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D.C. executive director attending Fisher House Cornerstone dedication

Peter Gaytan, executive director of The American Legion's Washington office, is attending the dedication of the Fisher House Cornerstone in honor of former senator and presidential candidate Robert J. Dole. During World War II, Dole served with the 10th Mountain Division, receiving a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

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Film from 1947 National Convention is being preserved at Natl. HQ

An 11-minute, 8mm film of The American Legion parade at its 1947 National Convention in New York City is being transferred to digital format. The film and its digital copy will be preserved at American Legion National Headquarters.

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Webcasting the championship game of The American Legion Baseball World Series

Eden Prairie, Minn., and Midwest City, Okla., are in The American Legion World Series championship game. Watch it live today, beginning at 7 p.m. EST, at www.legion.org/baseball.

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Webcasting games 12 and 13 of The American Legion World Series

Day 4 of The American Legion Baseball World Series gets underway today in Spokane, Wash. So far, about 90,000 Legionnaires and other baseball fans have tuned in to our live webcast. The action begins again today at 8 p.m. EST.

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Appearing on Fox News at 9:30 a.m. today

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, will appear on the Fox News Channel at 9:30 EST this morning to discuss a proposal to build a gambling casino next to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

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Serving on Veterans Guest Internet Access committee

The American Legion’s Deputy Director for Health Care, Jacob B. Gadd, and National Field Service Representative, James Woodson, are and serving as committee members of the Veterans Guest Internet Access workgroup and participating in the kick-off teleconference today. The workgroup will assist the Veterans Health Administration in delivering public Internet access to VA patients and their families.

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Interviewed by Los Angeles Times about Agent Orange

Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division Director Barry A. Searle was interviewed by The Los Angeles Daily News concerning the Legion’s position on Agent Orange-related claims and the difficulty that veterans have had in receiving compensation for health issues related to exposure to tactical herbicides.

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Met with Prudential executives

Peter Gaytan, executive director of the Legion's Washington office, met with a vice president from Prudential to discuss recent allegations that certain insurance companies have been profiting off the families of fallen heroes by urging beneficiaries to accept death benefits in delayed, piecemeal fashion.

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Final day of American Legion Baseball regional tournaments

The eight spots in the 2010 American Legion Baseball World Series will be decided today at eight regional sites across the country. Go to http://www.legion.org/uploads/baseball/2010/livereg.htm to follow all the action.

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Day 3 of DSO school in Indianapolis

Department service officers will engage in a brainstorming session on reducing the VA claims backlog.

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