by: Joesph Stevenson, Sr., AMVETS District 21 Public Relations Officer
On June 19, 2012, a reception was held at AMVETS Athens Post 76 in honor of the visiting AMVETS National Commander Gary L. Fry and Ohio State Commander James Graham. The reception was hosted by District 21 Commander Roy Smith and Post 76 Commander Denny Jarvis. Commanders Fry and Graham have been visiting other AMVETS Posts in the area. On June 20, 2012, Dr. John Kopchick of Ohio University toured the AMVETS Diabetes Clinic with Commanders Fry and Graham along with District Commander Smith and other AMVETS members to see the accomplishments of the clinic. The AMVETS Diabetes Clinic at Ohio University is a major project for AMVETS, both locally and nationally. While on the Ohio University campus, they also visited with Dave Barker of the newly established AMVETS Service Office of Ohio University, which will assist military personnel and veterans in locating resources for education and training.