Town of Ledyard Veterans Representative

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The town’s Veteran’s Representative is here to assist Veterans and their dependents in various areas including education, reemployment, rehabilitation, and referral services.  

Town of Ledyard – Veterans Representative 

David Nelson

For appointments please contact Kristen Chapman at 860-464-3222

Mr. Nelson joined the Navy on May 28, 2001 and served 17+ years on submarines.  Mr. Nelson served in the following Commands; USS Memphis SSN 691, Naval Submarine School, USS Norfolk SSN714, Submarine Learning Center and USS Pittsburgh.  David moved to Ledyard in 2014 and is an active member of the community as a coach for Baseball, Football, and Basketball as well as Scout Leader/Master.   Mr. Nelson joined the VFW in 2019 where he is very active in his post and was selected as the District Commander for 2022/2023.  David is committed to serving the Veteran community in Gales Ferry/Ledyard.

State of Connecticut Veteran Benefit Information

CT State Benefits Overview

Connecticut Department of Labor Office for Veterans Workforce Development

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

CT 2-1-1 List of Veterans Benefits and Organizations

Apply for Veterans Flag on CT ID or License

Apply for CT War Time Service Medal

Connecticut Department of Veteran Affairs 

1-866-9CT-VETS (1-866-928-8387)

Federal Veteran Benefit Information

VA Health Care

Veterans Benefits Administration

Burial and Memorials 

GI Bill Education

Veterans Crisis Line 

The Veterans Crisis Line number is new, but the support is the same. And you don’t have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect. To call, Dial 988 then Press 1. Chat online at Text 838255.

RSVP Veterans' Coffeehouse 

TVCCA's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosts Veterans Coffeehouses in multiple locations, most recently adding a location in Ledyard, CT.  Meet and socialize with other veterans and receive information about veterans' benefits and services.

Click Here for a list of meeting locations