Dems blast closure of war vets unit

ATLANTA (AP) - The Democratic leader of the Georgia Senate
called on Gov. Sonny Perdue to find $2.7 million to keep open the
domiciliary unit of the Georgia War veterans in Milledgeville.

According to Robert Brown of Macon, veterans will be dumped in the
street when the unit shuts its doors Nov. 30.

The unit fell victim to state budget cuts this year.

81 vets were housed, but officials with the state Department of Veterans Services say some of the residents have already found other
housing, 26 of them in the home's skilled nursing facility.

Other portions of the home will remain open, including a section
that treats veterans with Alzheimer's.


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