Vietnam veteran gets scooter from Hemet Elks Lodge #1740

Photo by Bill CookPictured from left to right: Hemet Elks Lodge #1740 Exalted Ruler Judy Menke, lodge member Linda Gunn and Veterans Chairman Jim Winget. Front row on the scooter is 73-year-old Marine Corp veteran Jim Gentry. ■ Hemet Elks Lodge #1740 / Contributed Veterans Chairman Jim Winget of Hemet’s Elks Lodge #1740 regularly takes Vietnam veteran Jim Gentry to Loma Linda Veterans Hospital for his appointments. Gentry, who served as a Marine Corp captain during the Vietnam War, is unable to walk without assistance. Gentry used a walker to walk the three blocks to the nearest store and had to take three to four rests each way. The VA denied

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