Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was found dead about 30 miles from the base in Temple, Texas, on Aug. 25, 2020. His family says he did not receive adequate mental health care at the base hospital in the week before he died by suicide.
Five nonprofits have been awarded $5 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help fund efforts by the organizations to modify or repair the homes of low-income veterans with disabilities.
Over a century and a half since a Boston abolitionist family used their home to shelter African Americans who escaped enslavement, archaeologists have begun to excavate the maintained home for evidence that supports the home was a part of the Underground Railroad.