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Ex-POWs can get VA benefits

Ex-POWs can get VA benefits

     As a former POW shot down over Germany in World War II, I am now a volunteer helping other ex-POWs present their claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Over the past 25 years, congressional legislation has identified mSore than 20 maladies caused by prisoner-of-war experiences in Japan, Germany, and Korea.

     Special benefits are available to all former POWs suffering from heart disease, residual frostbite, malnutrition, post-traumatic arthritis, delayed stress, neuropathy, and other maladies.

     Only one-third of ex-POWs have responded to the Department of Veterans Affairs for their entitlements. This means there are thousands of veterans in their 70s and 80s who are not aware that this help is available to them. We, who are accredited American ex-POW service officers, stand ready to help them present their well-grounded claims to the department.

     To get help, they should contact Clyde Moran, National Headquarters, American Ex-Prisoners of War, 3201 E. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 40, Arlington TX 76010-5396. Telephone: (817) 649-2979; or e-mail to

Fred L. Campbell

Service Officer

San Angelo TX