Gentry vet finally recognized

After years of struggling to survive, Bart Nelson receives home repairs and VA benefits

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Bart Nelson, Korean War veteran, sits in his wheel chair with the good neighbors who are rebuilding his home. Pictured with Nelson are Chris Mackey, Chet Patel, Shawn Govino, Nick Nagin, Rocky Govino, Jeff Duram, Roger McGovern, Bettie Duram and Byrom Bean.

Bart Nelson, Korean War veteran, sits in his wheel chair with the good neighbors who are rebuilding his home. Pictured with Nelson are Chris Mackey, Chet Patel, Shawn Govino, Nick Nagin, Rocky Govino, Jeff Duram, Roger McGovern, Bettie Duram and Byrom Bean.
Photo by Randy Moll

Local Korean War veteran Bart Nelson, 80, suffering from multiple sclerosis and leukemia, was without veteran’s benefits and without his veteran’s pension and unable to buy medicines, food and keep up his home, but thanks to another veteran, good neighbors and Choice Hotels, Nelson is receiving the care he needs and his home is being renovated to make it safe and livable for him.


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