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2 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Kentfield couple bikes 4,000 miles for service dog nonprofit

Bill and Barbara Bochner celebrate the end of their cross country from Washington state to Maine. The couple rode in support of Canine Companions for Independence, which trains service dogs for people with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Kentfield, CA, Life

Mon Sep 15, 2014

LA Daily News

Reseda veteran of Iraq War, being treated for PTSD to stand trial for murder, attempted murder

An Iraq War veteran said to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder was ordered today to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a 73-year-old man in Reseda and wounded his 61-year-old wife injured. Ricardo Javier Tapia, 33, of Reseda, is charged with one count each of murder and attempted murder.

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Related Topix: Reseda, CA, Life

PhysOrg Weblog

Skin cancer risks higher for soldiers serving abroad

In a retrospective study of about 200 veterans seen at the post-deployment clinic of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System found that 62 percent of military personnel reported getting sunburned while deployed abroad, including cases of skin blistering. In addition, 29 percent noted a change in the color, shape or size of their moles since being deployed to tropical zones, but only 4 percent reported receiving a skin examination from a physician since deployment.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health, Life

KRON 4

Two Vietnam Veterans Receive Medal Of Honor

Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the soldiers as patriots whose sacrifices had never been fully realized by a nation divided over the legacy of the Vietnam War.

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Related Topix: Life, Opelika, AL

KFVS12

WWII vet and preschooler reunite for play date

A close, unlikely friendship between a preschooler and a World War II veteran, who were neighbors, has survived one of them moving away. The prescription for lonely is just 16 miles away, and during their play date they didn't miss a beat.

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Related Topix: Life

The Washington Post

Obama push to hire veterans into federal jobs spurs resentment

President Obama's push to hire military veterans for jobs across the government is fueling resentment in federal offices, as longtime civil servants and former troops on the other side of the cubicle increasingly question each other's competence and qualifications. With veterans moving to the head of the hiring queue in the biggest numbers in a generation, there's growing bitterness on both sides, according to dozens of interviews with federal employees.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News

Darlington and Stockton Times

Cockney barrow-boy, war veteran, parish councillor and community...

Cockney barrow-boy, war veteran, parish councillor and community leader - the many lives of Alby Burton, who died this week Cockney barrow-boy, war veteran, parish councillor and community leader - the many lives of Alby Burton, who died this week DURING World War Two, British soldier Alby Burton disobeyed orders to lead a group of German girls in a lively dance through war-ravaged streets.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Townhall

Don't Count On An Election-Day Tsunami

DEMOCRAT SETH MOULTON'S defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on schedule. The political newcomer, an Iraq War veteran with three Harvard degrees , was the first Massachusetts candidate in 22 years to vanquish a sitting congressman from his own party.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Tierney, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barney Frank, Life, Chet Atkins, Country, Opinion

WNDU-TV South Bend

Wife of World War II Veteran receives late husband's medals

Church is usually a time for prayer, reflection and community, but this morning Seabe Gavin Junior made church even more special for his mother. A representative from U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly's office had four medals to present the late veteran's wife, earned for his time in the Navy.

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SFGate

New Mexico vets' personal information compromised

The personal identifying information of thousands of New Mexico veterans may have been compromised because of a misplaced folder, New Mexico Veterans Affairs officials said Saturday. Agency officials said they are notifying more than 2,600 veterans that a folder with their names and Social Security numbers was found in a women's restroom July 30 at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, Life, Social Security, Personal Finance, Science / Technology

Worthing Herald

War veteran makes published works available for free

A DECORATED war veteran has made copies of his published works available for free, via his website, in order to reach a wider audience. Steve Stevens, 95, of Worthing, was awarded the distinguished Flying Cross for valour, for his part in operations over the Balkans in the Second World War.

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The Daily Beast

They Killed Our BrothersBy J.F. Quinn

On September 11, 2001, Jimmy's brother was killed in the north tower. Years later he writes a letter to his friend Tommy whose own brother was killed in Iraq.

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Windsor Beacon

Families wait months to bury loved ones at Arlington

Don R. Sykes was killed in Vietnam on Aug. 12, 1969. Ten days later he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Basingstoke Gazette

War veteran Roy Dykes finally recognised with Russian medal

A WAR veteran, who risked his life to deliver supplies to Soviet Russia during the Second World War, has finally been recognised by the country. Roy Dykes joined around 50 other veterans who served on the Arctic Convoy Missions in the Royal Navy from 1941 to 1945, to receive the Ushakov medal in London.

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Related Topix: Life, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Hampshire County, England, Wrexham County, Wales, Somerset County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Shropshire County, England, Russia,

Contra Costa Times

East Bay Stand Down helps veterans get back on their feet

A court appearance is a bother for many people, but for Garry Glasper, it was a new lease on life. Glasper, 64, had eight outstanding traffic infractions and two unpaid fines from a pair of old misdemeanors.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Alameda County, CA, Life

WCHO-FM Washington Court House

Congressman Wenstrup Unsure on ISIS Strategy

Ohio Congressman Brad Wenstrup believes President Obama is playing "word games" on how to deal with the terror group ISIS.

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, US Politics, Representative Brad Wenstrup, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Canton veteran honored at Pisgah/Erwin game

From left are Gunner, the ROTC bear; the Pisgah High School mascot bear; ROTC Cadet Julie Minervini; ROTC Chief Tom Long; and Paul Willis. World War II veteran, Paul Willis, 95, of Canton, was honored during Armed Forces Night during the pre-game show Friday, Sept.

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Air Force Times

Critics: VA influenced Inspector General to change Phoenix report for spin-control

Veterans Affairs acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, testifies Aug. 24 on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Assistant Inspector General John Daigh is at right.

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Related Topix: Life, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives

CBS Local

O.C. Man Gets 15 To Life For Killing Iraq War Vet

A Southern California man who killed his roommate, an Iraq War veteran, has been given 15 years to life in prison. City News Service says Joy declared his innocence and said he misses Maribel Ramos.

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Related Topix: Life, Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Army Times

Suspect in VA hospital shooting pleads guilty

An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to assault with a dangerous weapon in a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded an employee. Former Veterans Affairs employee Neil Moore pleaded guilty as part of a deal in which federal prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Life, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Dayton, VA

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