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Documentary on C.O. veterans service officer to be shown


MediaSeam, Inc., and the National Veterans Rights Association (NVRA), Inc., are proud to announce that their documentary film, “Stu Steinberg,” will be shown at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival on November 10 at the Avalon Theater in Portland.

Stu is a well-known veterans service officer in Central Oregon who has assisted more than 1,000 veterans, veterans’ dependents and active-duty military personnel since 2005. He helps veterans and their dependents with claims for benefits from the VA, record corrections petitions, and discharge upgrades.

He also assists active duty military personnel with Medical Evaluation Boards and Physical Evaluation Boards, as well as with issues related to retired pay. Stu is also a founder of Central Oregon Veterans Outreach.

His book, “This Is What Hell Looks Like,” describing his 27 months of service at Dugway Proving Grounds and in Vietnam as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal specialist, is being published by Fonthill Media, a British military history publisher.

Two years ago, MediaSeam came to Oregon to film a documentary about Stu and six of the veterans he has helped over the years. All of these veterans are residents of Oregon and five of them live in Central Oregon.

The film came about after NVRA founder John Everding heard Stu being interviewed on National Public Radio in 2009 and tracked him down. After John discovered the extent and breadth of Stu’s work, he mentioned this to MediaSeam personnel, who then decided that they should come to Oregon to make the film.

The film is both a powerful and poignant reflection of the work Stu does, as well as the stories of how veterans try to return to normal life after being in combat and their struggles with the VA prior to having Stu take over their benefits claims cases. Stu can be contacted at 541-604-0963. More about the film can be seen at

About the National Veterans Rights Association: The National Veterans Rights Association (NVRA) is dedicated to helping our forgotten heroes by offering them the assistance and guidance they need to achieve a better life.

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