Cheryl Upshaw

Chris Berti, leader of the local chapter of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, carries branches to be burned in an effort to clear th…

Melvin Jones, 98, is a veteran of World War II. 

Nancy Neeson (left) speaks with Melvin Jones. Neeson is Jones' caregiver and is helping him to get veterans benefits.

Jeff Thoeny (left) speaks with fellow combat veteran Tim Flood as they manage a burn pile in the backyard of Melvin Jones. The two are part of…

From left: Aimee Taylor, Jeff Thoeny and Tim Flood. Taylor pulls a clump of branches onto a burn pile. The branches were cut from the yard of …

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