Two Veterans Talk About Commitment and Giving Back

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She served in the Air Force; he was a Marine.  She treated the wounded in Operation Desert Storm; he fought in Vietnam. Two of their kids have served during the past decade of war—one in the Navy, the other in the Army.

Alana and Scott DeGarmo know about commitment. Their family lives that virtue. Asked why they included DAV in their wills, and as a percentage beneficiary of their life insurance policy, they spoke of the organization’s “willingness and commitment to assist veterans.”

When Scott and Alana think of DAV, three related words come to their minds: help, resources and compassion.

“DAV works tirelessly to support veterans on so many fronts,” said Scott. “The large amount of resources simply amazes me.”

Alana added, “I am overcome with gratitude every time I see a service member in uniform. We
cannot do enough for those who are willing to give their lives for our freedom. I love what DAV does in support of veterans.”


At DAV, we cherish the story of every veteran’s service and what inspires them to give back to their fellow veterans.

  • If you have created an estate gift for DAV, please let us know. We’d like to thank you through the Guardian Society, our appreciation for future gifts.
  • Legal address for estate gifts: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250; tax identification number: 31-0263158.
  • For more information, or to receive our estate planning folder, please call 1-800-216-9802 (ext. 1), email, or visit


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