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Veteran of the Month



Veteran of the Month: Charles Hockenberry

Charles Hockenberry

Charles Hockenberry is our March Veteran of the Month! Charles served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He worked in the photography department developing areal photographs.

Charles lives with his daughter Krista in Mars, Pennsylvania, and he has six children- three girls and three boys. All three of his sons have served in the Navy as well!

Charles also has 9 grandchildren, one being a Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard. He also has a dog named Scarlett, who he is very close with.

Charles has led a very active life. He was self- employed, the owner of Hockenberry Heating and Cooling for over 30 years before his retirement. He had a pilots license and flew a 180 Piper. He is a lover of antique cars and restored quite a few, his favorite was a 1960 Mercury convertible sedan. Now he enjoys putting together model cars and has accumulated many over the past year.

Charles, thank you for being our Veteran of the Month and thank you for your service!

If you or a loved one are considering hiring home care for a veteran, please contact the friendly staff at Veterans Care Coordination™. Call today: 1-855-380-4400

Kyle Laramie, President

President, Founder at Veterans Care Coordination
After working in the field of occupational therapy, as well as various marketing, sales and management roles for both private duty nursing and assisted living providers, Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As president and owner of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather. A World War II veteran, he unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family simply did not know about the opportunities that were available to assist him in his golden years.

Under Kyle’s leadership, Veterans Care Coordination has become one of the fastest growing senior service companies in the United States. Partnering with health care providers throughout the U.S., VCC serves more than 1000 clients in 45 states. The company currently employs more than 65 professionals.

In January 2014, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. The St. Louis Small Business Monthly also named him as one of the “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. In 2015, Kyle was selected as one of ten national finalists for the 2015 Glenn Shepard Leadership Award. In addition, in September 2013, Veterans Care Coordination was honored by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly as one of the “Top 20” small businesses in the St. Louis area, in 2014 the company was honored as a finalist for the Arcus Awards and by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for being a Top Workplace.

Kyle is an accredited claims agent by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and the Northeast Home care Conference. Kyle currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging and has been previously involved with the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. He resides in Lake St. Louis, Mo. with his wife and twin boys. In his spare time, Kyle is an avid tennis player.