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Cowboy Shows "True Grit"

“Safety First, Fun Second, and Competition Third”

James Alphin and VA phlebotomists

“The best thing that’s ever happened to me in my life”

Marty Lynch, John J. Pershing VAMC Home Health Care Nurse, knows that caring for Veterans can involve more than simply assessing health needs.

Lynch and Eichler

Fishing brings Veterans together

BLOOMFIELD -- As conservation agents stood by to lend a hand, James Smith had his hands full. The channel catfish he was fighting was winning the battle between them, and ultimately, it broke his line.

Veterans fishing

“A bounce in his step” - Pup, VA care team bring joy to Korean War Veteran

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Petting his German shepherd, Sara, while sitting on his front porch is calming for 91-year-old Ron Suter. It clears his mind, if only briefly, of haunting memories from his service in the Korean War.

Ron Suter and his dog, Sara