Local Legion Hall hosts county veterans' services officer Oct. 28

MARYSVILLE — Marysville American Legion Post 178 is hosting a resource for local veterans.

On Oct. 28, and the fourth Monday of every month to follow, Jerry Gedak of the Snohomish County Veterans' Assistance Office will be at the Post 178 Legion Hall, located at 119 Cedar Ave., from noon to 4 p.m.

"I've received the service officer qualifications for our local Legion, but the county has been lending us their own veterans' service officer once a month," said Ken Cage, past commander of Post 178. "The county has experienced people, and one of them volunteered to come here."

Gedak will provide assistance to veterans who need help in contacting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Cage encouraged veterans to stop by with whatever veterans' affairs issues they might have, to explore the rights and benefits that are due them for their service to their country, but he also advised them to bring their DD214 forms and as much of the rest of their veterans' paperwork as they can.

"That'll help shorten the time up that it takes to take care of them," Cage said.

For more information, call Cage at 360-659-5808.

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