BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — With our country’s involvement in recent wars, more veterans are seeking help.
Mike Schuh reports a new center in Baltimore County is helping to keep vets alive and healthy.
Veterans who served in Iraq, Vietnam or Afghanistan or elsewhere found themselves in a Dundalk parking lot Monday.
“You’re back in Vietnam every day of your life,” said Bob Page.
Page was a 19-year-old Marine in the jungle. He needs help for what he saw, did and lived through.
“I think many of us wouldn’t be here today unless it was for this center,” he said.
He’s talking about the newest of six walk-in centers, a place to address all veterans’ issues not requiring a trip to the hospital or the VA.
Senator Ben Cardin was there for the ribbon cutting.
“First off, this is a community. We have a lot of soldier families—not just recently but historically,” Cardin said.
“It’s nice for someone to address the psychological needs and not just the physical needs,” Page said. “We appreciate the money that’s spent.”
While Monday was the grand opening, they’ve been operating out of a temporary storefront since 2011.