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Military families who lost a hero in combat sought

Staff Report

The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is asking for help locating immediate family members who have lost a Nevadan in combat. Immediate family members include a spouse, father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter.

The NDVS wants to make sure these family members are invited to the soon-to-be dedicated memorial to Nevada’s fallen.

The family members may be eligible to receive travel reimbursement to attend the upcoming dedication ceremony.

The dedication ceremony for Battle Born: Memorial to Nevada’s Fallen Military will take place Nov. 9 at the Nevada State Archives and Library Building, 100 N. Stewart St. in Carson City. The 9 a.m. reception will be followed by the ceremony at 10 a.m.

NDVS is offering travel reimbursement for up to two people per family for round-trip airfare from Las Vegas to Reno, with shuttle to and from the ceremony. NDVS is also offering fuel reimbursement if travel is more than 75 miles from the ceremony in Carson City.

The offer for travel reimbursement is for immediate family of a Nevada military member killed in combat.

To be eligible, reimbursement must be pre-approved. The deadline to make the request is Aug. 31.

The memorial will contain the names of 894 Nevadans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and defending our nation.

This memorial’s intent is to recognize and honor each and every one of these courageous fallen warriors.

For information or to request reimbursement, contact retired Command Sgt. Major Alan Callanan at 775-321-4779, or email him at