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Bettencourt Talks With Local Vets

Mayoral candidate Ted Bettencourt met with local veterans this week to discuss how the city might better serve and support them.

Mayoral hopeful Ted Bettencourt met with Peabody veterans last night to discuss how the city can better serve and support men and women in uniform.

Bettencourt commends existing veterans groups within the city for supporting local vets and their families and says he hopes to expand on those efforts.

"We owe them [veterans] an enormous debt. There are many different ways that communities can step up to repay that debt,” said Bettencourt in a press statement.

He did not highlight any specific ways to do that, however, going on to note that the Peabody Veterans Council, which represents 10 veterans organizations in Peabody, discussed various issues related to reintegrating into society and the transition of retiring from the the military.

The roundtable of veterans included WWII veteran Tony Pimenta, Peabody Veterans Council President Ray Silva, Vietnam War veteran retired Brigadier Gen. Al Mangone, Vietnam vets brothers George and Ed Grenier, Iraqi War soldier Kyle Grenier (Ed's son), Firefighter and Bosnian War vet Stephen Pellegrini, past Co-Presidents of the Army National Guard Family Support Group Debra and Michael Ryan, and Lt. Robert Dunne and his wife Beverley, a School Committee member. Dunne recently returned from a year deployment in Iraq.

Joseph Maio January 09, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Ya someone ask Eddie low life Bettencourt about these videos in Bed With Winona realty aka Richard Marchese you tube links here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQoecRUOvGc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1TeAQiOrs0 I guess Fitzy was telling the truth when he ran against him. This is how the Mayor of Peabody Treats a retired Boston special needs teacher. Hey Bettencourt I will call write and call my way all the way to the President of the U.S. If I have to. I will expose You. I will bang on every door till I am heard. I will not go away till you do the job of the people not line your pockets at the expense of the public.

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