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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 7, 2014

U.S. Attorney Staff Visit Overton Brooks Medical Center in Observance of Veterans Day

 

SHREVEPORT, La.–United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley and five staff members, Aaron Broussard, U.S. Army; Robert Gillespie, U.S. Army; Samuel Glass, U.S. Air Force; Vincent Mangum, U.S. Army; and Mike O’Mara, U.S. Air Force visited the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center today to honor veterans and remember their service.  Finley also took a tour of the Overton Brooks VA facilities with Interim Director Toby Mathew and his staff.

Overton Brooks hosted a series of events from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. today which included a Veterans of Foreign Wars Poker Run, Combined Federal Campaign Armed Forces T-shirt sale, U.S. Marine cake cutting ceremony, Barksdale 8th U.S. Air Force Top 3 burger burn, visit from the Shreveport-Bossier Mavericks basketball team, and a dedication of three memorial benches from Hillcrest Funeral Home and the Overton Brooks student volunteers class of 2014.

“It’s an honor to participate and visit the Overton Brooks facility,” Finley stated. “I hope everyone takes a little time this weekend and next week to remember and thank veterans for their service. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of the men and women who serve and have served our nation and safeguarded our freedoms.”

Overton Brooks serves more than 37,000 Veterans per year. The hospital is accredited for 111 inpatient beds and provides more than 462,000 outpatient visits per year. The medical center has an active accredited research program and is one of the regional sites for Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 Hematology/Oncology Center. The medical center manages three Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Monroe; Longview, Texas; and Texarkana, Ark. For more information, visit www.shreveport.va.gov.

Updated February 29, 2016