Service officers with Boone County Disabled American Veterans (DAV) are available to help local area veterans and their families receive the benefits they have earned from their service to our country. Each VA disability claim filed by a veteran represents a sacrifice that was made in defense of our American way of life. Unfortunately, the claims process can be incredibly complex and difficult to navigate. These DAV service officers have been trained to properly file your claim, answer questions and provide assistance to veterans and their families.
A DAV officer will be available to help local area veterans on site at the Boone County Library in Harrison each Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meetings are by appointment only, but if you cannot make one f the dates and times listed, other arrangements can be made. All you need to get started is a copy of your DD Form 214, which is critical for the first meeting. Also, bring any medical or military records and all correspondence with the VA that you may have. All DAV service officer assistance is completely free to any veteran. Please call Ron Craig (870) 741-4881 to make an appointment (leave a message if no one answers).
Service officers will now be available to assist veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Searcy County Veterans Memorial Hall (108 Noah Horton Memorial Drive) in Marshall. Call James White at (870) 448-6167 to make an appointment.
Service officers are also available at the Newton County Library in Jasper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (call Aaron Bass at (417) 230-5884 for appointment) and in Carroll County by calling Mike Waddle at (497) 601-4228.
The Boone County DAV is dedicated to helping America’s veterans through a variety of assistance programs. If you are a disabled veteran and would like to join the DAV, call their membership chairman James White at (870) 448-6167. For those who would like to attend a DAV meeting, the monthly meeting is held at noon the third Tuesday of each month at the Western Sizzlin in Harrison, with fellowship from 11 a.m. to noon.