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On this long Memorial Day weekend Midday Sunday pays tribute to the men and women who have died in service to our country.

The first of today's guests is Jerry Orlemann, a Vietnam veteran. As a consequence of his military service, Mr. Orlemann lives today with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His quality of life has been significantly and permanently compromised. Nevertheless, Mr. Orlemann is an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, South Bay Chapter 53.

Also visiting Midday Sunday today is Kyle Orlemann, Jerry's wife. She is one of a group of Americans working to change the Family Care Act. It currently covers military families in service after September 11, 2001. By changing only about five words, those benefits could be extended to include the families of veterans who served prior to September 11.

To contact the Orlemanns and for more information about Vietnam Veterans of America, call 310-540-8820, go to www.VVA53.org or go to www.facebook.com/VVA53.

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