Monthly Archives: July 2015

Paulsboro man leads fitness challenge to highlight issue of veteran suicides

Paulsboro man leads fitness challenge to highlight issue of veteran suicides Twenty-two. That’s the number that drove Paulsboro resident James Schissler to get involved in a new fitness challenge with a powerful message Schissler, a former Gloucester County corrections officer, … Continue reading

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Local World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Local World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday A resident of the Indiana Veterans’ Home in West Lafayette is celebrating his 100th birthday on Wednesday. World War II veteran Paul Goodman celebrated the century mark with a party in his … Continue reading

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Local veterans visit nation’s capital

Local veterans visit nation’s capital Two Cheatham County military veterans, Jay Davis and Hadley Williams, boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport on Saturday and headed to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. Their special mission was to be a … Continue reading

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Durham’s oldest veteran, 107, faces life’s end with post-traumatic stress disorder

Durham’s oldest veteran, 107, faces life’s end with post-traumatic stress disorder BY VIRGINIA BRIDGES Samie Anderson has lived many lives. Anderson, who turned 107 last week, grew up in rural Mississippi in the early 1900s, rode freight trains across the … Continue reading

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Fundraiser to help struggling veteran, families

Fundraiser to help struggling veteran, families Jeff Frieson, the manager of the Bismarck Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, along with Mindy Frieson, a bartender there, are organizing a fundraiser to help veterans in need. “The fact is that I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Fighting For Our Veterans Starts With VA Accountability

Fighting For Our Veterans Starts With VA Accountability Overmedication, secret wait lists, and backlogs of disability claims and appeals are just some of the challenges still plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs. Essential casework files have been intentionally destroyed causing … Continue reading

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Iraq-war veteran gets keys to mortgage-free home in Mount Pleasant

Iraq-war veteran gets keys to mortgage-free home in Mount Pleasant Iraq-war veteran Daniel Branham splashed a broad smile as he opened the door for the first time Thursday on his new mortgage-free home in Mount Pleasant. “It’s amazing,” the Charleston … Continue reading

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Indiana veteran searching for pictures of vets killed in Vietnam for memorial

Indiana veteran searching for pictures of vets killed in Vietnam for memorial A central Indiana man is on a mission to put a face to every Hoosier hero killed in the Vietnam War. There are about 1,500 Hoosiers named in … Continue reading

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Veteran in WV honors fallen servicemen in TN

Veteran in WV honors fallen servicemen in TN For a second day, James Brennan is holding the American flag as he stands on an overpass above the West Virginia Turnpike in Mercer County.  Brennan is being joined by others off and on … Continue reading

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Veterans Health Information Fair Coming to Whiteville July 29

Veterans Health Information Fair Coming to Whiteville July 29 Military veterans in Columbus County can enroll in health care and get other services at a Veterans Affairs fair July 29 in Whiteville. The Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center announced today … Continue reading

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