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In this 2015 photo, Ben Steele poses for a photo. Steele, a Bataan Death March survivor, artist and educator died in Montana. He was 98. Julie Jorgenson tells The Billings Gazette her father died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Billings surrounded by his family. <br>Hannah Potes/The Billings Gazette

Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

Ben Steele - a Bataan Death March survivor whose art helped him maintain his sanity as a prisoner of war and helped him forgive his captors - has died in Montana. He was 98.

Maine veterans celebrate the growing ranks of women in military

When Winterville resident Sheri Drake joined the Air Force in 1981, she was told by her male superiors that “they’ve come a long way” in making women equal to the men with whom they served.


Official: One-third of calls to VA suicide hotline roll over

More than one-third of calls to a suicide hotline for troubled veterans are not being answered by front-line staffers because of poor work habits and other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to the hotline's former director.


World War II flier's family finds his plane in Italy

Lt. Loren Hintz volunteered for his 64th mission on the morning of April 21, 1945, the last of a dozen planes bombing buildings housing German troops and anti-aircraft guns near the village of Bagnarola, about a 45-minute drive from Bologna.

Stand Down Pittsburgh offers 1-stop shop to assist veterans

The national event held in more than 300 cities across the United States aims to help veterans -- particularly the homeless -- become self-sustaining.


Can this retired US Marine colonel unseat Republican stalwart Rep. Darrell Issa?

Rep. Darrell Issa had trounced his opponents in eight straight elections, winning by an average margin of almost 30 percentage points. In the June primary, Issa finished ahead of Douglas Applegate, who is new to politics, by 5.3 percentage points.


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