Brevard's homeless veterans get gifts, meals and motel stays
Dec 24, 2012
TITUSVILLE — The Stars and Stripes and a black POW/MIA flag hang from tree trunks at Harry Duhr’s secluded forest campsite outside of town, overlooking his green canvas tent and a small table crammed with provisions.
Duhr served with the 101st Airborne Division from 1969-71. A pesky raccoon keeps raiding his meager possessions. And the 62-year-old Army veteran hasn’t slept indoors since last Christmas — that’s when National Veterans Homeless Support put him up in a hotel for the holiday weekend.
Monday morning, NVHS President George Taylor picked up Duhr in a van and drove him to Super 8 in Titusville to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas as a gesture of goodwill.
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National Veterans Homeless Support helps veterans during Christmas: George Taylor's group, National Veterans Homeless Support, will pull homeless veterans from the woods and put them up in hotels on Christmas Eve and Christmas.
By Tim Shortt, edited by Caroline Perez.
Posted Dec. 25, 2012.