The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

July 4, 2013

Loebsack hears veterans' concerns

CLINTON — Congressman Dave Loebsack hosted a veterans' roundtable discussion Wednesday in Clinton to speak with area veterans about concerns and issues they have with the veterans' association and other federal agencies. 

Loebsack serves on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee and is an advocate for the fair and rightful treatment of United States veterans.

"At a time when the word entitlement has received so many negative connotations, these veterans are very much entitled to the benefits they receive," Loebsack said. 

Ed Gaudet, of Clinton County Veterans Affairs, began the discussion by saying he is dissatisfied with the way the U.S. government treats its Marines. 

Gaudet told the Congressman a story of a man he has been working with, who served at Camp Lejeune between 1954 and 1955.  During that time the camp suffered from contaminated water that military personnel and families were forced to use and drink every day.

The man Gaudet referred to eventually suffered from breast cancer, lost his wife to cancer and watched his daughter battle the disease. 

"He has health insurance to help pay for medical bills, but there is no compensation for the suffering he and his family have been through. We need some from the VA," Gaudet said. 

The Clinton County Veteran Affairs Commission works with all types of mental and physical health issues veterans suffer from, but want a stronger education system to refer to. 

"I love helping the vets and my heart goes out to them. We need more education so we can help these older vets become more in tune to receiving their benefits," Chuck Morel, a U.S. Army veteran and Veteran Affairs volunteer, said. 

Loebsack agreed with the issues the group presented to him and assured them that there is work being done in Washington.

Text Only
Clinton
  • Minnick New director at Ashford CLINTON -- Ashford University has appointed a new vice president/campus director of its Clinton campus. Charlie Minnick has been appointed for the position. He has been in the position on an interim basis since Jan. 1. Ashford University Provost Lori

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Women on Fire event is Wednesday at Vista Grande CLINTON -- For many years, women in business have been honored in the city of Clinton, but on Wednesday, they have a night all their own. The Women are on Fire event will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Vista Grande in Clinton and will offer an oppo

    April 19, 2014

  • McEleney McEleney elected to insurance board CLINTON -- A car dealership owner recently earned a spot on a national insurance board. John McEleney, of Clinton and owner of McEleney Motors, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federated Insurance Companies. The election took place this w

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades Herald Staff Report Clinton looks into roadway safety upgrades

    April 19, 2014

  • L'Kings keep Hot Rods cold BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- There's nothing like jumping on a team when it's down, and the Clinton LumberKings did just that Friday night. For the second night in a row, the LumberKings used a five-run inning to take a victory at Bowling Green Ballpark, th

    April 19, 2014

  • Way of the Cross photo The Way of the Cross By Amy Kent Herald Staff Writer The Way of the Cross

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • AGENDA: 4-22-14 Clinton City Council

    The Clinton City Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. followed by a committee of the whole.

    April 18, 2014

  • Theft trial for man charged in Wolfe sisters' murders

    A western Pennsylvania man accused of having robbed and killed his next-door neighbors, two sisters of Iowa Rep. Mary Wolfe, now also faces trial on charges that he stole another woman's wedding ring a year ago.

    State police in Greensburg allege that 43-year-old Allen Wade of East Liberty, Pa., stole the ring while delivering a refrigerator to a home in April 2013. Westmoreland County Common Pleas Judge Rita Hathaway on Thursday agreed to schedule the case for trial.

    April 18, 2014

  • More felonies added to sex abuse charges CLINTON -- A Clinton man already facing multiple felony charges for allegedly sexually abusing a child is now facing six more felonies for sexual exploitation of a child. Tony D. James, 45, was charged this past weekend with six counts of sexual expl

    April 18, 2014

  • Wildlife service to conduct burnings CLINTON -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will conduct several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will take place on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Carroll and Jo Daviess counties. Sites planned for burning

    April 18, 2014

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook