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2 hrs ago | Wausau Daily Herald

War-years military suicide rate higher than believed

Rates of suicide in the military were slightly worse during the war years than what the Pentagon previously reported, according to new calculations released by Defense Department officials Friday.

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Thu Apr 24, 2014

Yahoo!

NZ Anzac Day crowd delights WWII veteran

The Anzac Day march is getting harder for New Zealand World War II veteran Ben Russell, but one look at the crowds makes it extra satisfying.

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Chelmsfordweeklynews.co.uk

War veterans' support group set up

A UNIQUE group has been set-up to devise ways to help and support soldiers, and their families, after they have left the army.

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New York Daily News

Korean War veteran to be reunited with wartime love letter

From an army base in Japan back in November 1951, Gilles LeBlanc poured his heart into a letter to his girlfriend in Toronto.

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WHJJ-AM Providence

Lynch Announces Run for RI Congressional Seat

Former Marine and political newcomer Cormick Lynch has kicked off his campaign for the Rhode Island congressional seat now held by Democratic Rep. David Cicilline The war in Iraq veteran didn't mention Cicilline by name as he blasted the state's congressional delegation and President Barack Obama for Rhode Island's highest unemployment rate in the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Democrat, Life, Barack Obama

Sydney Morning Herald

'What are those medals for?' ask Vietnam veteran's grandchildren

He watched with pride as his father Derrick, who for four years during World War II was a prisoner on the Burma Railway, marched with his mates.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

Journal Gazette

Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care

Sen. John McCain, middle, R-AZ, speaks and Sen. Jeff Flake, right, R-AZ, listens as they join military veterans and local politicians for a news conference PHOENIX - U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments.

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Related Topix: Jeff Flake, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, John McCain, Senator Jeff Flake, Life

Click2Houston

Veterans languish, die on a VA's secret list

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.

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News Shopper

'I was shot five times but I'm no hero' - says Bromley war veteran

Colonel Keith Barker led a more normal life after the Second World War. But his memories remain, and a trip to Cafe Gondree with his wife cemented a war that would never leave him.

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Daily Mail

Meet the dog trained to sniff out killer disease that wipes out hives

Chinatown's American Dream: Meet the migrant workers who sleep packed into tiny $9-a-night New York cubicles, while families share meals in a space the size of a cupboard Heartbroken mother sues FedEx for $100M amid claims the delivery truck that slammed into a bus killing her teenage daughter and nine others could have been on fire BEFORE the ... (more)

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KSFY

First Lady announcing one-stop job site for vets

Aiming to streamline employment resources for people leaving the military, the government is creating an integrated website that can help job-seekers create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database of veterans and their spouses for companies to mine for skills and talents.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, Prison, Life, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

Northern Michigan News

Michigan to designate veterans on driver's license

Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and other officials plan to promote and give details about the option during a news conference Wednesday at the state Veterans Affairs Agency.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Fort Mill Times

DJJ youth, volunteers making urns for SC veterans

Members of the Missing in America Project and American Legion Post 193 are working Tuesday with youth in DJJ custody to build the wooden urns.

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SooToday

Afghan commemoration cloaked in secrecy

A Royal Proclamation, a moment of silence in schools, and the heavy beating of helicopter rotors over Parliament Hill are slated for May 9, but the Harper's government attempt to turn commemoration of the Afghan mission into a national event is facing delays, confusion and the sting of politics.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Stephen Harper, North America, Canada, Life

Turnto10.com

Navy veteran, 92, finally gets military medals

A 92-year-old military veteran has gotten long-overdue medals he earned for serving in the Navy during World War II.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Democrat

KFYI-AM Phoenix

Md. candidate: Iraq vet can't handle 'real job' as governor

Maryland's attorney general is playing defense after implying his opponent in the governor's race primary, Iraq War veteran and the current lieutenant governor, Anthony Brown, can't face a "real job."

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Pacific Daily News

Guam Veterans Affairs Office in need of repairs

Flush: Administrative Assistant Cindy Gogo demonstrates how she and other staff members "manually" flush the toilet after use at the Office of Veterans Affairs in Asan on April 15. Gogo said the building that the agency occupies has long had problems with its plumbing.

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MilitaryCity.com

Top VA official questions use of term 'Gulf War illness'

Allison Hickey, VA's benefits chief, has questioned calls by health officials to use the phrase 'Gulf War illness' to describe the various health problems in veterans of the 1990-'91 conflict.

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Retford Today

Worksop: Terrors witnessed by 92-year-old war veteran inspired him to ...

A 92-year-old veteran has spoke of how the horrors he witnessed during the Second World War inspired him to bake cakes for Help for the Heroes.

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KKCO-TV Grand Junction

World War II veteran turns 102

Guido Bagett celebrated his 102nd birthday on Monday. The WWII sniper celebrated the big day surrounded by his three kids and grand kids.

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