VIDEO: New chapter launches for black veterans in Delaware

Black veterans have a new support organization, dedicated during Black History Month.

WDEL's Mellany Armstrong reports.





"We hug them now with this wreath, and we say thank you."


A small group of veterans braved the cold to lay a wreath of red roses and to announce the formation of Delaware's chapter of the National Association of Black Veterans. Tyrone Johnson is vice commander of operations for NABVETS.

"Teaching veterans how to navigate through that whole VA process, that's nightmare in some instances. Trying to find emergency houses," he said.



Vietnam veteran Amin Hassan says NABVETS will show appreciation for those who didn't have it.

"And it still goes on now. The brothers in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're coming back with issues and problems, and nobody wants to address it, so this is a good organization," he said.



Chapter 94 will help find counseling, identify needs, and help veterans get their benefits.






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