Voices of veterans: Former servicemen share their stories
on November 13, 2010
For many of Alameda County’s nearly 75,000 veterans, this Veterans Day was more than just an opportunity to fire up the barbecue. It was a time to reflect on the role their military service has played in their lives.
Oakland North reporters Roberto Daza, Nicole Jones and Teresa Chin went to the dining room at Saint Vincent de Paul, an organization that provides services like free meals and laundry to low-income Oaklanders; and Swords to Plowshares, a resource center for veterans, to ask four former servicemen to share their stories for this multimedia presentation.
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