Mobile office set to visit Tupelo, help veterans

By Ginna Parsons/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Mobile Service Office of the Disabled American Veterans will be in Tupelo on Monday to help area veterans take care of business.
Two staffers will be in the mobile unit to help veterans file claims, fix a problem with a claim, fill out paperwork and answer questions.
“This free service is open to any veteran,” said Russell Pesko, vice commander of the DAV Chapter 43 in Tupelo. “They do not have to be a member of the DAV to participate.”
The mobile office, which will be located at the DAV Center on the corner of Eason and Veterans boulevards, will be in Tupelo on Monday from 9 a.m. until the last person has been served, Pesko said. No appointment is necessary and veterans will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Last year, they were here for 14 hours and they saw more than 100 people,” he said.
Light refreshments will be served during the day.
“Two guys will be inside with computers that will be connected with the Veterans Administration, so this will be done in real time,” Pesko said. “That will cut back on turnaround time.”
Anyone who wants to make the trip to Tupelo will be served, he said. After leaving Tupelo, the van will travel to Oxford on Tuesday, Greenville on Wednesday, Columbus on Thursday and Meridian on Friday.
For more information, call Mark Dye at (662) 213-4217 or Gary Gray at (601) 364-7178.

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