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Summit County Fiscal Office launches a new program for veteran identification cards to be used instead of the paper DD-214 form. U.S. Marines veteran Duane Matthews of New Franklin was one of the recipients who took advantage of the program Tuesday. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
U.S. Navy and Army veteran Glenn Ray of Akron was all smiles while purchasing a veteran identification card from the Summit County Fiscal Office. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Summit County Fiscal Office Director of Recording Dyann James serves the line of veterans on hand to purchase veteran identification cards. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristin Scalise is thanked by U.S. Army veteran Jerry Hill and his wife Jackie Hill after Jerry purchased his new veteran identification card. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
From the porch behind my uncle’s house, I watched my dad shoot a silver handgun at a makeshift target. The series of bullets scattered wood debris as they struck the base of an old oak at the forest’s edge.