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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 …


Veterans at Idaho retreat have ‘walked the same boots’

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 …


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 …


Veteran who set himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol dies

The Air Force veteran who


Disgruntled veteran sets himself on fire outside Georgia Capitol, GSP says

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.


Going strong at 93: Troy WWII veteran still mows his lawn, drives, does mechanic work

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.

Shooter had sought healing from California vets center

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 …


Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

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.

Home for the holidays: Veteran surprises mother at school assembly

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 …


Olympia veteran reunited with pet stolen 6 years ago

Kim Hopkins’ dog Deuce was stolen from her yard six years ago when she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.


‘Simpsons’ animator inks tattoo for Idaho fan hurt in Iraq

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 …


Judge won’t release Iraq War veteran fighting deportation

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.

U.S. vet returns dead Japanese soldier’s flag

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.

U.S. WWII vet returns Japanese flag to fallen soldier’s family

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.

Recipient of five Purple Hearts will help welcome pickup through Spokane on way to veteran in Texas

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 …


Sen. John McCain to be award Liberty Medal

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.

Purple Heart returns to Vietnam veteran after five decades

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 …


WWII veteran’s remains return home after missing 74 years

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 …


World War II veteran receives long-lost love letter

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.

‘Band of Brothers’ veteran Edward Tipper dies at 95

Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.


Package of veteran’s mementos makes it home after four years

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.


Idaho veteran given second chance with guide dog

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.


Veteran who served with pioneering 1st black Marines dies at 89

A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines in a segregated military during World War II has died.


Retreat uses art therapy to treat PTSD

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.


Bataan Death March survivor, Montana artist Ben Steele dies at 98

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 …


Female World War II pilot finally laid to rest at Arlington

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: …


Veteran receives kidney from Washington teen who died in ladder fall

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.


Dallas police killer was loner, followed black militants

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 …


Among Dallas sniper victims: A newlywed, a veteran, parents

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 …


Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home

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 …