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20 min ago | LA Daily News
An Iraq War veteran said to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder was ordered today to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a 73-year-old man in Reseda and wounded his 61-year-old wife injured. Ricardo Javier Tapia, 33, of Reseda, is charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder.
4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog
In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans seen at the post-deployment clinic of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System found that 62 percent of military personnel reported getting sunburned while deployed abroad, including cases of skin blistering. In addition, 29 percent noted a change in the color, shape or size of their moles since being deployed to tropical zones, but only 4 percent reported receiving a skin examination from a physician since deployment.
8 hrs ago | KRON 4
Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.
11 hrs ago | KFVS12
A close, unlikely friendship between a preschooler and a World War II veteran, who were neighbors, has survived one of them moving away. The prescription for lonely is just 16 miles away, and during their play date they didn't miss a beat.
15 hrs ago | The Washington Post
President Obama's push to hire military veterans for jobs across the government is fueling resentment in federal offices, as longtime civil servants and former troops on the other side of the cubicle increasingly question each other's competence and qualifications. With veterans moving to the head of the hiring queue in the biggest numbers in a generation, there's growing bitterness on both sides, according to dozens of interviews with federal employees.
DEMOCRAT SETH MOULTON'S defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on schedule. The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees , was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party.
Church is usually a time for prayer, reflection and community, but this morning Seabe Gavin Junior made church even more special for his mother. A representative from U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly's office had four medals to present the late veteran's wife, earned for his time in the Navy.
The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
A DECORATED war veteran has made copies of his published works available for free, via his website, in order to reach a wider audience. Steve Stevens, 95, of Worthing, was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross for valour, for his part in operations over the Balkans in the Second World War.
On September 11, 2001, Jimmy's brother was killed in the north tower. Years later he writes a letter to his friend Tommy whose own brother was killed in Iraq.
A WAR veteran, who risked his life to deliver supplies to Soviet Russia during the Second World War, has finally been recognised by the country. Roy Dykes joined around 50 other veterans who served on the Arctic Convoy Missions in the Royal Navy from 1941 to 1945, to receive the Ushakov medal in London.
A court appearance is a bother for many people, but for Garry Glasper, it was a new lease on life. Glasper, 64, had eight outstanding traffic infractions and two unpaid fines from a pair of old misdemeanors.
Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup believes President Obama is playing "word games" on how to deal with the terror group ISIS.
From left are Gunner, the ROTC bear; the Pisgah High School mascot bear; ROTC Cadet Julie Minervini; ROTC Chief Tom Long; and Paul Willis. World War II veteran, Paul Willis, 95, of Canton, was honored during Armed Forces Night during the pre-game show Friday, Sept.
Veterans Affairs acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testifies Aug. 24 on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Assistant Inspector General John Daigh is at right.
An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee. Former Veterans Affairs employee Neil Moore pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:06 pm
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