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June 22, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For June 22-23



... to the Veterans Affairs administration and their woefully slow processing of applications for service connected disabilities.

I’m told the Indianapolis Regional office is one of the slowest, and I must agree. In my work, I have met veterans who have waited going on three years for a determination. I had waited well over a year myself.  

— Shawn Clements, Charlestown



... to U.S. Rep. Todd Young and his amazing staff, especially Becky Lambert.

Due to the congressman’s meetings with Veterans Affairs to push for faster claims consideration for all veterans and his staff’s dogged follow-through (and keeping me informed no less), I did get a decision.

Others I know tell me their claims seem to be progressing as well. Many thanks for their dedication and hard work.

— Shawn Clements, Charlestown

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

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