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Crawford Panel: SoCal veterans face considerable challenges




Members of the UCLA NROTC salute during playing of taps during UCLA’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 9, 2011 in L.A.
Members of the UCLA NROTC salute during playing of taps during UCLA’s annual Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony on November 9, 2011 in L.A.
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More than 2 million veterans reside in the state of California, half of those live right here in Southern California.  Yesterday, veterans affairs was the topic of a three-person panel discussion hosted at SCPR’s Crawford Family Forum.

The panel members were; Dr. Anthony Hassan, director of the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families , Elizabeth Heger, executive director of the Soldiers Project, and Joseph Costello, a retired service member who now serves as the team leader at the San Marcos Vet Center.