VFW offers free ride to VA center for local vets

NORWICH – Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Norwich have come together with the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) in an effort to provide Chenango and Madison County veterans transportation to the VA medical center in Syracuse.

With gas prices continually rising and the Nation’s economy continuing to worsen, both organizations decided years ago to help veterans get to regional VA facilities easier.

“We cover about 18 counties,” said Frank Caputo, the DAV hospital coordinator for Syracuse VA medical center operating area said. “This service was originally created for veterans who where severely disabled or homeless. It took off from there, it now serves all vets, no matter their aliment, length of time served or age. We take all of them.”

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