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Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Benton County Iowa

Benton County - Veterans Affairs

Toni Parizek, Director (Army, OIF)


We had a great turn out for our Ruck March this past weekend, 3 June 2017!  Thank you to all who braved the heat and walked with us, we really hope that we helped spread the word that day about how to end Veterans Suicide.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner

The Benton County Veterans Affairs Office hours are 8am-4:30pm.  Walk-Ins are always welcome, although it is encouraged to make an appointment to ensure that I am in the office.

M-F 8am-4:30pm

303 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-3150
(319) 472-4260


Mary Lee Summy, Chairman (Air Force)

Monica Becker, Secretary (Army)

Michael Silhanek (Army)


Benton County Veterans Affairs assists Veterans and their dependents:

  • Obtaining VA Medical Care - Health care and medications.
  • Compensation - Monthly benefit for injury incurred or aggravated by service (No time limit).
  • Pension - Income based financial assistance programs for veterans.
  • Applying to the Iowa Veterans Home and nursing home care.
  • Military Records - obtaining and upgrading.
  • Burial Benefits and Grave Markers.
  • Educational Benefits.
  • Home Loan Benefits.
  • Maintain Grave Registrations for all persons who served in the military of the United States whose mortal remains rest in Benton County, Iowa
  • Emergency Assistance.

For Additional Information please refer to the National Veterans Affairs website:

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