East TN Korean War veterans honored by KAKA and VTVT

This past Monday on June 25, 2018 Korean War Veterans from around East Tennessee joined together to enjoy lunch and to honor each other. 68 years have passed since the Korean War, and it is still referred to as the “forgotten war” as it is not often discussed. Knoxville Area Korean Association (KAKA) and Vet to Vet Tennessee partner to honor these veterans for their service and sacrifice. Some veterans were presented with the Ambassador for Peace medal issued from the South Korean government as a token of appreciation for defending their freedoms. Continue reading “East TN Korean War veterans honored by KAKA and VTVT”

Another Repairs for Heroes Project

June 22, 2018.  Walland, Tennessee.

Repairs for Heroes (RFH) remodeled Mr. and Mrs. Cooley’s bath room and installed rails on their existing ramp. We also are informed the Colley’s about the VA’s Home Improvement and Structural Alteration (HISA) grant and discussed the Veterans Health Administration primary care processes.  RFH is more than just home repairs, it is a holistic approach including the mind, body and spirit 

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Trinity Health Foundation Awards Grant to Vet to Vet Tennessee

Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee awarded a 2018 Phase I grant award to Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) for their initiative “Veteran/First Responder QPR Suicide Prevention on June 6, 2018 at the Cherokee County Club.

This grant was made possible because of a referral we received  from our accounting firm‘s bookkeeper, Melissa Powell.  Thank you Melissa for the recommendation.

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East Tennessee veterans remember comrade, advocate Freddie Owens

“The definition of an American patriot, hero and selfless human being: Freddie J. Owens…Rest in peace Sir! Semper Fi”  USMC Richard Junod

On Memorial Day, we remember and honor every man and woman who died in battle, as well as veterans who have passed away.

East Tennessee veterans two months ago lost one of their most active advocates – Freddie Owens, a Vietnam combat veteran. WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Don Dare, himself a Vietnam veteran, talked with those who knew him best.  Click here to Read More