MSG Guy Woodhouse Honored With 13 Service Medals

MSG Guy Woodhouse Honored With 13 Service Medals

I’ve had the pleasure of personally knowing most of this family for most of my life. They are wonderful, hard working people. I recently came to find out that their father, Guy Woodhouse, is the most decorated war hero in the history of Miami County.  They would never ask for accolades or public praise, but Mr. Woodhouse is so deserving of the recognition he is getting. Following is how this amazing honor came about: Tucked away in her mother’s suitcase in an attic were plenty of pictures of Valerie Johnston’s dad, Master Sergeant Guy Woodhouse. She didn’t find any service medals. “I’d heard from my brothers, talking about he’d gotten the Silver Star and the Bronze Star but I didn’t know about all the other stuff,” said Johnston. In...

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Camp Atterbury, IN – Home of New Veterans Medical Facility

Camp Atterbury, IN – Home of New Veterans Medical Facility

A new veterans medical facility is the first of its kind in the state. The Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury offers primary medical care, physical therapy, mental health assessments and technology-based, long-distance clinical health care. Governor Mike Pence, along with representatives from the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, cut the ribbon on the clinic Wednesday. The clinic spans about 10,000 square feet between two facilities with a goal of alleviating the Roudebush VA Center and providing an additional option for veteran care. “I’m thankful today to dedicate the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury to allow greater access to health care for our veterans,” said Pence. “This clinic...

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How to Get Your Military Discharge Papers

How to Get Your Military Discharge Papers

If you’ve been discharged from military service, your personnel files are stored at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). They are the official repository for records of military personnel who have been discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard. Recent military service and medical records are not online. However, most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other records several ways: Use the eVetRecs system to create your request Mail or Fax a Standard Form SF-180 Learn more about requesting military service records Military personnel records are primarily administrative records and can contain information such...

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Don’t Let BLACK FRIDAY Get in the Way of Buying a Home!

Don’t Let BLACK FRIDAY Get in the Way of Buying a Home!

Black Friday is nearly upon us. Newspaper inserts, emails and TV commercials abound with information about the “BEST DEALS EVER!”.  You get to the store before the sun even thinks about coming up only to find that you can get an even better deal if you open a line of credit! STOP RIGHT THERE. If you are in the process of buying a home, or considering doing so anytime soon, we urge you to stop and collect your thoughts for a moment. What the heck does Black Friday have to do with buying a home!? That additional percentage off for opening a line of credit could be a deal-breaker when it comes to purchasing a home. If you are in the midst of the mortgage process with a good lender, you already know that you should hold off on opening  new credit...

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“Military Appreciation Days” 2015 is Upon Us!

“Military Appreciation Days” 2015 is Upon Us!

We sincerely appreciate our military and their families, everyday. We join the rest of the nation on the eleventh of November to celebrate and honor our veterans and current members of the military. In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed it to be Armistice Day; which later became Veteran’s Day. “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” – President Wilson We still celebrate nearly 100 years later! Nearly 100 area...

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