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HISTORY

Adam Klein Chapter #3, Disabled American Veterans, is a chartered member of the DAV National Organization.  The chapter was chartered on May 2, 1931 as Bismarck-Mandan Chapter 3.  In 2000, the chapter was renamed in honor of a charter member and decorated World War 1 veteran.  Adam Klein was born in 1893 in Russia.  His family immigrated to the U.S. when he was a child.  He entered the U.S. Army Infantry in 1917 and served with distinction.  He was wounded twice in France and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.  He was also awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry in combat.  He is buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Bismarck.  Each Memorial Day, the chapter proudly renders military honors at the grave site of Adam Klein, a great American patriot. 

HOW WE HELP LOCAL VETERANS

TRANSPORTATION

Volunteer drivers transport veterans to medical appointments at the Fargo VA Hospital.  Since 1992, volunteers from the Bismarck-Mandan area have logged more than one million miles.

 

VETERANS AID

The chapter assists Bureligh and Morton County veterans and family members who are experiencing temporary financial hardship.  Grants of up to $600 may be approved once in the lifetime of the applicant.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Veterans and family members have received academic scholarships to pursue higher education.

LEGISLATION

The chapter develops and sponsors proposals, and provides expert testimony to the North Dakota Legislature and Congressional delegation.

REFERRALS

The chapter assists veterans by locating community resources.

VETERANS BENEFITS

Members provide information and guide veterans to trained service officers.

PHILANTHROPY

The chapter provides financial support to the North Dakota Veterans Home, North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, and other agencies and organizations that assist veterans.

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