Post 619 Jewish War veterans

Art Sloane

The members of Post 619 Jewish War Veterans in Sun Lakes will be meeting at 9:30 a.m. October 18 in the Mirror Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club. The speaker will be Yuri McKee, MD who is a cataract and corneal specialist in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to his pursuit of Ophthalmology he was an active duty U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeon for six years of his 11 year Air Force career. Dr. McKee was stationed overseas for four years with two combat tours in the Middle East. In addition to contingency operations Dr. McKee also volunteered for humanitarian missions. In 2004 Dr. McKee was the Medical Director for Joint Recovery Mission No. 33 to North Korea. During the 30 day mission he camped on the east side of the Chosin Reservoir while conducting recovery operations with the Joint POW/MIA Recovery Command.

The board meets each month and contributes to many veteran causes. The post is active all year long and inquiries are answered all year long from any person regardless of race, religion or gender. Many participants in the post are not Jewish but want to help veterans and this post works tirelessly to help homeless and in need veterans with many persons by taking part in the Maricopa StandDown in February. For information on the post call Paul Herman at 480-659-2998. For reservations for the brunch that precedes the meeting call Donna Liebowitz at 480-883-3153 or [email protected].