VFW Convention Comes to Columbia
At least one veteran is worried about the future, not his past. Dewey Riehn joined the VFW after he returned from Vietnam. Now he's working to improve services for his grandson.
"He's a sergeant. He's my pride. He's a sergeant in the 101st Airborn Division," explained Riehn of Columbia's VFW Post 280.
About 800 Missouri veterans are at the state convention, along with Sen. Jim Talent who spoke about issues facing them.
"We have certain resolutions that we will propose to our national convention," said Joseph Liles.
Members said they want to improve government care for future veterans.
"I would like to see more support go to the veterans who are coming back from Iraq," said Liles.
Added Riehn, "We will never let another veteran return without saying, 'Thank you and welcome home.'"
Riehn's grandson is scheduled to return home this October.