Hattiesburg War Hero’s Death Highlights Veteran Needs

Posted on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 at 3:14 pm    

The story of Dickey Randolph in the Clarion Ledger this morning highlights a sad fact about how we care for our Nations War Heroes and their families.  Mr. Randolph was decorated for his service in Vietnam.  He fought on Hamburger Hill and his outfit received the Presidential Citation for Heroism.  Individually, he  was awarded many other medals including the Bronze Star and the Air Medal.  Click Here to read the Clarion Ledger article by Gary Pettus.

Dickey Randolph was 100% Disabled Veteran who lived on a fixed income. He could not get life insurance because he was disabled.  When he passed away from a heart attack, our Government contributed only $300.00 for his funeral costs.   The average cost of a funeral these days is $7,500.00.  Our Veterans and War Heroes deserve better!

The best way to express your concerns about a situation like this is to contact your Congressman and Senators and let them know how you feel.  A letter is the best way to have your voice heard and the more voices they hear, the more likely they will listen. Click Here to get contact information for  your Mississippi Congressman or Senators.

Let them know how you feel about the Dickey Randolph story Today!