Scott J. Linsley, VRA
e-mail: Scott@v-r-a.org

February 20, 2003

Dear Name Deleted:

I represent a group of veterans that run a website at http://www.v-r-a.org/ for veterans having trouble in the workplace with Federal Contractors and the OFCCP which deny veterans their VEVRAA rights.  These rights are mandated by the U.S. Congress.  Enuf' said about a problem that covers about 26,000,000 veterans.

Here's a gift from the U.S. Army recruiters to help your cause.  On a hunch, I called a local recruiter for the U.S. Army and was pleased to learn that the myth is still being promulgated by the U.S. Army. i.e.  "After retirement all veterans receive free medical treatment for the rest of their lives."  The recruiter that I talked with has been told by commanding officers to tell new applicants that they can count on it and the recruiter who has 6 years of service wants to retire from the service as a recruiter because of the full medical benefits.  In fact, I received a folllowup call from another recruiter who has18 years of service.  He said he can retire after 22 years with full medical coverage for the rest of his life.  I am waiting for some printed material with the same myth.  If you think this is a dead-end as far as your cause is concerned, I apologize for wasting your time.

But wouldn't it be wonderful if all the U.S. Army recruiters in the U.S. are passing out the same myth through the mail like that great 1947 movie, "Miracle on 34th Street?"

Yours truly,
Scott J. Linsley, VRA

e-mail: Scott@v-r-a.org
Visit: www.v-r-a.org