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!

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About Kyle Laramie, Founder & CEO

Kyle founded Veterans Care Coordination in April 2011. As its founder and CEO of VCC, Kyle is driven by the memory of his grandfather, a World War II Veteran who unnecessarily missed out on essential VA benefits because Kyle’s family wasn’t aware of available opportunities. In recognition of his impact in leadership, Kyle was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list and St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s “100 St. Louisans to Know” in 2014. VCC was named a St. Louis Small Business Monthly “Top 20” small business and a finalist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace (2015-2022), St. Louis Business Journal Best Place to Work (2019 & 2022), and the Arcus Awards (2014). The team has served more than 14,000 Veteran clients and their families. Kyle frequently speaks on Veterans’ benefits, addressing conferences such as the Home Care Association of America and Decision Health. He is passionate about giving back and has built a charitable-minded organization that supports various philanthropic efforts.