Charles Taylor & The Franklin VA Outpatient Clinic Saga!

Here is the contuineing saga of Charles Taylor and the New VA Outpatient Clinic in Macon County! I hate to say I told ya so but, I told ya so. I knew it would not open this year and was just a political ploy!

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FRANKLIN, NC, Jun 23 - WNC Representative Charles Taylor announced today that a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide needed care to veterans west of Asheville. The new CBOC – which will be opened in the Town of Franklin – is part of a comprehensive plan by Rep. Taylor to modernize health care facilities in Western North Carolina. Rep. Taylor made the announcement at American Legion Post 108 in Franklin today, surrounded by elected officials, community leaders and veterans from across the region.

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From:
daniel.l.siler@us.army.mil [mailto: daniel.l.siler@us.army.mil]

Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 4:34 AM
To: Williams, James R. ASHVAMC
Subject: Franklin Outpatient Clinic
Importance: High

Dear,Mr. Williams..... I am the VSO for Robbinsville,NC. I have been asked to inquire as to just when & where services will be made avaiable for veterans at the proposed Franklin ,NC clinic. We keep getting all kinds on conflicting reports out west here and would just like to know for sure about it's schedule. I appericate all your help.Please reply by e mail if possibe.
Sincerely & Respectfully.

Dan Siler-Joint Veterans Advocate/PAO
Graham Co.Veterans Advocacy & Recruiting Center

NOTE: THE VFW REP TO TAYLORS ADVISORY BOARD REPORTED AT A VFW MEETING DURING THE LAST WEEK IN JULY THAT THE VA WOULD HAVE PHARMACY AND OTHER SERVICES STARTED AROUND SEPT-OCT 2006.

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RECEIVED AUGUST 09,2006- MY ARMY.MIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN DOWN.

From: "Williams, James R. ASHVAMC"
To: daniel.l.siler@us.army.mil
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 10:23:14 -0400

Subject: RE: Franklin Outpatient Clinic

Mr. Siler, the announcement to open a community based clinic in Franklin, NC was made on June 26, 2006. Our medical center promptly formed a workgroup to develop plans to activate this clinic. We expect the clinic to possibly open sometimes in 2007. Thanks for your inquiry.

Jim Williams
Public Affairs Officer
Asheville VA Medical Center

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Sounds like old "CRS" Charles just cannot get the story right! Possibly opening sometime in 07 is one heck of a far cry from Sept-Oct of this year! I will even go as far as to even predict that it will be a privatetized system when it does ever open.

Also, as all of you here at Blue NC have always stressed with me to be accurate in my reporting , Then let's give the credit to those whom credit is due!

A "Thank You", go's out to Franklin American Legion Post #108 and Past Commander Larry White & it's membership for doing ALL of the footwork to make this clinic possible! "Great Job fellow Legionnaires!"

"Chuck Taylor DID NOT make this happen, Your Post did it!"

"Also ,A special THANK YOU to the retired Major General from Franklin who DONATED the building & the Land for the facility"! "Sir,Your fellow Brother & Sister Veterans appericate you!"

Taylor made the statement that this clinic would have the possibility to assist around 3,200 veterans. If he had of stepped in when he should have and helped to keep the politics out of this deal and gotten it located in Cherokee County,NC where it was origanaly planned then somewhere around 8000 or more vets would have been assisted!

Comments

Dan

I'm glad you're keeping your foot on Chuck's neck. He is a squirmer for sure and will get away with everything but murder, trying to claim credit for doing nothing except coasting behind the hard work of others.

Keep it up, old man.

A

PS I can get away with saying that because I am an old man myself. :)

Dan

I saw a story about more VA records being leaked somewhere, know anything about it?

Is this the old story, or a new one? I saw the words "more" and "again" on my google search.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Sure do Robert.......

It is a lot worse than thought to, I had to make a report to the post on it tonight.Plus there were a lot they tried to keep outta the press. I have the info compiled but it is 3 48 am right now so I am going to bed but I will have it posted sometime today. I am so sleepy if I tried to report in now my report would look like this; Well,Today i kiashioautycft7t8gd. So I will get a bit of sleep.