DAV to dedicate new van in memory of fallen soldier
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 57, headquartered in Marshfield, announced the new DAV Marshfield van will be dedicated to the memory of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joe “Doc” Altmann. A Marshfield native, Altmann served as a combat medic in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, where he died on Dec. 25, 2011.
The dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Oct. 17 at the Marshfield Public Library on 211 E. Second St. in Marshfield.
Among the invited guests are the DAV transportation program manager, DAV schedulers, DAV voluntary drivers, Tomah VA Officials, and the Altmann family. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
As part of its mission, DAV offers free rides to all veterans who need help getting to and from scheduled VA medical appointments. In 2009 DAV stationed one of its vans in Marshfield at the Aging Disability Resource Center on 300 Peach Ave. The DAV Marshfield van has provided free rides to thousands of veterans who reside in Marshfield and the surrounding area. When in need of a ride, call 715-389-0230 or 715-421-8989.