Adams and Reese attorney Marshall Hevron, former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8973 in New Orleans, was interviewed by NPR (National Public Radio) in the story, "As Vet Group Grays And Ages, New Blood Tries To Inspire Change," published on the radio station's web site on Friday, July 17.
The interview coincided with Tuesday's Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Pittsburgh. The article states that the crowd promises to be largely gray, and that's an issue looming over the meeting. The VFW is aging fast even though they are about two and a half million veterans of recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. NPR's Quil Lawrence has this look at the next generation the VFW hopes to occupy its halls.
VFW Post 8973 is the last remaining Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in New Orleans, and over the last several years, Hevron has aided a recruiting campaign to add close to 200 veterans to the ranks, most of who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Post now provides many services to vets, including assistance with VA claims, job counseling, and pro-bono legal assistance.
"The services we provide are something that can't be done online. It's something that you need face-to-face encounters in a brick-and-mortar establishment to do it in," Hevron said in the interview.
Hevron is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group, and he represents utility companies in numerous expropriation cases, has experience working on commercial business disputes, advises clients on a number of government contracting issues and assists clients in complying with the Louisiana Public Bid Law.