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3 hrs ago | KFVS12

Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide

The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Life, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

4 hrs ago | Birder's World

In new book, a wounded war veteran finds his - reason for being' in birds

In 1990, while serving in the Persian Gulf War in Kuwait, an accident caused a traumatic brain injury and internal wounds.

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8 hrs ago | MLive.com

Military veteran group lands in Muskegon County offering free storm and flood damage cleanup

A team of military veterans arrived in Muskegon County this week to help victims of recent storm and flood damage.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Muskegon County, MI, Natural Disasters, Life, Flood, Non-Profit

10 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter

War veteran 'down on his luck' sentenced to one year in jail for Redwood City bank robbery

An unemployed 55-year-old war veteran who robbed a Redwood City bank in January was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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Related Topix: Redwood City, CA, Life, San Mateo County, CA, Boulder Creek, CA

15 hrs ago | Juan Cole

An Int'l Trail of Death and Heartbreak: How the Bush Wars came home with the Vets

After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America's biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.

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Related Topix: Life, Fort Bragg, NC, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Public Radio

You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class

Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated.

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York Press

Plea to give York war veteran a fitting send-off

FRIENDS and former servicemen and women across York are being urged to give a suitable send-off to a Normandy Veteran and Royal British Legion stalwart who has died, aged 91. Widower Reg Clemmett, a founder member and former president of the Legion's Fulford branch, had only a few family members, and his only son Peter feared only a handful of ... (more)

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SanLuisObispo.com

State veterans affairs official holds talk at Cuesta College

Peter J. Gravett, secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs , has several messages for local military veterans: Pursue benefits.

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Related Topix: Life, San Luis Obispo County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

NBC29

Charlottesville Police Investigate Home Invasion, Stabbing

A 92-year-old World War II Veteran who lives in Charlottesville is being recognized for his work in the community.

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Swindon Advertiser

Lifelong seafarer is awarded Arctic Star

Front left, Cyril Bartlett, the founder of the Swindon Sea Cadets, who has been presented with the Arctic Star, with Rear Admiral Wilkinson behind and Richard Jagger, right THE founder of Swindon Sea Cadets, Cyril Bartlett, has been awarded an Arctic Star medal in recognition of his service to his country.

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Deming Headlight

Leeanna Rossi: Helping after disasters good for veterans

It all started with a natural disaster taking place half way around the world and being played out on TV here in the states for Team Rubicon to be born.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Life, Opinion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Philly.com

Former cop and veteran shot in the face by stray bullet

A 66-year-old Vietnam veteran, former cop, former prison warden and former Darby Borough Council president was shot in the face by a stray bullet while he was driving on the streets of Chester Monday afternoon.

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Navy Times

Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Frazier Glenn Miller, appears at his arraignment April 15 in New Century, Kan.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Life

Patch.com

Vintage Huey Helicopter Finds Home at Veterans Museum in Holmdel

Vietnam War veterans gathered Tuesday to witness a 1964 Huey helicopter being trucked up the hill of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation's Museum & Educational Center in Holmdel.

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Related Topix: Holmdel, NJ, Life, Wyckoff, NJ, World News, Vietnam, Little Silver, NJ

Greenwich Citizen

Veterans clinics approved for NH's North Country

New Hampshire's U.S. senators say the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of two health care sites in Colebrook and Berlin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Life

Tri-cityherald.com

Operation Comfort strives to help vets 'reinvent their dreams'

Wounded Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans Gabe Monreal, Yancy Baer and Chris Rosebrock set off March 31, 2014, from Da Nang, Vietnam on a six-day, 320-mile cycling trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return to Vietnam for the first time since the war, but cannot afford to make the trip.

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Related Topix: Life, World News, Vietnam, Iraq, Middle East, US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, US Navy

The Charlotte Observer

Veterans bike through Vietnam to help heal wounds of war

Wounded Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans Gabe Monreal and Yancy Baer bicycle through central Vietnam as part of a recent six-day, 320-mile trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return for the first time since the war, but cannot afford to make the trip.

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Related Topix: Life, World News, Vietnam, US Military, Brooke Army Medical Center, US Army, Corpus Christi, TX

This is Wiltshire

Edington villager features in BBC2's Great British Menu

This year's programme marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with the chefs given the task of preparing dishes evoking the wartime spirit to honour the bravery shown throughout the Second World War.

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Detroit Free Press

Iraq war vet accused of killing neighbor over dog to face murder charges

An Iraq war veteran will be in court today, charged with open murder in the shooting of his neighbor over a dispute about a dog.

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Freshnews

A War Veteran Must Choose: Try to Restore America's Values and Risk...

What would an unlikely hero risk to save America? Will he sit idly by while the nation slides a little further into chaos with each passing day? Or will he live up to the oath he took to defend the nation against all enemies, both foreign and domestic? That's the tough dilemma the protagonist is about to face in Mike and Steve Little's Veterans Day ... (more)

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