Monthly Archives: December 2015

France honors WWII veteran with Legion of Honor medal

France honors WWII veteran with Legion of Honor medal A 90-year-old WWII veteran this month received the French Legion of Honor medal – France’s highest honor — 70 years after he aided an assault on a French farmhouse that was … Continue reading

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U.S. combat veterans not alone with brain injuries Tens of thousands of American combat veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with undiagnosed brain injuries often were “thrown into a canyon” — falling deeper into despair and sometimes flirting with … Continue reading

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U.S. combat veterans not alone with brain injuries

U.S. combat veterans not alone with brain injuries Tens of thousands of American combat veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with undiagnosed brain injuries often were “thrown into a canyon” — falling deeper into despair and sometimes flirting with … Continue reading

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Delmont veteran gets free furnace through VFW/Gillece Free Furnace Program

Delmont veteran gets free furnace through VFW/Gillece Free Furnace Program Christmas came early for the Kraus family of Delmont when they received a free furnace last week through the VFW/Gillece Free Furnace Program. Ed Kraus, 35, is a disabled veteran … Continue reading

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Volunteers making a house into a home for area homeless veterans

Volunteers making a house into a home for area homeless veterans Hammering echoed down from the corner of Brown and Parrish streets Wednesday afternoon as volunteers toiled to ready a home for its future occupant. City officials and representatives with … Continue reading

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‘The Force Awakens’: Veterans major players in ‘Star Wars’ universe

‘The Force Awakens’: Veterans major players in ‘Star Wars’ universe Marine veteran Adam Driver may be the most recent veteran to join the cast and crew of the “Stars Wars” universe, but he’s certainly not the first. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Vet Center in Heights serves veterans, active-duty troops

Vet Center in Heights serves veterans, active-duty troops The Killeen Heights Vet Center in Harker Heights is one of 300 centers across the nation serving combat veterans and victims of military sexual trauma. Though the Vet Center program was established … Continue reading

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Combat Veteran Jon Keyser Considers Senate Bid in Colorado

Combat Veteran Jon Keyser Considers Senate Bid in Colorado Republicans may find the candidate they are looking for to take on Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in Colorado: combat veteran and state representative Jon Keyser. Keyser told the Colorado Statesman … Continue reading

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Project seeks veterans to preserve their experiences

Project seeks veterans to preserve their experiences Pat Conway understands the reticence of fellow veterans in talking about their experiences in the Vietnam War. At the time of their return 40-some years ago, the nation had little taste for the … Continue reading

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U.S. representative unveils new pilot program for veterans

U.S. representative unveils new pilot program for veterans A new pilot program is being tested at Veterans Administration clinics across the country. Rep. Beto O’Rourke unveiled the program at the VA clinic in El Paso last month. “The prevailing model … Continue reading

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