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Harley-Davidson gives $1M to disabled-vets group


by Pam Warnke 

Harley-Davidson Inc. has donated $1 million to a group that represents injured troops.

The Disabled American Veterans group was founded in 1920 to help serve disabled veterans returning from World War I.

Today it helps veterans understand and apply for the federal benefits to which they're entitled. Its volunteers also visit wounded troops in hospitals and drive veterans to and from medical appointments.

Arthur H. Wilson is the group's chief executive. He says Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson has always represented freedom and patriotism, and it backs up its brand by supporting the troops whose sacrifices keep the nation safe.

The Harley-Davidson Foundation also gave the group $1 million in 2006.


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