Breaking new ground for veterans

3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Story by Sgt. 1st Class Gary Cooper

Date: 09.18.2013
Posted: 10.15.2013 19:16
News ID: 115179
Breaking new ground for veterans

RADCLIFF, Ky. -- Army leaders, local officials and veterans all shared in a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 18 for a veterans center in Radcliff.<br /> <br /> “It’s a very exciting day,” said Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. “Our veterans have sacrificed a lot. It’s our responsibility to give back to our veterans.”<br /> <br /> The Radcliff Veterans Center will give back to veterans by housing 120 of them, in 10-room community living pods that Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Ken Lucas said couldn’t be nicer.<br /> <br /> “Each veteran gets their own room, shower, television, and breakfast, whatever they want,” said Lucas.<br /> <br /> Commanding general of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Brig. Gen. Flem B. “Donnie” Walker Jr., said the location would also make a big difference.<br /> <br /> “It means a lot, with so many veterans retiring in Hardin and the surrounding counties, that families living nearby won’t have to travel for hours to visit them.”<br /> <br /> The center is scheduled to open June, 2015.