Letter: Words of gratitudeThis morning I received a phone call from a grateful constituent. With her permission, along with that of the St. Croix County Veterans’ Service Office, I am writing this letter of recognition.
By: Buzz Marzolf, Town of Troy, Hudson Star-Observer
This morning I received a phone call from a grateful constituent. With her permission, along with that of the St. Croix County Veterans’ Service Office, I am writing this letter of recognition.
The constituent is Donna Badje, a resident of the town of Kinnickinnic. She had called to express how thankful she and her family were for the unwavering help and support they had so consistently received from our County Veterans’ Service Office over a considerable period of time.
Donna’s father, Wilbur Frank, was a combat veteran, having served in the European Theater of Operations as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Infantry, in Italy, during World War II. Because of his service Donna’s mother, Harriet, was eligible for spousal benefits available to survivors of veterans.
The process of obtaining those benefits took just under two years, but with the diligent help of the St. Croix County Veterans’ Service Office, Harriet ultimately did receive the financial assistance to which she was entitled. And for that those who survive her are most appreciative.
It is therefore with sincere respect and deep gratitude that I acknowledge the commitment and dedication to our veterans and their families so faithfully being exhibited by our county’s Veterans’ Service Office. Veterans’ Service Officer, Merlin Blaisdell, your Administrative Assistant, Wanda Plourde and your Administrative Secretary, Geri Campbell, thank you sincerely. Know that you have our county’s support as you continue to serve its veterans and their families.
Buzz Marzolf, Town of Troy
Saint Croix County Board, Supervisor 12