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Peter Brown of Alexandria, a disabled veteran, holds a photo of him with his wife, Mildred Louise, who died in 2004.

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No Vets Left Behind

Volunteer drivers needed to transport local veterans to medical appointments.

“I like to garden, and I wish I could still go dancing. Me and my wife, we used to love going to supper clubs like the Dipsy Doodle,” Brown said. But chronic pulmonary problems and degenerative joint disease make most physical activities difficult for the former World War II U.S. Navy pilot.

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Helping Heroes in Need

Volunteer drivers “urgently” needed to transport local veterans to medical appointments.

When he is feeling well, 87-year-old Peter Edisal Brown enjoys tending the flowers and vegetables he grows in the garden of his Alexandria home he has owned since 1946. “I like to garden, and I wish I could still go dancing. Me and my wife, we used to love going to supper clubs like the Dipsy Doodle,” Brown said.

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