About Us

The mission of the Bartholomew County Veteran Services Office is to assist and help veterans and/or their family members. The office assists you in qualifying for benefits by filling out and submitting the appropriate paperwork for compensation and/or pension claims with the Regional Veteran Affairs Office in Indianapolis, Indiana. You will be treated with compassion, dignity and respect in recognition of your sacrifice and service to our nation.

Office Hours

The Bartholomew Country Veteran Services office is open to the public from 9 am - noon and from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm,  Monday through Friday. The office will be closed from noon until 1 pm each day for employee lunch.



Veteran Services Officer: Larry Garrity

Assistant Veteran Services Officer: 

Veteran Services Receptionist: Angela Walker; 9:00am-4:30pm (Lunch from 12 - 1) for setting appointments

and van rides.

Local Contacts

American Legion Post 24  

2515 25th St

Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-376-7036

AMVETS Post 509        

215 N. National Rd.

Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-371-8939

VFW Post 1987           

215 N. National Road

Columbus, IN 47201

Phone: 812-379-2791


DAV Transportation

DAV Vehicle Transport

The DAV vehicle now transports to Richard L. Roudebush VAMC Indianapolis, Indiana Monday thru Friday (except Federal Holidays). To check for available seating, you must call 72 hours before your appointment at 379-1540.

2015 Veteran Vehcile


Federal Benefits Book

Please visit the Indiana State site for a copy of Federal Benefits for Veterans.