I design, host and publish this website.  I am a disabled Vietnam veteran. I began this effort for two reasons.  First, I have a number of major medical problems caused by Agent Orange exposure and this became great therapy for me over the last 20 years.  Second, and most importantly, I wanted to somehow give something back to the heroes of America despite restrictions imposed by my disabilities. This is an attempt to provide needed information to our veterans about ongoing programs to help them find answers to their problems, inform them about upcoming events around our nation, identify links to other more professional military related sources, and anything else that I find on the internet highway that is perhaps somewhat useful to our veterans. 

The Grapevine  can be read on-line in .pdf format.  Just click on the paper. You'll note there is a Virginia and Florida issue, looking similar, but have different content based upon area of support.   I am the Editor and content is derived from my personal ramblings, from information found around the internet, from Department of Defense news releases, and from commercial media outlets that have given me permission to reprint information.  These include Stars and Stripes and Military.com. Some information is sent to me by readers and in all cases it is difficult to sometimes determine the author of the article, or whether it has a copyright.  Should that occur, email me and I will remove it, but please note this is a completely non-profit operation and use of the information is only to assist the heroes of this country.  Read the disclaimer within each issue.  The magazine is published bi-monthly. 

I write and print each issue in my home using my very slow  $295 PC, a 6 year old copy of software and an old clacking laser printer from hell that likes to skip pages.   I encourage you to send me any acceptable articles via email.  I, of course, reserve the right to edit the submission or not print the article whatsoever.

To reiterate and make sure we all understand each other, all content on these pages can be found on the net or was sent to me from site visitors.  Because of that, I sometimes cannot confirm the author or whether there could be any existing copyright.  If there is a problem, simply email me and I will remove it.  I would rather you allow me to use it and I will be more than happy to give you the publicity as originator.  I also try to check validity of every article, but sometimes people can convince me something is really true when in fact it is a total myth.

You may note the magazine contains some sponsors.   One hundred percent of all donations from sponsors or private parties are used to publish the newspaper and purchase needed supplies.  Should any excess funds be acquired they are donated to the respective VFW Post to support veterans in need.   I never personally handle or see the funds donated that are sent directly to a VFW Post Quartermaster for deposit in VFW accounts.  The website hosting is paid entirely by me as donation to the VFW.   If you would like to donate, please send it to the following address:

VFW Post 4252
The Grapevine
Attn:  Post Quartermaster
3190 North Carl G. Rose Highway
Hernando, FL  34462

Checks should be made payable to VFW Post 4252.

Should you wish to send me an article or comment please do so by emailing me at cornhusker69@yahoo.com Also, please read the disclaimer located on the  main page in case I've missed anything here. 

Thank you for visiting.  God Bless America and our troops in harms way.

 

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