Two disabled Greenwood veterans are working to build awareness of disability benefits in a neighboring community.
And, if needed, they want to revive the Columbus Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31, which disbanded in 2006 due to declining participation.
“A lot of the veterans coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan don’t know much about the DAV,” said Dan Westfall, adjutant of DAV Chapter 60 in Greenwood.
That chapter now serves Bartholomew County, which has about 700 disabled veterans, according to Virgil Tim Kappes, junior vice commander of the Greenwood chapter.
Westfall and Kappes said some of the other military service organizations do not provide the disability-related help that the DAV does.