Van provides lift for vets seeking specialized help

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Van provides lift for vets seeking specialized help

Mike Amato, center, waits in the lobby of the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque. Amato is a volunteer driver of the Disabled American Veterans van, which makes twice-weekly trips between Durango and Albuquerque to get veterans to their appointments.
Navy veteran Dixie Van Druff arrives for an appointment at the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque. Van Druff said she once had a heart attack on the ride, and the quick response of the driver saved her life. “I love these guys,” she said.
Mike Amato spent four years in the Air Force in the late 1960s. Since retiring from a career with the city of Durango, he drives veterans to appointments in Albuquerque and volunteers with Blue Star Mothers.

Van provides lift for vets seeking specialized help

Mike Amato, center, waits in the lobby of the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque. Amato is a volunteer driver of the Disabled American Veterans van, which makes twice-weekly trips between Durango and Albuquerque to get veterans to their appointments.
Navy veteran Dixie Van Druff arrives for an appointment at the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque. Van Druff said she once had a heart attack on the ride, and the quick response of the driver saved her life. “I love these guys,” she said.
Mike Amato spent four years in the Air Force in the late 1960s. Since retiring from a career with the city of Durango, he drives veterans to appointments in Albuquerque and volunteers with Blue Star Mothers.
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