Barack Obama’s first 100 days included three bold mandates for Eric Shinseki: end the benefits backlog, end veterans homelessness, and enable seamless sharing of medical records between the defense and veterans affairs departments.
Today, 1,600 days into Obama’s presidency, none of those promises has been fulfilled.
For years, Hal Miller wouldn’t talk about landing on Utah Beach and the subsequent D-Day invasion. How, with his twin by his side in Normandy on June 6, 1944, he witnessed history. But now — thanks to the social networking platform Twitter — his story is being shared to remind younger generations of the sacrifices and horrors of World War II.