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Posted at 02:03 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 by post6936WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009 — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is very disappointed that the founder of VAWatchdog.org would twist a simple request for assistance into an attack against the invaluable service work done by the VFW and other Veterans' Service Organizations.
In a July 13 posting at http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/nf09/nfjul09/nf071309-6.htm, a reader writes: "I am recently a Service Officer with a VFW post and am trying to get training but have been very unsuccessful in that attempt. Do you know of any training courses that are inexpensive or free since the VFW does not have the funds to pay for this? Thank you for your help."
VAWatchdog founder Larry Scott champions himself as a veterans' rights advocate, but he did his readers a tremendous disservice by making no attempt to first ask the VFW, "Why not?"
Mr. Scott instead rehashes an old story that is about as relevant as comparing today's VA healthcare to that of 1932, and then turns the column over to Jim Strickland, who is blatantly pro-lawyer and against the free service work done by the VSO community.
Read on for the VFW's response...