Larry McDaris Speaks At 82nd Airborne Association Dinner April 8

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Larry McDaris of Cleveland will be the guest speaker at the Alvin C. York Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Association of Chattanooga chapter dinner on April 8 at the Epicurean Restaurant, 4301 Ringgold Road, East Ridge beginning at 7 p.m.  This event is open to all airborne qualified veterans and their family members in the greater Chattanooga area.

Mr. McDaris is the current director of the Bradley County – Cleveland Veterans Service Office, an office he has held since May 2007.  In this role he assists between 300-350 veterans and their family members per month with VA issues.  LTC McDaris is a Ranger and Airborne qualified veteran of 21 years of service in the US Army. 

For more information, please contact Chapter Chairman, Doug Stephenson at 432-2715 or email:  drstep@aol.com.


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