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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today joined calls from New Hampshire veterans for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove Dr. Mayo-Smith from his leadership role at the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1):
DURHAM — Ed Perkins balked when a group from Northeast Passage playing sled hockey on the rink at Strawbery Banke asked if he wanted to try it out.
“I said ‘hell no, I can’t do that’ and I walked away,” Perkins, 69, recalled this week.
The Navy veteran, who served during Vietnam, had a career as a journalist after he left the military. He retired and lived aboard a boat for six years, until a non-service related cervical spinal cord injury got so bad he could no longer get around.
“It got to the point I couldn’t walk from the house to the car,” Perkins said.