Category Archives: Disabled

Disabled veterans advocate Richard Star has died, but his fight for concurrent receipt presses on

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Retired Army Maj. Richard Star, 51, passed away early Saturday morning after a years-long battle with lung cancer linked to burn pit exposure on deployments. A former combat engineer with multiple overseas tours, Star spent the last months of his life advocating for disabled and medically retired veterans. “Rich Star saved countless lives by clearing […]

Disabled veterans advocate Richard Star has died, but his fight for concurrent receipt presses on

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Retired Army Maj. Richard Star, 51, passed away early Saturday morning after a years-long battle with lung cancer linked to burn pit exposure on deployments. A former combat engineer with multiple overseas tours, Star spent the last months of his life advocating for disabled and medically retired veterans. “Rich Star saved countless lives by clearing […]

Disabled veterans advocate Richard Star has died, but his fight for concurrent receipt presses on

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Retired Army Maj. Richard Star, 51, passed away early Saturday morning after a years-long battle with lung cancer linked to burn pit exposure on deployments. A former combat engineer with multiple overseas tours, Star spent the last months of his life advocating for disabled and medically retired veterans. “Rich Star saved countless lives by clearing […]

Pandemic has left many disabled veterans more isolated, worried

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Even among individuals with strong support networks, this year’s coronavirus pandemic led many disabled veterans to feel isolated and fearful, according to a new study from the Wounded Warrior Project released Friday. The findings were part of the 11th annual membership poll conducted by the group, gathering responses from more than 28,000 wounded veterans. About […]

Disabled Army veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years. A federal judge in West Palm Beach ordered Larry Ray Bon’s commitment on Monday, according to court records. If doctors determine that […]

Disabled vets have one day left to register for coronavirus stimulus checks

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Veterans who missed out on economic stimulus checks connected to the coronavirus outbreak have only until tomorrow to register dependents with the Internal Revenue Service or miss out on potentially hundreds of dollars until 2021. Last month, Department of Treasury officials set a May 5 deadline for those veterans to update their eligibility information for […]