WWII veteran denied move from Minnesota to California

Jun 3, 2015 2:50 PM by News Staff, Photo: KARE

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A 99-year-old World War II veteran who wants to move from a Minnesota veterans' home to one in California is frustrated by a state law that requires six months of residency first.

George Vandersluis grew up in Minneapolis and eventually settled in Fresno, California, where he raised his sons after the war. He returned to Minnesota after suffering a heart attack eight years ago to live in a Veterans Affairs facility in Hastings.

His daughter-in-law tells KARE-TV that Vandersluis wants to be near his family in California. But she says the new veterans' home in Fresno won't put him on a waiting list until he's established residency.

A spokesman for the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis didn't immediately respond to a Wednesday request from The Associated Press for comment.


Information from: KARE-TV

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