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Veterans Service Organizations

New generations of American military veterans, beginning in the Vietnam era, have seemed less and less inclined to join traditional veterans service organizations, such as the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETS. Yet these groups still provide many kinds of services and resources that aren't really available anywhere else. To talk about the efforts of those groups to educate and recruit these veterans in North Florida are: Frank Roycraft, affiliated with Tallahassee VFW Post 3308; Gordon Lightfoot, who's a member of the Marine Corps League and AMVETS; Tom Carney with the Air Force Association; Jim Burke, Marine Corps League and head of the Young Marines organization; and Stuart Scott, a USAF veteran who is the district commander of the American Legion.