CBS Eye on Veterans 2019 Ep. 4: Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke, VFW, AMVETS and more!

Eye on Veterans
February 04, 2019 - 9:48 am
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Segment 1:  Disabled Army vet Todd Crevier tells us how he found his calling working to get his fellow vets outdoors through his non-profit organization “New England Adventures.”

Segment 2:  Remi Adeleke was born into privilege in Nigeria before his family lost everything and moved to the Bronx. Here he tells us the story of how he went from a life of crime in his teens, to earning the title of US Navy SEAL, and why he thinks his story, told in the upcoming book "Transformed" could be a blueprint for many African-American youth making the same bad decisions he did.

Segment 3:  Shane Therault was a member of the elite Marine Corps Presidential Guard, but these days he’s a real estate agent who’s launched a free program called Helping Heroes PCS that aims to save vets and their families a lot of money when they purchase a house.

Segment 4:  Rebecca Klein-Collins, author of “Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide To College” joins us to offer some tips for vets to help them prepare for, and succeed in, the college environment.

Segment 5AMVETS Exec. Dir. Joe Chenelly tells us that the Blue Water Navy Vietnam vets may be on the precipice of receiving the care they’ve been denied for decades.

Segment 6VFW’s Pat Murray explains why the organization is concerned about not being included in the VA's decision making processes, for example not being invited to the table as the Department decided who will, and won’t, have access to healthcare outside the VA under the Mission Act.

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