Category Archives: Veteran

Veteran will get another chance to give censored Memorial Day speech

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HUDSON, Ohio — A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it. The American Legion Department of Ohio said it has invited retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter to speak next week […]

WW II veteran’s dying wish went viral. Then came his outdoor birthday party

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Joseph Hall’s crew mates have all passed away. So has his wife of 67 years. He told the Tampa Bay Times last month that his March 8 birthday would be celebrated alone. Some readers refused to let that happen. On March 12, Mission United, a United Way Suncoast leadership society that works to support the […]

WW II veteran’s dying wish went viral. Then came his outdoor birthday party

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Joseph Hall’s crew mates have all passed away. So has his wife of 67 years. He told the Tampa Bay Times last month that his March 8 birthday would be celebrated alone. Some readers refused to let that happen. On March 12, Mission United, a United Way Suncoast leadership society that works to support the […]

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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