VA’s Mobile Vet Center visits town

Charles Gross of Drake visits Nov. 8 with Department of Veterans Affairs personnel including Mark Johnson and Miranda Drummond during their visit with a Mobile Vet Center to VFW Post No. 6133 in Owensville. Johnson said the mobile unit travels to 38 counties in the mid-Missouri region from their base at the Veterans Administration hospital in Columbia. Lloyd H. Adams, Jr., was also on the crew which provides information on benefits and VA services on behalf of the Missouri Veterans Commission. They are on the road three to four days a week with the RV. Gross, now 72, served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, during the Vietnam War. The mobile unit was on station during a free luncheon hosted by the Maries County Bank which served 140 veterans and spouses. The bus in back was chartered by the bank to take veterans and family to shows in Branson.