In spite of our attempted April Intervention in San Francisco at the NOVA conference, good friend and budding attorney Ben Krause tied the knot with Gretchen Prater. We will hold a minute of silence for Ben this coming Sunday at 1200 hrs (L) on the Left Coast in mourning. Everyone please face towards Minneapolis during the tribute. Candles are optional.
Having now consumed the most poisonous substance on earth (wedding cake), we collectively wonder if Ben will be hyphenating his name to celebrate this momentous event. While I abhor the practice of conjoining names with a hyphen, it is becoming all the rage. Benjamin Krause-Prater. That ought to look good on a CAVC brief. You can see his new nickname from afar even now.
No, in all seriousness, we wish Ben and Gretchen the very best. Since he’ll soon be needing a lot more money to operate his larger household, we hope to soon be sending him lots of disgruntled Veterans with a VA axe to grind. If you or someone you know has been irreparably harmed by the VA Justice system (pun intended), we’ll be handing you his name, rank, airspeed, tail number and last known heading.
Ben also owns and operates the Disabledveterans.org website and is an invaluable resource for beleaguered Veterans. I have a special place in my heart for fellow Air Force Veterans. Why walk (or parachute, march or sail) when you can just fly there? Some Vets failed to think that through before they signed up.