Bernard D. Rostker, special assistant for Gulf War
Illnesses, will go on a nine city town hall tour later this month
and early May to address the concerns of Gulf War veterans.
tour is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the
"These meetings are an important part of our outreach to
veterans," said Rostker.
"It's always best to hear directly from
our veterans, so the immediacy of the personal interaction will
I'd like to thank the Veterans of Foreign Wars
and the American Legion for their assistance in setting up these
These kinds of meetings would not be possible without
the support of these fine veterans organizations."
Rostker said he'd try to arrange additional visits to other
cities later this year.
Veterans unable to attend one of the meetings can still
contact Rostker via the new interactive feature on the GulfLINK
home page (http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/) or via standard mail at
Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses, 5113
Leesburg Pike, Suite 901, Falls Church, Virginia, 22041.
These informational forums will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30
p.m., local time.
The dates and locations of the meetings are
Sunday, April 20, 1997 Cleveland Area
VFW Post 1863
7040 Pettibone Road
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Wednesday, April 23, 1997 Atlanta Area
American Legion Post 29
921 Gresham Avenue, NE
Thursday, April 24, 1997 Boston Area
American Legion Post 440
295 California Street
Monday, April 28, 1997 Kansas City Area
VFW Post 1000
10002 East 24 Highway
Tuesday, April 29, 1997 Dallas Area
VFW Post 5076
1906 East Miller Street
Monday, May 5, 1997 Colorado Springs Area
American Legion Post 38
6685 Southmoor Drive
Tuesday, May 6, 1997 San Diego Area
VFW Post 2082
2115 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Calif.
Wednesday, May 7, 1997 Seattle Area
VFW Post 2995
4330 148th Avenue NE
Thursday, May 8, 1997 Chicago Area
American Legion Post 1941
900 South La Grange Road
La Grange, Ill.