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Local disabled veterans may soon find it easier to get medical attention. The newest Disabled American Veteran's van was dedicated at the Bruce Cavenaugh Superstore. Money raised from the dealership's annual charity raffle paid for the van. It will be used to take disabled and sick veterans to their doctor’s appointments. “The greater Wilmington area probably has more veterans than any other part of this state because of the proximity of both Bragg and Lejeune. And as people come down, there are very few people that get out of the service without a disability. Some of them, as they get older, have no other way of transporting themselves, other than us to get them to the hospitals,” said Ron Holtberg, Disabled American Veterans Commander. Disabled American veterans in our area raised more than $11,000 for themselves this year and more than $40,000 in three years of participation in the charity raffle.

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