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U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran Curtis “Dave” Rearic volunteers at the Butler VAVolunteer Ambassador
U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran Curtis “Dave” Rearic has been volunteering at the Butler VA for over a year, accumulating 182 hours of service. He chooses to volunteer because of the good service he received from VA.
U.S. Air Force Veteran John WarsingGuitars for Vets Graduate
U.S. Air Force Veteran John Warsing is a resident at the Butler VA’s Sergeant Joseph George Kusick Community Living Center (CLC), and the most recent graduate of the Guitars for Vets program.
Domenic Lombardo, U.S. Navy Veteran, wearing some of his race medalsVA Support after Amputation
Domenic Lombardo enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 17 years old. He has been coming to the VA for about 10-15 years, and the VA helped him through his amputation recovery in 2016.
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran James HughesMy Life is Better Now
Marine Corps Veteran James Hughes started the MOVE! Program in July 2017, and has since lost several pants’ sizes, inches, and 78 pounds. What has he gained? Camaraderie, extra-curricular activities, and a better life.
U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran David Griffith, “Griff” with Rocky Bleier, also an Army and Vietnam Veteran, at the traveling Vietnam Memorial WallGrateful
Vietnam Veteran David Griffith, “Griff” struggled with drinking and drugs almost his entire life. Today he has a full-time job, and he recently celebrated two years sobriety thanks to the people at the Butler VA.
U.S. Air Force and Army Veteran Dan Fenstermaker and his wife VickiCaregiver Resources
Caregivers of Veterans: Start 2019 off right with some self-care! VA Butler's Caregiver Support Program is here to support the health and wellbeing of our nations’ Veterans AND their Caregivers.
U.S. Navy Veteran John Kellner at the National Veterans Wheelchair GamesFocused on the Wheelchair Games
U.S. Navy Veteran John Kellner was at VA Butler for rehabilitation in 2011 when a VA Therapist told him about the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. His response: “Why not? It’s in Pittsburgh. I’ll give it a try!”
George Leidhecker V, Army Veteran at his job siteEach Day is Another Opportunity
George Leidhecker V served 12 years in the Army, and has been coming to VA Butler since 2015. He currently works at W D Wright Contracting, Inc. thanks to a new partnership established with Vocational Rehabilitation.
U.S. Navy Veteran Valorie LaCrossVirtually Connect with a Lactation Consultant
When Valorie LaCross had a breastfeeding concern and couldn't be seen in the community right away, she called VA Butler. Through telehealth, she was able to be seen by a VA lactation consultant that same day in her home.
September is Suicide Prevention MonthSeptember is Suicide Prevention Month
You don’t need to have special training to support Veterans, and we can all do something to help a Veteran who is going through a difficult time. Preventing suicide begins with just the willingness to Be There.

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