Lance W Cooper,
I am originally from Kingston, New York, At the young age of seventeen I enlisted into the United States Army, which resulted as combat veteran of Vietnam and Iraq, my father was 28 year member of the New Army National Guard as a First Sergeant at the Kingston Armory 156th Field Artillery Battalion and veteran, and my uncle was a World War II veteran. Between my combat tours, I served as a honor detail and, performed a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps. When available taps will be played by a bugler, however there are so few buglers available that the military services may choose to provide an electronic recording of taps. The veteran’s parent Service representative will present the flag. I also took my soldiers to visit their wounded comrades at Lost Angeles Veterans Hospital. I understand personally the sacrifices of our veterans and I will always ensure that we honor their service and patriotism.
Our goal is to work with Congress to uphold Abraham Lincoln’s injunction to “care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.” I will fight to preserve and protect veterans’ benefits, which are truly a form of deferred compensation for those who performed the highest service to our country. I will also work to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs modernizes its processes and has the resources needed to timely and accurately process benefits claims. I will promote veterans’ employment, both for reservists who are returning to civilian life and veterans leaving active duty. Finally, I will support measures to improve military quality of life for our veterans who are still serving and for their families, who sacrifice in their own right.
When we assist with a case that deals with our government We will the listed below items as applicable!
- Your Social Security number for a case involving Social Security;
- VA claim number for a case with Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, if individual) for an Internal Revenue Service problem, etc.;
- Your address, home phone number and daytime phone number (if different than home) so that we can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary;
- Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you may have from the agency involved;
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires that all managing members of Patriotism Pac or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual’s case.
If you can’t get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, we will do our best to help you receive a fair and timely response to your problem.