Monthly Archives: February 2016

Valley woman working to house veterans one donation at a time

Valley woman working to house veterans one donation at a time One day in 2008, Barbara Sesate saw something that made her mad. Sesate was attending the dedication of a veteran’s monument at the state capitol when she looked around … Continue reading

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Giving veterans a new start in cybersecurity

Giving veterans a new start in cybersecurity When Chris Crace, a Marine Corps captain, left the military in August 2006 he wasn’t sure what to do next — a dilemma for many former military personnel. But Crace eventually found his … Continue reading

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Veteran amputees begin using first ever prosthetic implants

Veteran amputees begin using first ever prosthetic implants Two veterans are participating in an important 10-year trial that involves “retraining” veterans on how to walk on embedded percutaneous osseointegrated prostheses, or POP implant. Prior to the POP implant, the veterans … Continue reading

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Veteran disappointed by Air Show’s cancellation

Veteran disappointed by Air Show’s cancellation It’s an event that often celebrates veterans, even benefiting Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. But this year, the Milwaukee Air and Water Show won’t go on. The organizers cite scheduling conflicts and a lack … Continue reading

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After homeless veteran’s send-off, search brings family together

After homeless veteran’s send-off, search brings family together A couple of weeks ago, Tim Wolcott read a story in this space about an 82-year-old Korean War veteran named George Whelan who died homeless and was buried with full military honors … Continue reading

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Combat veteran who earned Purple Heart killed while helping stranded motorist

Combat veteran who earned Purple Heart killed while helping stranded motorist A decorated combat veteran with a wife and three children was struck and killed on the side of the road Thursday after he stopped to help a stranded motorist. … Continue reading

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American Veterans Collection focuses on helping vets heal

American Veterans Collection focuses on helping vets heal American Veterans Collection Inc. focuses on helping veterans heal and teaches youth about war. Formed by Vietnam War combat veteran and Lowell resident Jim Chancellor, it is a nonprofit organization focused on … Continue reading

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This State Just Ended Homelessness For All Of Its Veterans

This State Just Ended Homelessness For All Of Its Veterans On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced that the state has been officially certified by the federal government as having effectively ended veteran homelessness. The state had already ended … Continue reading

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Korean War vet honors old veteran with burial

Korean War vet honors old veteran with burial A Minnesota veteran is keeping his word to help a fellow vet. Wayne Uptagrafft, 84, of Rochester is determined that his old friend will be honored one final time. Carl Duklet, 89, … Continue reading

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Dallas non-profit kicks off home renovations spree by helping veteran

Dallas non-profit kicks off home renovations spree by helping veteran Curtis Callahan, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, has seen his share of pain. But the tears he shed on Tuesday were different. He was overcome with emotion when … Continue reading

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