Claude L. Callegary, a Baltimore lawyer and World War II veteran who had advised five U.S. presidents on veterans' affairs, died June 3 in his sleep at the Loch Raven Veterans Administration Living and Rehabilitation Center. He was 92.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Over the past quarter-century, veterans appropriations bills have been passed on schedule only three times. For the other 22 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has had to wait days, weeks and often months before knowing what its funding would be.
By By Lamarr Couser and Herbert S. Mason and Gary B. Vogt
Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil county veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam eras.
Robert V. Hess, who turned his experience as a disabled veterans thrift store manager into a career as a homelessness solutions expert, died of liver cancer Dec. 24 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The former Perry Hall resident was 57.
Thomas M. Bailey Sr., a retired Baltimore City Fire Department captain and fire academy instructor who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of cancer Saturday at Brightview Avondell independent living in Bel Air. The former Cedarcroft resident was 96.
Shortages of beds, doctors and nurses in the Baltimore VA Medical Center's emergency room resulted in nearly half of a sample of patients spending more than 6 hours at the facility, including one who waited more than 24 hours, according to a critical inspection report released this month.
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee Inc. hosted a terrific family-oriented day this past 4th of July. Most of our activities provide an opportunity for families to go somewhere fun on the 4th of July. Given all of the families that I saw out there, I would say that we were successful in that effort
The day will start at 6:45 a.m. with the traditional flag-raising ceremony in front of Bel Air High School, conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30 and American Legion Post 39 and featuring the national anthem performed by Miss Bel Air Independence Day Laura Patnaude.
Disabled American Veterans Bel Air Chapter 30 presented the Perry Point VA Medical Center with a check for $500. The donation was to the social work account, which is used to support the emergent needs of homeless and impoverished veterans. The check was presented to Brandi Sima, a voluntary service specialist at Perry Point VA Medical Center, by Chapter 30 Commander John Markowski and Treasurer Tom Knight
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups.
The Board of County Commissioners this week approved creation of a shuttle bus service to transport veterans from two locations in Carroll County to Veterans Administration hospitals in Baltimore City and Frederick.