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News on Veteran Affairs continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

2 hrs ago | WLWT-TV Cincinnati

86-year-old veteran attacked in hospital parking lot

REPORTING LIVE, ALISON MONTOYA, WLWT NEWS 5. AN 86-YEAR-OLD MAN ATTACKED IN A PARKING LOT OF A HOSPITAL AFTER VISITING HIS WIFE.

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6 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Iraq veteran U.S. Rep. Duckworth announces pregnancy

The Hoffman Estates Democrat, Iraq veteran and double amputee is breaking the news this morning on NBC's "Today" in a segment describing how four amputees who came home from the Iraq War are now pregnant at the same time.

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Related Topix: Life, Hoffman Estates, IL

10 hrs ago | KOB-TV New Mexico

VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families.

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Related Topix: Life, Albuquerque, NM

14 hrs ago | Harwich and Manningtree Standard

War veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

A FORMER signalman whose war stories include being captured and interrogated before escaping with a broken arm has celebrated his 100th birthday.

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17 hrs ago | The Review

Veteran to receive new tombstone

An East Liverpool veteran who died while serving in an elite Army unit will receive a new tombstone at Riverview Cemetery on Thursday-just 11 days after the 70th anniversary of his death in southern France.

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Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH, France, Europe, World News, Life

Sun Aug 31, 2014

NBC29

Military Veterans Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in the Woods

Labor Day weekend celebrations are underway and in Madison County, one group has a different approach to enjoying their long weekend.

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MilitaryCity.com

DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

Soldiers prepare slides with blood samples for testing during a training exercise.

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Instapundit.com

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: Armed & dangerous: 89-year-old...

The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

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Related Topix: Life, Palm Beach County, FL

The Wichita Eagle

Homeless veterans in Kansas City get place to hang their hats

Grant Garrison and George Turner are a generation apart and fought in different wars, but they recently found themselves in about the same situation.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Home Listing, Home, Life

Mirror.co.uk

Brave 91-year-old war veteran who saved up to pay for OWN funeral has hopes dashed

James Graham is told to stump up an extra A 600 for burial but said: "I could dig it myself, I was in the trenches" A war veteran fears he will no longer be able to afford to be buried alongside his loved ones after being told costs have almost doubled because he has moved house.

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Related Topix: Life, Death Care

Windsor Beacon

Pricey VA wind turbines remain idle

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs , even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative, Life, Sundance Film Festival

Watertown Daily Times

10th Mountain Division veteran, 89, stars in national Tide commercial

A World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division is the star of a national commercial for Tide laundry detergent that will air starting this weekend.

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Related Topix: Life, San Marino, CA

Sat Aug 30, 2014

KYTX-TV News

War Veteran honored with Kiepersol bourbon named in his honor

When all other Seminole students were headed to their first day of school on Monday, one little boy was sent home because his hair was too long.

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Related Topix: Life, Seminole, TX, Austin, TX

Post and Courier

New wheelchair means freedom for Korean War veteran

The four little dogs who keep Korean War veteran Julius Oliver company in his West Ashley apartment were jumping all over him as he tested out his new electric wheelchair Saturday afternoon.

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Washington Times

St. Louis cop suspended for old YouTube video; officer critical of Obama

A 35-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department who'd been assigned to duty in Ferguson suddenly retired this week over a YouTube video, it was reported Saturday as activists conducted another march through the strife-torn town pleading for God "to even the score."

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Post and Courier

Patriots Point helicopter brings Vietnam vet face to face with war traumas

On April 21, 1967, Tinley was part of a group of young Marines sent to reinforce the Que Son District of Vietnam.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Summerville, SC, Life, Goose Creek, SC

Patch.com

Time Running Out to Apply for Gulf Veteran Bonus

Pennsylvania veterans who served in the Persian Gulf have one year left to apply for a conflict bonus, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs announced Friday.

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WTVY Dothan

Veterans Affairs Mobile Unit Coming To Wiregrass In September

Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center staff members across the region along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans and active duty service members in the following counties during the month of September: Sept.

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, Life, Crenshaw County, AL, Luverne, AL, Coffee County, AL

Washington Times

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.

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Related Topix: Life, US Military, Fort Bragg, US Army, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Fort Bragg, NC, Hope Mills, NC, Fayetteville, NC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Inside Bay Area

East Bay Stand Down 2014 is Sept. 11-14 in Pleasanton

Pre-registration for volunteers ends Wednesday for East Bay Stand Down 2014, a four-day event at the Alameda County Fairgrounds where homeless, needy and displaced military veterans receive services ranging from haircuts and dental care to help finding a job and a place to live.

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Related Topix: Pleasanton, CA, Life, Dublin, CA, Danville, CA

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