The Department of Defense announced today that two more
cities have been added to the town hall meeting itinerary of the
special assistant for Gulf War illnesses.
The additions include
Indianapolis, Ind., and Columbus, Ohio.
Bernard D. Rostker, the
special assistant for Gulf War illnesses has been on a town hall
tour since April 20, when the first town hall meeting was held in
The tour is sponsored by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
These meetings have been productive opportunities to have
one-on-one conversations with our Gulf War veterans and are an
important part of our outreach to veterans," said Rostker.
always best to hear directly from our veterans.
The immediacy of
the personal interaction is invaluable.
I'd like to thank the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion for their
assistance in setting up these visits.
These kinds of meetings
would not be possible without the support of these fine veterans
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
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.
Monday, 12 May, 1997 Indianapolis Area
Indiana War Memorial
431 North Meridian Street
Tuesday, 13 May, 1997 Columbus Area, Ohio
American Legion Post #164
3363 McDowell Road
Grove City, Ohio