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Annual 'Christmas with the Vets' event returns to Milwaukee VA for 35th year


December 14, 2022

Milwaukee , WI — On Dec. 16, Jeff “Doc” Dentice, a local Vietnam Veteran, is slated to deliver a truckload of donated holiday gifts and other items to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center where they will be distributed to inpatient Veterans.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Doc’s annual delivery of holiday cheer.

The delivery will arrive at approximately 10 a.m. at the VA Medical Center’s south entrance on the south side of the hospital facing National Avenue, where it will be offloaded into the hospital for distribution to Veterans during the holidays. Due to COVID restrictions within the medical facility, the delivery will take place entirely outside.

For more information on Doc Dentice’s annual “Christmas with the Vets,” visit


NOTE TO MEDIA: If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP to Milwaukee VA Public Affairs Officer Joe Trovato at 414-382-5364 or News media are welcome to gather B-roll and imagery of the truck’s arrival and delivery. The truck is slated to arrive at approximately 10 a.m., though that time is subject to change. Please note that the gifts and donated items will not be distributed to Veterans within the facility until Dec. 24 or Dec. 25.

Media contacts

Joseph Trovato, Public Affairs Officer

414-384-2000, ext. 45364