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This week we honor the life and service of U.S. Army Veteran Frank Levingston, who died this week in Louisiana. He was 110. Levingston enlisted after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, served in Italy and North Africa. RIP, Frank.

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A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the Army during World War II to serve his country has died.
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Nobody wants to think about it, or plan for it, but VBA and National Cemetery Administration (NCA) U.S. Department of... burial benefits are here when you need it. Whether service related or non-service related, learn the facts re: eligibility and evidence requirements and how VA can pay eligible survivors more quickly and efficiently.

http://1.usa.gov/26Kr2Oj
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James "Doc" Gleason was 17 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. At 18, in the summer of '43, he was hoppin' islands in the Pacific with the Marine Raiders. Later, Doc Gleason wrote about his accounts in his memoir, “Real Blood! Real Guts!” Gleason--author, professor, hero--died last week. He was 90. “I met Doc Gleason and he is made of the right stuff — a true Fleet Marine,” said James Mattis, a retired Marine general and former commander of U.S. Central Command. “‘Doc... was a great sailor, fine friend and a true role model for us all. We will miss him terribly.”

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TAMPA — In the summer of 1925, a woman put her 2-week old son in a shoebox and dropped him off with a neighbor because she couldn’t take care of him.
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Summer is coming! That means higher energy bills for most folks. Did you know that a VA Home Loan can be used to make energy efficiency improvements?
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Meet the 20 year Special Forces Vet who's paddleboarding from Corpus Christi, Texas to the Statue of Liberty:
Military veteran Josh Collins stopped in Pinellas County Saturday for part of his paddleboarding journey to New York.
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What is Convalescence? How long does it last? What are the eligibility and evidence requirements? How do I apply? http://1.usa.gov/1SpxgPf
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Starting to make plans for Memorial Day? VA Cemeteries all over the country will be holding events.
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VA's insurance products SGLI, Family SGLI, VGLI and TSGLI offer early access to some benefits if you're diagnosed with a terminal illness. 
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“With a VA home loan, my service was my down payment.” When Harold was ready to buy a home, a VA home loan made it easy.

Find out what VA can do for you during our next #ExploreVA Facebook Chat on April 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Sign up for reminders here: explore.va.gov/events
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Frederick Mayer, US WWII Veteran, American hero, spy extraordinaire, POW, MOH-nominee (did not get it), the man whose intel was responsible for saving thousands of American and civilian lives, died this week. He was 94. Mayer, who immigrated to Brooklyn at 16 just months before the Nazi deportation and Jewish genocide in Germany, said he was "bored" with prior military assignments after he enlisted in 1941 (the day after the bombing at Pearl Harbor), so he volunteered for the O.S.S. and became a spy against Nazi Germany. So, pretty much hero status. Thank you for your service, Fred.

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Seven years after leaving Germany with his family, Mr. Mayer parachuted into Austria as an American spy and helped to hasten the Nazi surrender.
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If you've submitted a disability compensation claim to VA, you may be scheduled for a VA claim exam (compensation and pension, or C&P exam). C&P exams are tools used by claims processors to either collect missing evidence or clarify information in your claim. Want to know more? Our video and fact sheet, via the link below, details the process.

http://1.usa.gov/1Sv6DIL
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This week's tribute honors the life and service of U.S. Marine Corps Korean War Vet and MOH recipient Hector A. Cafferata, who died yesterday. He was 86. Cafferata was said to have--in only socks and a light jacket--singlehandedly killed at least 100 enemy soldiers. His legend doesn't stop there: he also threw away a live grenade to protect his comrades (the explosion took part of a finger and injured his hand and arm), and he survived a sniper's shot before being evacuated to a hospital in Japan. Thank you for your service, Hector. RIP.

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Serving Veterans and their families. Please remember the only secure way to ask personal questions is at https://iris.custhelp.com/.

Mission

The mission of the Veterans Benefits Administration, in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, is to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.

"...to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan..." - Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural Address

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Home loans, and educational and vocational assistance, are some of the benefits our Veterans and their families are eligible to receive. For more information about what services are available, download or peruse the online version of our 2013 edition of Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, which you can find here: http://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp.

Veterans who are in emotional distress and need immediate assistance can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, press 1.

For the Combat Call Center call 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

For general benefits questions call 1-800-827-1000

For health benefits information call 1-877-222-8387

For more VA contact information visit https://iris.custhelp.com/

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