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New VA Clinic will serve veterans in Marshall County & surrounding counties

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Aderholt joins Alabama VA Clinic officials for the Guntersville Clinic ribbon-cutting Aderholt joins Alabama VA Clinic officials for the Guntersville Clinic ribbon-cutting
Guntersville, AL -

GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) attended the grand opening of the Guntersville Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic Monday.

In addition to participating in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the grand opening, Congressman Aderholt delivered remarks.

"Marshall County and the surrounding counties have a large number of war veterans who, up until today, have had to travel to Huntsville, Gadsden or even Birmingham to receive care. This much-needed facility will serve about 2,500 veterans living right here in Marshall County," said Congressman Aderholt. "This country is free because of the sacrifices of these brave men and women who have risked their lives for the very liberties we enjoy today. It is very important to me that our veterans are taken care of and have access to the best service and best facilities."

According to Bertram Perry, program specialist for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham, the Guntersville clinic will have about 11 staff members and is projected to start with a $1.4 million budget for its first year of operation.

The clinic is located at 100 Judy Smith Drive, between Guntersville and Albertville. It is behind Applebee's Restaurant off U.S. 431, across from the Marshall County Health Department.

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