I am writing this letter in reference to the readers speak article that was printed in the Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Warren Times Observer.
This office, with assistance from Brian Ferry of the Warren Times Observer, put a full article in the paper on Sept. 22, 2012, that referenced the Camp Lejeune Water, all the current illnesses for which treatment can be provided, and the law that had been signed by the President on Aug. 6, 2012, now public law 112-154.
As well, this article addressed Gulf War benefits.
There have been numerous requests for assistance from veterans, spouses, and surviving spouses based on this article.
The writer of the readers speak article offered to volunteer his time to assist in putting articles together for the paper. We try to keep the veterans of the county apprised of changes as well as any new benefits that come up.
I would certainly be willing to look at any article the writer would put together for possible submission to the newspaper.
Edgar B. Burris, Jr.
Director of Veterans Affairs