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Updated: 01/29/2014 09:54:02AM

Venice resident named

state Veteran of the Year

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Delta Company of the Vietnam Brotherhood and member Van “Spooky” Carter, ” a Venice resident, both received awards for the work on behalf of veterans and veterans' issues.

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Bill “Buff” Martin, commanding officer of Delta Company with the group’s Organization of the Year Award and Venice resident Van “Spooky” Carter with his Veteran of the Year Award.

By AL HEMINGWAY

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When Venice’s Van “Spooky” Carter heard in 1998 that a new Vietnam Veteran’s group was forming in Charlotte County, he decided to check it out. Through the efforts of men like Gene “Geno” Chenault and Dan “Six Gun” Douglas, Delta Company of the Vietnam Brotherhood was born.

Little did Carter know that his efforts would help attract many more people and would earn him this year one of the top state honors that a veteran can get.

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