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1 hr ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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

19 hrs ago | 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

Jacksonville Daily News

Walking Dead marches one last time

Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment marched together for the last time during the unit's deactivation ceremony on Friday, but Commanding Officer Lt.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, Life

ABC News

VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads

Judging by candidates' ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America's veterans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Bruce Braley

The Washington Post

5A VA employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process

What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That's a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Drugs

KKTV

Eastern Colorado VA resumes surgeries

The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System resumed surgical procedures Thursday.

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Lewistown Sentinel

VA scandal still leaves much to be explained

It will come as no surprise to those who watch the government closely that the Department of Veterans Affairs has concluded it was not responsible for the deaths of veterans kept waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital.

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Related Topix: Life

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Detroit Free Press

State of Michigan can be sued over death of WWII vet at vets home

The state can be sued over the death of a World War II veteran with dementia who was attacked after wandering into another man's room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

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CBS Local

Texas Abuzz About Possible Perry-Cruz 2016 Battle

Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Rick Perry speak to the media during a press conference at the front gate of Fort Hood about Iraq War veteran Ivan Lopez, who killed three and wounded 16 before taking his own life on April 4, 2014 in Fort Hood, Texas.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Texas, Texas Government, Rick Perry, US Governors, Life, Fort Hood, TX

Army Times

Alabama VA employee accused of sexually abusing patient

A Veterans Affairs Southeast Network employee who works at the Tuskegee VA medical center and was charged with sexual abuse of a veteran patient in February is still receiving a paycheck.

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Related Topix: Life, Tuskegee, AL

Post and Courier

3 people, including victim's granddaughter, charged in assault on disabled Rock Hill veteran

Ben Patrick Smith, 41, of Charlotte ; Kaylan Elaine Whiteside, 21, of Rock Hill; and Wolfgang William Liewald, 32, of Rock Hill; are each charged with attempted robbery and burglary in the home invasion robbery of a disabled veteran in Rock Hill.

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Related Topix: Rock Hill, SC, York County, SC, Life

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Wisconsin Civil War veteran will be posthumously h...

A Wisconsin war veteran from long ago will be honored, over 150 years after his heroics helped shaped the outcome of the Civil War.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Kind, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, History in the News, Delafield, WI

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Sheffield Star

Sheffield World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

He fought through a world war, rose through the ranks of policing, and even survived deadly Spanish flu as a child... The great-grandfather-of-seven's extraordinary century has included brushes with death not just during World War Two - when he encountered victims of the Belsen concentration camp - but also as a little boy.

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Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Life, Natural Disasters, Epidemic, Cheshire County, England,

CNews

Shooter at Virginia base was Iraq war veteran

The U.S. Army on Wednesday identified the soldier who fatally shot herself at a Virginia base this week as Sergeant First Class Paula Walker, an Iraq war veteran.

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Related Topix: Life, US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Lee, Yonkers, NY

The Daily Caller

Philadelphia VA Depicts Vets As 'Oscar The Grouch'

A slideshow presented to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees ahead of a Wednesday town hall meeting depicted veterans as the garbage can-dwelling Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch - a characterization that some say perpetuates the negative stereotype that veterans are hostile and angry.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, The Grouch, Caroll Spinney, Life, US News, Conservative Political News

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