BETSY LAYNE – The nation’s fight for freedom has been going on for decades with many of today’s fathers and grandfathers having been drafted to serve in Vietnam. The War on Terrorism that started on 9/11 continues to be a fight Americans must face as threats of violence and attacks on the the nation’s people are being carried out by homegrown terrorist being enticed by the propaganda of terrorist groups online. Soldiers of war often return with conditions rendering them unable to work and many with conditions and symptoms not easily diagnosis. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is dedicated to the single purpose of empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. George Hall of Betsy Layne DAV Chapter 169 was recently elected Kentucky State Commander for the DAV.
Hall is from Grethel. He was sworn in as Kentucky DAV Commander for his second term on June 25. Hall served in the United States Army and considers it a great honor and privilege to serve the brave men and women of Kentucky who put their lives on the line to fight for our nation’s freedom.
Hall is married to Mary Hall, who is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. The couple works tirelessly doing various charity work benefiting veterans such as delivering water to the veteran’s homeless and transition center located in Pikeville, carrying out military funerals, visiting veterans living in nursing homes and assisting veterans and their families in times of need.
Any man or woman, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in the service of either the military or naval forces of the United States, and who has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service, or who may still be in active service in the armed forces is eligible for membership in the DAV. Visit www.dav.org for more information.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.