Stories tagged: veteran
Thu., Feb. 20, 2020
A small group of friends, family and staff members gathered at Providence St. Joseph’s Care Center on Feb. 4 to honor Vietnam veteran Neal Franklin with a Quilt of Valor.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
An Idaho veteran died and his wife was seriously injured in a car crash that occurred while they were driving to a Veterans Day dinner in Sandpoint, according to a …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019
A semi-official news agency close to the Revolutionary Guard has confirmed that Iran is holding U.S. Navy veteran Michael R. White.
Thu., Dec. 27, 2018
Richard Overton, who was America’s oldest man and oldest war veteran, died Thursday in Austin. Overton, who was honored for his military service and beloved for his propensity to enjoy …
Thu., Oct. 25, 2018
Wednesday morning, United States Army Staff Sgt. Rico Roman, his wife, Ela, and his two children broke ground on their forever home – one that will allow him to be …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
A Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration, authorities said in court …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
‘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
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
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
The Air Force veteran who
Tue., June 26, 2018
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
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
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
Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.