The Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency says Vietnam veterans in the state may be eligible for benefits they weren't eligible for before. James Redford says as a former member of the military he wants to make sure people are getting the help they need.
“Thanks sister or brother for your service. And marine, airman, shipmate, soldier, merchant marine, thank you for the sacrifice you and your family made on behalf of this nation and this state.”
Redford says there are 242,000 Vietnam era vets in the state and they are possibly entitled to benefits they earned from their service. He says to get connected to state and federal benefits as well as local resources call 800-MICH-VET.