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2 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said.

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5 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Veterans see VA scandal as key in Congress races

In this Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 photo, Juan Roman, a Vietnam Air Force veteran and presently a chaplain with Disabled American Veterans, speaks about issues and the upcoming campaigns by Congressional representatives during an interview at the All American Veterans Center at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, N.C. Photo: Gerry ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Fayetteville, NC, Fort Bragg, US Military, US Army, Life

9 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square

The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Prison, Life

13 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

Late civil rights activist remembered

Late civil rights activist remembered On Tuesday the Jackson City Council will vote to designate Monroe Street as "Isaiah W. Savage Jr. Blvd." Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/01/late-civil-rights-activist-remembered/14948475/ The Jackson City Council will vote Tuesday on designating the ... (more)

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Deseret News

Author and Iraq war veteran shares lessons of war through novel

While the war in Iraq has become a familiar event to Americans over the past 12 years, the actual Iraq and Afghanistan war experience was shared by only a small percentage of the American population.

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Related Topix: Life, US Military, US Marine Corps

WLWT-TV Cincinnati

86-year-old veteran attacked in hospital parking lot

REPORTING LIVE, ALISON MONTOYA, WLWT NEWS 5. AN 86-YEAR-OLD MAN ATTACKED IN A PARKING LOT OF A HOSPITAL AFTER VISITING HIS WIFE.

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Daily Herald

Iraq veteran U.S. Rep. Duckworth announces pregnancy

The Hoffman Estates Democrat, Iraq veteran and double amputee is breaking the news this morning on NBC's "Today" in a segment describing how four amputees who came home from the Iraq War are now pregnant at the same time.

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KOB-TV New Mexico

VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families.

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Related Topix: Life, Albuquerque, NM

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

War veteran celebrates his 100th birthday

A FORMER signalman whose war stories include being captured and interrogated before escaping with a broken arm has celebrated his 100th birthday.

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The Review

Veteran to receive new tombstone

An East Liverpool veteran who died while serving in an elite Army unit will receive a new tombstone at Riverview Cemetery on Thursday-just 11 days after the 70th anniversary of his death in southern France.

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Related Topix: East Liverpool, OH, France, Europe, World News, Life

Sun Aug 31, 2014

NBC29

Military Veterans Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in the Woods

Labor Day weekend celebrations are underway and in Madison County, one group has a different approach to enjoying their long weekend.

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MilitaryCity.com

DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions

Soldiers prepare slides with blood samples for testing during a training exercise.

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Instapundit.com

Your Feel-Good Story of the Day: Armed & dangerous: 89-year-old...

The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no loot.

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Related Topix: Life, Palm Beach County, FL

The Wichita Eagle

Homeless veterans in Kansas City get place to hang their hats

Grant Garrison and George Turner are a generation apart and fought in different wars, but they recently found themselves in about the same situation.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, KS, Home Listing, Home, Life

Mirror.co.uk

Brave 91-year-old war veteran who saved up to pay for OWN funeral has hopes dashed

James Graham is told to stump up an extra A 600 for burial but said: "I could dig it myself, I was in the trenches" A war veteran fears he will no longer be able to afford to be buried alongside his loved ones after being told costs have almost doubled because he has moved house.

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Windsor Beacon

Pricey VA wind turbines remain idle

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - Visions of a national wind energy bonanza have been a costly mirage for the Department of Veterans Affairs , even after five years of work and more than $3.7 million spent.

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Related Topix: St. Cloud, MN, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative, Life, Sundance Film Festival

Watertown Daily Times

10th Mountain Division veteran, 89, stars in national Tide commercial

A World War II veteran of the 10th Mountain Division is the star of a national commercial for Tide laundry detergent that will air starting this weekend.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

KYTX-TV News

War Veteran honored with Kiepersol bourbon named in his honor

When all other Seminole students were headed to their first day of school on Monday, one little boy was sent home because his hair was too long.

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Post and Courier

New wheelchair means freedom for Korean War veteran

The four little dogs who keep Korean War veteran Julius Oliver company in his West Ashley apartment were jumping all over him as he tested out his new electric wheelchair Saturday afternoon.

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Washington Times

St. Louis cop suspended for old YouTube video; officer critical of Obama

A 35-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department who'd been assigned to duty in Ferguson suddenly retired this week over a YouTube video, it was reported Saturday as activists conducted another march through the strife-torn town pleading for God "to even the score."

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