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Iraq war veteran Vernon Poling, walks through a courtyard past a giant American flag at Potter's Lane, an apartment complex made out of shipping containers in Midway City, Calif., on Aug. 14, 2017. Poling was the last of 15 homeless veterans to move into the $6.7 million project paid for with federal, state, and local dollars, donations, and among other sources, the nonprofit behind the project, American Family Housing.<br>Jae C. Hong/AP

Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing costs.

Tucson VA hospital's public information denial overturned

Legal counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has accepted the Arizona Daily Star's appeal that was made after the Tucson VA hospital denied a public records request made by the newspaper.


Marine's quest for Navy Cross tarnished by commander's death

While a Marine waits for his Navy Cross, the friend who recommended him will no longer be there to pin it on him.


Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

After two tours with the Army in the Middle East, Carlos Lugo was about to turn his childhood dream into a reality but one obstacle remained in his way. Lugo is missing half of his left arm.

Hundreds gather to honor California Marine finally laid to rest after his death in WWII

Hundreds of people flocked to South County on Friday to honor Pfc. George Bernard Murray’s memory in a massive funeral procession, seventy-four years after his death on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean — and decades of confusion surrounding his body’s whereabouts


Ohio war vet receives medals 65 years after discharge

More than 65 years later, at the offices of the Stark County Veterans Service Commission on Friday morning, U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs presented Wines, 89, with a proclamation recognizing his service in an extremely dangerous war zone those many decades ago.


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