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State veterans’ official pitches pay hike for county’s VSO

May 14, 2014

    Brian Lamm, president of the Indiana Veterans Service Officers and DeKalb County VSO, addressed the Adams County Council on behalf of Adams County Veterans Service Officer Ron Bollenbacher at the council’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday morning in the Service Complex.
     Lamm spoke on the importance of the position for veterans in Adams County and urged council to consider increasing Bollenbacher’s hours and pay commensurate with his duties and functions in the office. 
     There are between 2,200 and 2,300 veterans currently residing in Adams County, Lamm informed councilors, with more than $4.6 million in benefits provided to area veterans last year alone. “Ninety-nine percent of all vets in Adams County qualify for some type of assistance or benefits” for their service to our nation. Lamm said. “If you had boots on the ground in Vietnam, there are guaranteed health care benefits available to you,” Lamm proclaimed.
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