Can you believe it is November already? Fall is here with the cooler weather. Hope you have been enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
Our volunteer drivers have escorted seven veterans to Roudebush Hospital in Indianapolis, and four veterans to Danville, Ill. I had 83 phone calls and 29 people come into my office this past month.
By the way, I have a Captel Captioned demonstration phone for those with a hearing loss who have trouble hearing phone conversations in my office. It is a phone that you read the conversation and it will cost you nothing at all. If you have a land line or Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth connectivity you can be hooked up to the phone, so please call me.
Please call me at (765) 401-0432 if you would like to attend the Wabash Football Game on Saturday Nov. 9. All veterans will be honored at halftime of the Wabash / Hiram football game. I have complimentary tickets in my office, or they can be picked up at the American Legion. Game time is at 1 p.m. and all veterans will be seated together in a reserved area for them. Also prior to the game the Post 72 Honor Guard will give a Rifle Salute followed by taps. Please come and get your tickets.
Please note I will be at the American Legion Post 72 on the 7th of November (today) from 1 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. for anyone who wants to come in to ask questions or to start a claim. You do not have to be a member of the American Legion to see me.
Please don’t forget to have your DD-214 recorded at the courthouse in the recorder’s office for your safety. This service is free.
If you are a veteran of the Blue Water Navy and you were 12 miles off of the coast of Vietnam please make an appointment to see me.
November 11th is Veteran’s Day and many of the local restaurants will be honoring veterans with a complimentary dinner or other food items. Please check out websites such as or -food-freebies-veterans-and -active-duty-personnel-part-1.
Joseph Ellis is the Montgomery County Veteran Service Officer. He can be reached at (765) 401-0432 or