Monthly Archives: November 2015

For one World War II veteran, a day to give thanks for ‘one more sunrise’

For one World War II veteran, a day to give thanks for ‘one more sunrise’ On Thanksgiving Day in 1944, Dick Graff opened his Army-issue mess kit and took comfort in his turkey and mashed potatoes, a welcome respite from … Continue reading

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Today’s US veterans are less educated, less healthy, less wealthy, and less employed than veterans 20 years ago

Today’s US veterans are less educated, less healthy, less wealthy, and less employed than veterans 20 years ago Congress has been debating changes to the types of retirement benefits that veterans receive, including a switch to a corporate 401(k)-style plan. … Continue reading

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VA is buried in a backlog of never-ending veterans disability appeals

VA is buried in a backlog of never-ending veterans disability appeals It’s a veteran disability case that never ends. In 1985, Ivan Figueroa Clausell filed a claim for a variety of conditions he said stemmed from a car accident while … Continue reading

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Coming home from war, these veterans often have nothing. Here’s how you can help.

Coming home from war, these veterans often have nothing. Here’s how you can help. He was a young soldier with an empty duffle bag and a hard luck story. His girlfriend left him while he was serving in Afghanistan, taking … Continue reading

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Homeless Veteran Asks Man for Spare Change to Buy Food — What He Gets Instead Leaves Vet Breaking Down in Tears

Homeless Veteran Asks Man for Spare Change to Buy Food — What He Gets Instead Leaves Vet Breaking Down in Tears Max Zahir was in his vehicle at a gas station earlier this week when a homeless man approached him … Continue reading

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Veteran says he was attacked, shamed at Charlotte airport

Veteran says he was attacked, shamed at Charlotte airport A Vietnam veteran and two-time recipient of the Purple Heart said he was attacked Saturday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Jack Hughes, 66, said when he came home from battle in the … Continue reading

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Veteran receives diploma

Veteran receives diploma More than 45 years after he left school to serve in the Marines during the Vietnam War, William O. Lloyd of Henderson received his high school diploma. Lloyd, who attended Union County High School in the late … Continue reading

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Roberts: Veteran fought for his country but can’t leave it

Roberts: Veteran fought for his country but can’t leave it He’s a lifelong American, a guy who went to war for his country, and it doesn’t seem like he is asking so very much. Ermilo Cano would like to travel … Continue reading

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Veteran’s service dog taken on Veterans Day

Veteran’s service dog taken on Veterans Day A Vietnam veteran spent his Veterans Day and all of Thursday searching for his stolen service dog. DT Bender, 72, said someone snatched his dog when he left her sitting outside a Claiborne … Continue reading

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Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghanistan veteran

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghanistan veteran In August 2012 – on what he now calls the “worst day of my life” – Army Capt. Florent Groberg was leading a security detail of American and Afghan soldiers as they … Continue reading

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