Over in a quiet, roomy office upstairs at the Plumas County Veterans Service Office in the courthouse annex near Feather River College, Jimmy LaPlante and his assistant Kyle Short are very busy advocating for veterans and helping service personnel access a wide range of benefits and programs that can make life a great deal easier.
County employees and veterans themselves, Veterans Service Officer LaPlante and Veterans Service Representative Short take great pride in their jobs. The ringing phones are proof there is plenty of need for the expertise that they provide.
“There are a lot of veterans who don’t want to ask for anything,” LaPlante said, hanging up the phone after fielding another call. “They think others may be worse off than they are and need help more, so they don’t want to come in to find out about the services that are offered.
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