Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran and Warrior Society
The Saginaw Chippewa Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran and Warrior Society will be recognizing Women Warriors during the Annual Veterans Feast on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Those Tribal and community member Women Veterans or those in active duty are asked to send a military photo and/or current photo with Name, Branch of Service and years served. Photo not required but requested. Digital photos only and please send as an attachment.
Send the requested information to either David Perez at Dperez@sagchip.org or Angela Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions call Tony Perry at 248-980-1513
The Anishinabe Ogitchedaw Veteran and Warrior
Society has a representative in our
office weekly to help assist veterans who are seeking benefits from the
Department of Veterans Affairs with their
Daniel A. Ashcraft, national service officer with the Military Order of the Purple
Heart, said the non-profit group chartered by the U.S. Congress is there to represent
"A lot of people dealing with the federal
government on their own get confused with all
the paperwork," he explained. "There
are seven pages of instruction with the normal
application for compensation or pension. They
can be easily overwhelmed. Most vets will say "to
heck with that."
Ashcraft added there is no charge for his assistance
and he will be in the Tribal Operations office
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Purple Heart, established by General George
Washington in 1782, is a combat decoration awarded
to individuals who are either wounded in times
of war or are killed in action or die from wounds
received in action. The Military Order of the
Purple Heart was formed in 1932 for the protection
and mutual interest of all who received
Ashcraft said he was awarded the purple heart
after being wounded in Dong Ha, Vietnam. He served
in the U.S. Marines from 1963 to 1967.
For more information contact the Anishinabe
Ogitchedaw Veteran and warrior Society at (989)