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Allard a friend to vets

Dear Editor,

In 1995, I returned home to Walsenburg to care for my father, Floyd Jeter, a World War II veteran who believed what he was told – the Veteran’s Administration would always take care of his health needs.

Thirty years of experience with Washington, D.C., government bureaus backed my guidance of Floyd through the VA bureaucracy or, more precisely, bureau crazy system.

Since then, at the request of other veterans and their families and as a good deed, I have negotiated vets through the VA system.

In 2000, one family had extreme difficulty getting the Denver VA to communicate with an out-of-state VA office. No one appeared to care that, without timely action, the financial assets of one life would disappear.

At the last minute, I wrote different officials. Only Sen. Wayne Allard responded. He and his staff worked quickly with empathy and effectiveness to solve this problem.

It is good to know that we have Sen. Allard to remind the U.S. government to keep its promises to veterans.

Kris Jeter


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