Category Archives: Veteran

WWII veteran wants to be buried in Navy uniform, so she made one

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Gabrielle Calise, The Tampa Bay Times via the AP 8 hours ago Joseph Hall, 96, of Dunedin, right, holds still as seamstress Susan Williams, 57, of Tarpon Springs, ties a knot into a tie Feb. 3, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP) DUNEDIN, Fla. — Joseph Hall walked into Causeway Alterations […]

WWII veteran wants to be buried in Navy uniform, so she made one

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Gabrielle Calise, The Tampa Bay Times via the AP 8 hours ago Joseph Hall, 96, of Dunedin, right, holds still as seamstress Susan Williams, 57, of Tarpon Springs, ties a knot into a tie Feb. 3, 2021, in Dunedin, Fla. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP) DUNEDIN, Fla. — Joseph Hall walked into Causeway Alterations […]

Army veteran faces 10 years for assault with handgun on Fort Hood

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A 28-year-old Army veteran has been indicted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly firing a pistol during a drunken argument outside a barracks on Fort Hood, Texas. Police allege that on Feb 6., Ricardo Manuele Davila-DeJesus, a former soldier, was intoxicated and got into an argument with several individuals inside […]

Veteran pleads guilty after FEMA, VA contracts for masks go unfilled

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A northern Virginia businessman who was awarded $38 million in federal contracts to provide high-quality masks during the coronavirus pandemic that he never possessed pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud and making false statements. Robert Stewart, 35, of Arlington, was owner of a company called Federal Government Experts that won contracts from the […]

News of Marine veteran’s death brings closure to family’s 6-year search

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Nearly six years after falling out of contact, the family of a Vietnam War veteran has finally learned what became of him. Funeral home workers and local veterans were unable to locate any relatives when they laid Stephen Myerson to rest on Tuesday. The Marine veteran died at a nursing home in Eglin, Illinois, in […]

News of Marine veteran’s death brings closure to family’s 6-year search

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‘I hung up and vomited’ — Veteran sexual assault survivors say VA’s outreach retraumatized them

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An attempt by Veterans Affairs officials this week to improve their outreach to military sexual misconduct victims left several of those victims retraumatized due to what they called an insensitive approach to the issue. The incident — a town hall meeting via telephone in which women were cold-called and transferred into a conversation about sexual […]

‘I hung up and vomited’ — Veteran sexual assault survivors say VA’s outreach retraumatized them

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An attempt by Veterans Affairs officials this week to improve their outreach to military sexual misconduct victims left several of those victims retraumatized due to what they called an insensitive approach to the issue. The incident — a town hall meeting via telephone in which women were cold-called and transferred into a conversation about sexual […]

World War II veteran beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on the mend, said […]

World War II veteran beats COVID-19, marks 104th birthday

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who spent World War II repairing bomb-damaged trains in France recovered from a fight with COVID-19 in time to mark his 104th birthday on Thursday. Major Wooten was physically drained and a little fuzzy mentally after battling the new coronavirus but appears to be on the mend, said […]