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Lipan Apache Veterans Society
Retired Colonel Dave Loy, guest of the Lipan Apache Veterans Society, writes about the importance of the DD214.
From David Loy: While your military discharge is formally known as the Department of Defense Form 214,
Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, most of us refer to it as our DD214.
Without a doubt this is probably the most important document issued to Veterans during their military service...
From: Phillip Cornejo,
Cornejo shares information of
interest to veterans and current service members, information about
their rights to benefits through Social Security Disability, the
Veterans Administration (VA) and its initiatives, and the Wounded Warrior Project (AW2)....
and information pertaining to diversity and
Native American recognition in the military and workforce. Read Cornejo's reports at...
Tribe's Flag Flown|
...In June,2009, the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas flag was flown on an Apache helicopter
in a combat mission in Afghanistan.... [I]t is a rare thing for the U.S. military to fly a
secondary flag, such as our Tribal flag, during battle. The Tribe thanks
our brave warrior, Jason Pompa, for coordinating this great honor and deeply thanks him
for his service to his country.....
Lipan Soldier Recieves Degree Using CLEP
Sgt. 1st Class Jorge Guzman was lauded for completing 18
College Level Examination Programs and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests April 9
in Red Cloud Garrison’s Freeman Hall.
Guzman took college courses online and was able to earn his
associate and bachelor’s degree in half the time.
From: Snake Jason Blocker|
On 6 OCT 2012, Snake Blocker received the El Jebel Shriners Medal of
Honor & Certificate for meritorious service and dedication (Navy) at
Read more on Snake's Events and Apache Stories
From: Joaquin Guerrero
Joaquin Guerrero, Lipan Apache, is a 23-year police veteran; 22 years with the City of Saginaw Police Department (Michigan). He is
now with the Oakley Police Department part-time. For 15 of his years with Saginaw,
Joaquin worked in the K9 unit with his two loyal partners, Rookie I and Rookie II.
He and the first Rookie responded to Ground Zero immediately after 9/11 and
worked search-and-rescue on the pile of debris for 7 days. Sadly, Rookie got
cancer in his jaw, most likely from the toxins in the crushed tower debris.
Despite everyone’s efforts to save Rookie, he died in 2004 and received an
honorary memorial service....
In January, 2010, I was in Washington DC with Mr. Don Loudner, the National Commander of the National American Indian Veterans Inc.
We met with 10 Congressional members and/or their staff to discuss:
1. Granting a Congressional Charter to American Indian Vets,
2. Protecting the Water Rights of American Indians, and
3. Establishing VA Community Health Clinics on Tribal Lands.
We also met with Assist Secretary L.T. Duckworth, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs...