Berryville native is county’s new veterans’ services officer
By Haley Schichtl
Jeff Newberry became the new Carroll County veterans’ services officer at the end of June this year.
Newberry retired in February after serving in the military for 29 years.
“I’m a veteran myself,” Newberry said. “When I’m interacting with a veteran, I try to react to them how I would want somebody to react. I’m here for them.”
Newberry is a Berryville native who graduated from Berryville High School in 1989. After traveling with the military he is happy to be back in his hometown.
“I’m home. I know everybody,” Newberry said. “A lot of people come in from other counties because they know me, I’ve worked with them.”
He assists local veterans in filing health care claims with Veterans Affairs, mostly from Carroll County but some from surrounding counties as well.
“They come in and say they have a service-connected disability or health issue, we tie it back to an event that happened in service, and basically start putting the puzzle together for the VA to say whether it’s service-connected and that leads to compensation,” Newberry said. “If they have the medical documentation I put it with it; if not, we do the paperwork and submit it to the VA.”
Carroll County Veterans Services is located inside the Carroll County Eastern District Courthouse at 210 W. Church St. in Berryville. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 8:30 to noon Thursday. Newberry can be contacted by calling 870-423-4000 or emailing email@example.com.