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Legendary Veteran Advocate, Gordon P. Erspamer’s Living Memory Fund

Released 2/21/14 | Tags:

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of legendary veteran advocate and long-time NVLSP ally, Gordon P. Erspamer, being recently diagnosed with inoperable Glioblastoma, one of the most deadly and aggressive forms of brain cancer. Undoubtedly one of the most dedicated and accomplished legal advocates for the rights of United States veterans, Gordy has tirelessly fought  on behalf of thousands of disabled veterans in numerous lawsuits over the past three decades.

When asked about Gordy, NVLSP Joint Executive Director, Ron Abrams, told a reporter, “He bored into their sanctum of sanctums, their holy places. It exposed the VA to congressmen, senators, the public. For that, he should be in the hall of fame of people who have tried to help veterans.”

Now Gordy is asking his friends and colleagues to contribute to the "Gordon P. Erspamer Living Memory Fund" in his honor.

Click here to view Gordy's acceptance speech for NVLSP's Outstanding Public Service Award presented in November, 2013.  

A message from Gordy and his wife, Trish Bare:

“Trish and I appreciate everyone’s attention and care.  We do have one request.  Rather than spend money on flowers to cheer us, we ask that you make donations to Swords to Plowshares or National Veterans Legal Services Program, which is to be used to provide legal representation and advocacy for disabled veterans and their survivors.”

In the dedication field, please indicate that your donation is in honor of the “Gordon P. Erspamer Living Memory Fund.”

Online donations can be made here

Donations can also be sent by mail to:

Attn: Development

National Veterans Legal Services Program

P.O. Box 65762

Washington, DC 20035

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