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Birdzell ’61 volunteers for Veterans

John Birdzell ’61 is retired and a U.S. Army Veteran.  He volunteers his spare time now to pick up veterans in northwest Indiana and take them to the Adam Benjamin Jr. VA Memorial Clinic in Crown Point, Indiana for medical appointments and care, and often to catch a shuttle to another medical center in Chicago.

This morning, John was featured in the National Public Radio Morning Edition program, “Veterans Choice Act Fails to Ease Travel Burdens for Vets in Need of Care.”  Click here to read or listen to John comment about the challenges veterans face and how he does his part to help.

Thank you, John!

Matt Knox and Kyle Bottos pose with John Birdzell. Matt and Kyle were the recipients of the Dr. John BP. and Helen Birdzell Scholarship, which honors the memory of Mr. Birdzell's mother and father.

Wabash students Matt Knox and Kyle Bottos with John Birdzell in 2010. Matt and Kyle were recipients of the Dr. John P. and Helen Birdzell Scholarship, which honors the memory of John’s mother and father.