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, Granger has put forward his name for nomination as the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) candidate for the general elections, due in 2011.The recent meeting was aimed at learning about veterans’ concerns and developing a cooperative approach to improving the lives and livelihood of former members of the Army in the long term.Granger, a member of the Guyana Legion, is the author of the book “Guyana’s Military Veterans” in which he calls for the institutionalization of the post-service administrative arrangements for ex-soldiers. Most soldiers and non-commissioned officers are required to retire after only twenty years of military service while still in their early 40s and as a result, some have found it difficult to be re-employed.The ex-GDF Association, the Guyana Legion and the Guyana Veterans Foundation are the main veterans’ organizations locally.Granger is currently in the USA on a one-week visit to meet PNCR members in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.The visit, which was planned several weeks ago,cheap nfl jerseys china
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