WWII Veteran (99 year old Pearl Harbor survivor) Denied Move From Minnesota to California
This is disgraceful. There was no residency requirement at Pearl Harbor. He should be allowed to live in any VA facility he wants in this country.
A 99-year-old World War II veteran who wants to move from a Minnesota veterans’ home to one in California is frustrated by a state law that requires six months of residency first.
George Vandersluis grew up in Minneapolis and eventually settled in Fresno, California, where he raised his sons after the war. He returned to Minnesota after suffering a heart attack eight years ago to live in a Veterans Affairs facility in Hastings.
His daughter-in-law says that Vandersluis wants to be near his family in California. But she says the new veterans’ home in Fresno won’t put him on a waiting list until he’s established residency.