Local university opens lounge to help military veterans transition

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Fairmont State University welcomed veterans to the new ‘Major George P. Davis III’ student lounge in Hardway Hall.

 The lounge was dedicated in the name of Major George Davis, a retired army military intelligence major of 20 years. With the hopes of bringing veterans together and providing a support system.

 ” For them to have a place to get together and talk and have people understand what they’re saying and what they’ve been through, this kind of lounge is tremendously beneficial to them assimilating back into society as a civilian,so it is such a tremendous honor for them to name this after me. I worked with Sandy Corwin, the veterans adviser here for years now and I enjoy every second of it,” said Major Davis.

District director Rod Rogers and Congressman David McKinley recognized Major Davis and the other veterans for their hard work and said every campus should follow FSU’s lead.

If you want to find out more information on the Fairmont State University veteran services, follow their Facebook.

Major released a book titled ‘Spud 19: a Vietnam army aviator’s battles with PTSD’ which discuss the story of a Vietnam veteran’s lifetime battle with PTSD and the effects of Agent Orange.

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