VETERANS’ SERVICE OFFICE SEEKS TO ASSIST AREA WWII VETERANS

VETERANS’ SERVICE OFFICE SEEKS TO ASSIST AREA WWII VETERANS

The Las Cruces Veterans’ Service Office, located in the Doña Ana County Annex at 430 S. Main St., is coordinating two programs aimed at assisting veterans of World War II.

WWII veterans who left a New Mexico high school to enter military service between Dec. 7, 1941 and Dec. 31, 1946 are eligible to receive a high school diploma if they were scheduled to graduate after 1940 or before 1951.

Veterans who participated in the liberation of France are eligible to receive the “Liberation of France” medal, which is awarded by the Federation of French War Veterans. Any veteran whose separation papers show active duty in Normandy and/or Northern France can claim the medal, along with a certificate. All ground, air and naval personnel are eligible.

For more information on either program, call the Veterans’ Service Office at (505) 524-6220.