A Simple Change of Beneficiary Form, An Easy Way to Remember DAV Without a Will
Scott Argus, Guardian Society member
Scott’s plan—via a simple change of beneficiary designation—assures that his retirement assets will not be depleted by taxes, as often happens when left to heirs. “Knowing there is no tax burden is a big plus,” Scott said, “and therefore the gift to DAV will go much further someday.”
His compassion for disabled veterans goes back to 1969 when Scott enlisted in the Air Force at age 19. He remembers the heartache of waiting for crewmembers who were never to return, and the worry for others who survived enemy fire but with severe injuries. He observed first hand the inadequacies in their medical care and felt that “soldiers defending our country deserved better than that.”
Scott left the Air Force after eight years, but his passion for veterans grew. “Getting aid to wounded veterans became my interest, so I began researching veterans’ organizations and what they were doing. DAV kept popping up as the most efficient at delivering services to disabled veterans. Ever since, I have been eager to contribute what I can.”
In reaching out to veterans in such a tangible way through his future gift, Scott is also paying tribute to his military friends who made immeasurable sacrifices decades ago. We salute Scott for recognizing DAV’s steadfast mission of service to injured veterans and for planning this easy estate gift, using a beneficiary form provided by his company.
Legal address for beneficiary designations and other estate gifts: Disabled American Veterans,
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250,
tax ID: 31-0263158.
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