Stories tagged: Veteran
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, noon
‘A different kind of war’: Attorney thinks veteran may hold record for longest-delayed award from the VA
Dunlap is a prolific record-keeper. It’s that very quality, combined with a sheer, obstinate refusal to fold, that led to his victory Aug. 10: the award of benefits dating back …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 7:45 a.m.
The veteran retreat, in its fourth year, is funded and facilitated by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 889 and the VFW Post 889 Auxiliary with support from generous partners …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos donates $10 million to veteran-focused super PAC in first major political venture
Amazon founder and chief executive Jeffrey Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, are making their first major political contribution with a $10 million gift to a super PAC focused on …
Tue., July 3, 2018, 2:55 p.m.
The Air Force veteran who
Tue., June 26, 2018, 1:52 p.m.
Disgruntled with the U.S. Veterans Administration, a veteran set himself on fire outside the state Capitol in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Mon., May 28, 2018, 1:08 p.m.
Clayton Zolber celebrated his 93rd birthday Wednesday, but the World War II veteran almost did not live to see 20.
UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
On Friday, police said Wong slipped into a going-away party at the program, The Pathway Home, and took three employees hostage. After an hours-long standoff, Wong and the three female …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Some presents come topped with ribbons, and some come with bows. But for special education teacher Jennifer Monroe, the best present she could hope for would come with camouflage and …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Kim Hopkins’ dog Deuce was stolen from her yard six years ago when she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Jeff Myers spent years working in a four-fingered universe as an animator on “The Simpsons” but he’s still up for some pro bono design work for a Treasure Valley veteran …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
An immigration judgedeclined to release an Iraq War veteran from custody Wednesday while he fights the government’s efforts to deport him.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Tatsuya Yasue buried his face into the flag and smelled it. Then he held the 93-year-old hands that brought this treasure home, and kissed them. Marvin Strombo, who had taken …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Randy Howard’s a soldier and a survivor. He’s been shot in the head by a Vietnamese sniper. Bayoneted in the gut. Flesh ripped by grenade shrapnel. He went to Vietnam …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
U.S. Sen. John McCain has been named this year’s recipient of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service” to the country.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:37 a.m.
NEWPORT, Wash. – Allen Pough remembers the day vividly. He could hardly see anything as he cut his way through thick, green foliage with a machete along the Ho Chi …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army bomber plane dubbed “Hot as Hell” was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A love letter lost in the walls of a New Jersey home reached a World War II veteran 72 years after it was written.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 10:33 p.m.
Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
The owner of a UPS store in Minnesota spent four years searching for the intended recipient of a package filled with mementos before he found the man living in Georgia.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
A disabled veteran in Idaho is getting a second chance with a service dog next week after his first one was taken back because of unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines in a segregated military during World War II has died.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Local military veterans are encouraged to sign up for the fourth annual Spokane Veterans Healing Retreat hosted by the non-profit organization Warriors Heart to Art.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
Ben Steele’s hold on his sanity as a prisoner of war after surviving the Bataan Death March relied on hidden scraps of paper, stolen pieces of charcoal and his artist’s …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
After flying military planes during World War II, raising a family, visiting all seven continents and bungee-jumping in New Zealand at 83, Elaine Harmon had one final, seemingly simple wish: …
Sun., Aug. 28, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
A U.S. Army veteran said he’s incredibly grateful after receiving the kidney of a teenage Kitsap County girl who died after she fell off a ladder.
Fri., July 8, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
The man who killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven others was described as a loner, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and a follower of black militant …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:52 p.m.
One officer was a newlywed. Another had survived multiple tours in Iraq. A protester was shot trying to shield her sons. The stories of those killed or wounded in a …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 4:44 p.m.
An Army veteran killed by Dallas police after the sniper slayings of five officers amassed a personal arsenal at his suburban home, including bomb-making materials, bulletproof vests, rifles, ammunition and …