Stories tagged: Veteran
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 …
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
‘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 …
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
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 …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
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.
Mon., 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.
Wed., 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.
Tue., 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.
Thu., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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: …
Sun., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Sat., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Sun., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Fri., 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 …