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November 30, 2018

Veteran helping Veteran

Tom Cotterman (L) of Jasper, MN receives keys from Kenny Drexler of New Ulm to a van that Drexler donated through the Disabled American Veterans Donor Connect Program. Cotterman, an Army Veteran of the Gulf War who served in Somalia is a single father of four and has recently been rescued from a homeless status. The donation will help him carry his family to school, and Cotterman to work. Drexler who is an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era was motivated by other recent donations to needy Veterans. He worked with Brown County Veterans Service Officer Greg Peterson to find a Veteran with family who needed transportation. Peterson worked with Renae Schuch who is the Pipestone County Veterans Service Officer and together they matched up donor and recipient.