Advocate for Vietnam vets fighting for all vets
Last Updated: 64 days ago
MUNCIE, Ind. - A central Indiana woman whose first husband was killed in the Vietnam War is working to help ailing veterans pursue disability claims.
Teena Petro founded the Vietnam Veterans Family Assistance Center Inc., in 2007. But her Muncie organization helps American veterans of all wars file claims for disability compensation.
Petro's first husband, Ronald Cleland, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970, leaving her a war widow at only 19 years of age.
She eventually married Mike Petro and they have two children and four grandchildren. But her life took a sharp turn in 1992 when she realized the scope of ills that beset Vietnam vets exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange.
She tells The Star Press (http://tspne.ws/19pLNmY ) that those vets "endured things that are unthinkable."
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