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Claire is the widow of Vietnam Veteran USAF Richard Dick who passed on in 2010 of a service-connected illness due to Agent Orange Exposure. After years of being his caretaker she is currently the primary caretaker of her late husband’s 98-year-old mother. She has two children and a grandchild. She is a retired school counselor and living on the Shoshone-Paiute Reservation.

She’s a Southwest Region Member-At-Large. Claire has served as National Vice President, Board of Directors - Membership/Outreach Committee- 2020, Region Vice President two years, Region President two years, Government Relations Committee. Served as one of the contributors on Written/Oral Testimony before the Joint Senate and House Committees on Veteran’s Affairs.

Organizations and Affiliations: AISA- National Chair, Duck Valley Veterans Memorial Project, Owyhee Health Board - Vice Chair, Kessler/Keener Foundation Board, American Legion Post 48. Events: Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Parades, Military Celebrations, Playing Brigadier Gen. Butterfield’s “Taps” on the bugle at military funerals when called upon.

Claire is excited and looking forward to the future by welcoming new members and advocating for GSW benefits.

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses. Copyright © 2021.

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