American Legion Riders helping veterans

Category: Personal Experiences

Access ramp built for disabled Desert Storm veteran.

Shepherds of God in Wolves' Clothing: Random Reflections of a Former Army Chaplain

Category: Books

Men and women who wear the uniform hold citizenship in both a material and a spiritual dimension, and they may well be ordered to protect and defend the national interests of the United States anywhere worldwide on a moment's notice: it is the the military chaplains, those "shepherds of God," who willingly deploy with them to provide spiritual support so deeply needed in such times of crisis.

That American Feeling

Category: Personal Experiences

As I heard the sound of our nation’s song, I immediately straightened up, told my men to “look sharp, and get in step.” As we marched through town, women and children came out from the crowd and put loaves of bread and bottles of wine in our hands. Yes, it was very much like the end of WWII film clips you see on television.

My journey to getting my Ed.D.

Category: Personal Experiences

My Journey to Getting My Ed.D.

World War II the only time the U.S. and Mexico were allies

Category: Books

When German U-boats sank Mexico’s tankers, she declared war and joined the Allies. Mexican Squadron 201, USAAF 58th Fighter Group served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur in the Pacific.

The Future of America

Category: Books

This book is an attempt, on the part of the author, to illustrate the reality of our union; that In spite of our differences in race, gender, philosophy and age, we are one nation and we are going to be treated as one by our neighbors around the world. The author does that in these pages by showing that our diversity can be viewed as a strength and should be. This is done by looking first at the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and how those sacrifices have been shared by all races, genders and religious groups within the American population. When a foreign national pulls down our flag or screams, "Yankee go home!", he is not referring only to an American from north of the Mason-Dixon Line. He means all of us! In spite of our differences, for better or for worse, we are one!

A Casualty of the Spirit

Category: Personal Experiences

PTSD in history, in literature, and in all of us.

A Woman Veteran's Day

Category: Poetry

This is a poem about the experiences in the life of a woman veteran

The Most Beautiful Building in Town

Category: Personal Experiences

Gorgeous flowers! Red, white and blue!

VA co-pay for prescription drugs

Category: Personal Experiences

VA CO-PAY FOR PRECRIPTION DRUGS My wife & I take the same blood pressure medicine Diltiazem. For a 90 day supply, hers with our insurance, cost $4.14 at a retail pharmacy. In comparison, Mine cost $24.00 (co-pay) at the VA Pharmacy. I questioned billing. She insisted I had to pay the co-pay. She then said I could ask my Dr. to write out my prescription and take to a retail pharmacy. I did and four prescriptions cost me $8.35 for a 90 day supply. VA had been charging me $69.00 for these same four prescriptions. I asked my insurance, (Blue Cross) and also VA Billing to send me a statement of cost. For the year 2017 VA stated I had paid $276.25. My insurance stated my cost should have only been $22.99. The VA has Consolidated Patient Account Centers (CPAC). CPAC bills our insurance and bills us the co-pay. On the back of VA Billing Form 10-0246, it states, your insurance may "REDUCE OR ELIMINATE YOUR COPAYMENT". I asked CPAC for an audit. After much delay, I was forced to ask WV Senator Joe Manchin to get me the audit. It went back to 1992. I have gotten refunds totaling over $1,000.00. This is to alert other veterans, with insurance, to check and see if you are being overcharged and due a refund. John Jarrett Peters 5766 Hubbards Br. Rd. Huntington, WV 25704 Ph 304 429 2033