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Vietnam Veteran Grateful for LDVA’s Military Assistance Fund and New Lease on Life

BATON ROUGE, La. – “Jesus Take the Wheel” is not just the title of a popular country song, it is also the deep-seated belief that kept a determined Vietnam Veteran on the road to regaining his independence. Ivan Gaines volunteered to fight in the Vietnam War when he was...

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WWII veteran to graduate 68 years after leaving college

Military Times Story By: John Seewer/The Associated Press  TOLEDO, Ohio — Like so many American troops returning home from World War II, Bob Barger started working a new job and going to college. Once he settled into his career and raising a family, finishing school was no longer a...

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14th Judicial District Veterans Court Program

14th Judicial District Veterans Court Program Graduation On Dec. 14, in front of a crowd of friends, families, and supporters, six Veterans testified about how this specialty court gave them a second chance at life. The 14th Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court Program Graduation, held at the Lake City...

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Individual VA benefits and claims information is only given through an accredited Veterans Assistance Counselor.

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You could be eligible for emergency financial assistance through LDVA.

The Military Family Assistance Fund awarded $350,000 to assist 171,000 veterans and their families affected by flooding in 2016. The fund provides support for a variety of financial hardships when certain criteria apply.

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Are you experiencing a crisis?

The Veterans Crisis Line is here to support you.

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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We care for our elder veterans in VA homes across the state.

Our state-of-the-art facilities provide specialized services for veterans, their spouses, and Gold Star parents in five locations across the state, including Jackson, Bossier City, Monroe, Reserve, and Jennings.

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We honor veterans and their families with dedicated burial honors.

LDVA operates four Veteran Cemeteries across the state, offering a variety of burial options for veterans, spouses, and dependent children. We are proud to honor our service members and their families with beautiful, spacious grounds and a variety of burial benefits.

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