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VFW Action Corps Weekly - August 2, 2021
Re: https://www.vfw.org/advocacy/grassro...n-corps-weekly

1. House Hearing on VA Extended Care Program:

On Tuesday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health conducted a hearing on access to VA’s home and community-based services. Ideally, these services allow veterans to remain in their homes and receive support as they age. Executive Director, VA Office of Geriatrics & Extended Care Dr. Scotte Hartronft addressed VA’s focus on expanding these
services, as well as modernizing and improving systems for healthy aging including facility-based care, technological access, and geriatric expertise. (Read more on site)

2. V.A. Answers FAQs about COVID-19 Delta Variant:

The highly contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus strain is rapidly sweeping across the United States. Studies have shown that fully vaccinated individuals have protection against the Delta variant. Under the SAVE LIVES Act, veterans, caregivers, and spouses may receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Check with your local VA facility for vaccine clinic times. (Read more on site).

3. Philips Recalls Specific Sleep and Respiratory Care Devices:

Philips has released a recall notification for several of their BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices, such as DreamStation. Potential health risks such as headaches, nausea, and cancer have been identified with the polyester-based polyurethane foam that reduces the machines’ noise. Philips recommends that patients using BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices discontinue use and consult their physicians. However, patients using life-sustaining mechanical ventilator devices should not discontinue use without consulting their physicians. Read more (Read more on site).

4. MIA Update:

Topic: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting:

Agency announced four burial updates and one new identification for service members who have been missing and unaccounted-for from World War II and Korea:

01. Navy Fireman 1st Class Kenneth E.
Doernenburg, 23, of Antigo, Wisconsin, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor,
when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it
to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Doernenburg. He will be buried on Sept. 25, 2021,
in his hometown. Read about Doernenburg. (Read more onsite link)
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02. Navy Radioman 3rd Class Irvin F. Rice, 22, of Detroit, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island,
Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which
caused it to quickly capsize. The attack on the ship resulted in thedeaths of 429 crewmen, including Rice. He will be buried on Oct. 2, 2021.
Read about Rice (onsite link).
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03. Army Tech. Sgt. Arthur W. Countryman, 37, of Plainfield, Illinois, was assigned to Company F, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division.
His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Hürtgen, Germany, when he was reported killed in action on Nov. 20, 1944.
His body was not recovered. He will be buried on Aug. 6, 2021, in his hometown. Read about Countryman (onsite link).
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04. Army 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, 24, of Brighton, Massachusetts, was a member of Battery A, 48th Field Artillery Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.
He was reported missing in action on Dec. 11, 1950, when his unit was attacked by enemy forces near the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea.
Following the battle, his remains could not be recovered. He will be buried on Sept. 17, 2021, in Bourne, Massachusetts. Read about Redgate (onsite link).
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05. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold W. Lindsey, 26, was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor,
when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Oklahoma sustained multiple torpedo hits, which caused it to quickly capsize.
The attack on the ship resulted in the deaths of 429 crewmen, including Lindsey. Interment services are pending. Read about Lindsey (onsite link).

Note: Correction: July 12 issue listed Navy Storekeeper 1st Class Harry E. Walker, 36, as a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment,
24th Infantry Division. On Dec. 7, 1941, Walker was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma. Note: We apologize for the error.

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Personal note to the fallen: Welcome Home and my your Families now have closure knowing you are back home on American soil.
We also thank you for your service - and sacrifice(s) while serving in behalf of the United States of America.
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O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

"IN GOD WE TRUST"
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