Stories tagged: Veteran
UPDATED: SATURDAY, 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.
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 3:14 P.M.
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.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 12:05 P.M.
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.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:19 P.M.
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.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 2016, 5:34 P.M.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 4:03 P.M.
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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 4:09 P.M.
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: …
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016, 5:09 P.M.
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.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 4:52 P.M.
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 …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
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 …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 12:01 P.M.
World War II veteran recovering after oxygen tank beating
A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Florida is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank.
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 6 A.M.
U.S. veteran seeks asylum for Iraqi man who saved his life
After three military combat tours in warn-torn Iraq, Chase Millsap returned home to get on with a civilian life, but there was one thing he couldn’t do: leave a comrade …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 7:25 A.M.
Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest
A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.
SUNDAY, FEB. 7, 2016
Bernie Corona, 85, still helping fellow veterans
Bernard “Bernie” Corona does not like to talk about himself. But Corona agreed to an interview, hoping that sharing his experiences might spur others to help veterans.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 2015
Fire kills homeless man staying in Spokane house for veterans
A 72-year-old man died Wednesday after an early morning fire at a north Spokane house where several homeless veterans were living. Jay Richardson was rushed to a hospital after his …
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015
Armed man wounded by police was medic in Army
The man shot and wounded by police in a north Spokane neighborhood late Wednesday night is a former Army combat medic who works at Spokane’s Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. Craig …
FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015
Adams-Kinard gets 20 years in death of WWII veteran
The families of a victim and his killer displayed grief, forgiveness and redemption Thursday as a Spokane judge sent 17-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard to prison for 20 years in the beating …
SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
Still standing tall: Honors finally awarded to Vietnam-era Army sergeant
In August 1969, a lanky and bushy-haired Army Sgt. Leon Strigotte stooped to inspect makeshift booby traps laid by Viet Cong near Bong Son, a village near the coast in …
THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013
Slain veteran’s son fights cancer
Bill Belton won’t see his father, Delbert “Shorty” Belton, laid to rest with full military honors this afternoon. He can’t. The cancer destroying his body has left him bedridden, unable …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUG. 27, 2013, 6:17 P.M.
Murder suspect claims 88-year-old victim shorted him in drug deal
The beating death of a decorated World War II veteran took a bizarre twist today in court. Prosecutors said one of the two suspects has suggested that the victim, 88-year-old …
UPDATED: MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013, 5:37 P.M.
Second teenager arrested in Delbert Belton case
The father of one of the teens implicated in last week’s beating death of a decorated World War II veteran thanked God for his son’s peaceful capture, saying the family …
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
Pentagon updates POW/MIA families
Nearly 45 years after her brother’s warplane was shot down over North Vietnam, Terri Francisco-Farrell has finally learned the details of his death and has hopes of one day seeing …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Daughter brings father’s war diaries alive
Duane “Swede” Nelson’s diary entry for April 1, 1945, was unusually long and detailed. You can understand why. He writes about the invasion of Okinawa and his surprise at the …
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
Excerpts from Nelson’s WWII diaries
Duane “Swede” Nelson served in the Marines from 1943 to February 1946, and he participated in some of the biggest and bloodiest battles of the Pacific theater. He kept three …
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Veteran gets prison time for attack on VA nurses
An Army veteran who permanently injured two Veterans Affairs nurses during a 2009 attack was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in federal prison. James P. Scott, 43, apologized to the …
SUNDAY, FEB. 20, 2011
Priest meets paratrooper who liberated his town during WWII
Lying in a hospital bed, his heart failing, Allan Wood met a priest. The two were sharing a room at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center when Wood discerned the priest’s …
FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
Spokane vet put life in peril – again
This William Wallace did not set out to win independence for Scotland. But the 80-year-old Korean War veteran did take a knife in the heart for another cause: keeping some …
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2009
War memorial overwhelms, surprises Deer Park resident
Last week Deer Park resident Ray Daves stood in front of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He closed his eyes as sobering memories filled his mind. Each …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009, 2:01 P.M.
Veteran, wife died from single gunshot wounds
An Iraqi war veteran and his wife found dead early Saturday in Republic both died of single gunshot wounds, authorities said today.