stockings for Soldiers Program

For the 11th year, Blue Ridge Communications is partnering with Keystone Military Families to support the Stockings for Soldiers program.

Read more ...

Have questions?

We are just a click away!