Vets express challenges at forum

September 3, 2013 • Local News

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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, center, talks with local veterans at the Roswell Veterans’ Memorial Hall Tuesday.


Jill McLaughlin
Record Staff Writer

A group of Roswell veterans were given a rare opportunity Tuesday to speak directly to U.S. congressional representatives about important health care and personal issues at a town hall meeting.

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., and U.S. Rep Jeff Miller, R-Fla., also the U.S. House Veteran’s Affairs Committee Chairman, answered several questions during a nearly two-hour town hall meeting at the American Legion Post 28 Veterans’ Memorial Hall.

The open forum allowed a number of men and women to talk about their challenges of getting local treatment, medical coverage issues, post-traumatic stress concerns and long-running struggles with the Veterans Administration.
“We really appreciate you all coming,” Pearce told the group.

Pearce and Miller made the stop after first visiting the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque earlier that Login to read more

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