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November 28 at 5: It serves as a tribute to adaptive sports—a passion he credits for saving his life. Cloud, MN with his parents and sister. His family went on a trip to the West Coast in the spring of Harold was in California with his family when the United States declared war against Germany in April, However, all the camps on the West Coast were too competitive and the basic training camps in his home state of Minnesota were filling up quickly.
Instead of waiting until second camp begun, Harold joined Norton Harjes Ambulance Units as a French pilot since they were recruiting in the United States.
Harold earned a French military medal, Croix de Guerre, before being honorably discharged. His job included dropping propaganda leaflets behind enemy lines and scouting ground troop movement in Germany and France.
At one point while flying, Harold and his observer, Samuel Keesler, were under fire by four German Fokker pilots. Harold was able to rescue his partner from the damaged plane. However, Samuel passed away as Harold was getting his leg dressed.
After spending many days at the hospital, Harold was sent to Trier, France because his leg needed surgery. At the Konisberg hospital, Harold went into surgery not fully sedated.
The doctor said Harold was lucky because he had to have a lot of muscle removed which was full of the fur from his fur-lined leather flying suit; the fur had been driven into his leg by the German airplane machine gun tracer rounds. Harold later led a company of men in the last stages of recovery back to New York.
Back in the States, doctors insisted he be hospitalized for a while before being discharged. He passed away a year later in May We honor his service.The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families.
With nearly million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.
Veteran advocates speak during the Veterans Human Rights Conference hosted by the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs and the NYS Division of Human Rights.
Month of the Military Child Children from military families across New York State were honored in the State Capitol during April, the Month of . About Us. Our mission is to assist veterans of North Dakota and their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled, both federal and state, either by direct contact or through the assistance of County Veterans Service Officers, Tribal Veterans Service Officers, or National Service Officers..
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July The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services is proud to launch the Veteran Tool Kit Program. It was created to help unemployed veterans get the supplies they need to start working. Surveyed veterans repeatedly said they were ready to work, but needed a few things to get them there, ranging from boots and tools to bicycles.
This booklet is an introduction to rehabilitation services provided through the Department of Veterans' Affairs. DVA online services are joining myGov From 30 July , veterans and their families will join millions of Australians transacting with government online with one login and password via myGov.
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