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DAV mobile unit helps veterans with benefit questions

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Bruce Hagenow served his country with the United States Air Force. He travels to Iowa City a handful of times a week for his disability, but on Monday he got his questions answered a little closer to home in Cedar Falls. Bruce Hagenow served his country with the United States Air Force. He travels to Iowa City a handful of times a week for his disability, but on Monday he got his questions answered a little closer to home in Cedar Falls.
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Bruce Hagenow served his country with the United States Air Force. He travels to Iowa City a handful of times a week for his disability, but on Monday he got his questions answered a little closer to home in Cedar Falls.

"I wanted to come down here because they're close, instead of having to go down to Iowa City all the time, which I do, but find out through someone else if I'm getting all my benefits that I'm entitled to," said Hagenow.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a nonprofit organization helping those who served their country and suffered some sort of injury or disability.

The DAV mobile service office will be in Cedar Rapids Tuesday at the Linn County Veterans Affairs office starting at 9 a.m. 

"We're the only service organization that comes out and does this," said Lyle Dean, a local DAV official. "And it's important to come out into the communities and do these because there's a lot of veterans that cannot get to Des Moines or wherever because of the gas problems, or car, or health reasons."

Dean is one of the local officers answering questions all week in this mobile unit. He says this service means a lot to him because he is a disabled vet, too.

"If we just help one veteran, we've done it. We've done our job," said Dean.

The mobile unit will be in Dubuque on Wednesday. They will be parked at the Veterans Freedom Center starting at 9 a.m.

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