New Kearney County Veterans Service Officer Phil Heun is working to help veterans and their families secure VA benefits and navigate state and federal benefit programs. His armed services experience and familiarity with the area will be an asset to those he serves in his new role.
Heun was born in Cozad, raised in Lexington, and graduated from Kearney High School. He joined the Navy in December 1992 with plans to see the world. After 24 years of active duty service including several overseas tours, he and his family found their way back to the area settling in Minden in January 2018.
He was appointed Kearney County VSO on March 23, 2020. Entering the position during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic required some adapting to complete the necessary training.
see September 9 Courier for full story