German A. Leon was born in Panama. He
moved to the U.S. as a teenager with his mother and two sisters, and
enlisted in the Army at the age of 18. According to Leon, much of
his life following military service is hazy, and he can’t recall details
other than he had lived with his mother and sisters as a young adult.
To learn more about the work VA does
daily for Veterans, the MyVA Advisory Committee (MVAC) recently
took a tour of the prosthetics lab at the Jamaica Plain VA facility in
Boston. Certified prosthetist Eric Lydon showed the group different types
of prosthetics he has been working on, and the process they go
through when using enhanced technology to meet a Veteran’s needs.
The health care we receive today is based
on research done in the past. The ongoing VA Million Veteran Program (MVP), in
collaboration with university affiliates and the Department of Energy,
has the potential to improve the health of, and health care for, Veterans
and all Americans.
Shelley entered the Navy in 1994. She
served aboard USS Simon Lake in La Maddalena, Italy, at Naval Station
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, with
Strikefighter Squadron 115 Lemoore, California, Naval Recruiting
Command San Antonio, Texas and the Early Airborne Warning Squadron 116
Point Mugu, California.
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