BVA Members Seen on BBC-TV Segment
Blinded veterans visiting their sister organization in The United
Kingdom were featured on May 25 in a segment telecast by the British
The coverage, which was also uploaded to the BBC website,
included sound bites from interviews with Operation Iraqi Freedom
veteran Jeff Mittman and BVA National Treasurer Steve Beres. It was
filmed at St Dunstan’s rehabilitation and training center at Brighton.
A similar segment was done by British Forces News the same day.
The group also visited the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home of the Royal Navy and the resting place of renowned historic ships of Great Britain.
Joined by their sighted guides and seven St Dunstan’s beneficiaries,
the week of camaraderie also included a visit to Parliament, tours of
other historic sites, and recreational activities such as archery and
acoustic rifle shooting.