Vietnam Veterans of America Chattanooga (Tenn.) Chapter 203 recently honored member Larry Anderson for his involvement in the Vets Helping Vets program. Anderson has been involved with Vets Helping Vets since its launch six years ago, helping needy veterans access more than 400 wheelchairs, hospital beds and other needed medical equipment.
Anderson was stationed in Vietnam with the U.S. Army in 1967–68. While he is taking a break from Vets Helping Vets due to his own health concerns, President Charlie Hobbs said the chapter will continue to raise money for the program. Vets Helping Vets also distributes clothing, food and other necessities to area veterans.