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Sgt. Dave Donaldson holds his rifle on Oct. 12, 2018.<br>Tailyr Irvine/Tampa Bay Times/TNS

Craftsmanship is key for veteran and gunsmith

"I worked for a solid year on a military base in the middle of nowhere out in the desert repairing guns and instructing courses," he said. "Some (servicemen and women) may have been there for months before they even fire their firearm and it would be covered with sand and dirt and dust, so we would pull them in and get a chance to make sure everything was working. I wanted every gun on that base to be safe."

Former military police find camaraderie in new alumni group

Group's monthly meetings started as gatherings of veterans from the 330th and 450th MP companies but has expanded.


New bridge over Interstate 91 at border named for local vet

In addition to service in the Marine Corps during World War II, Joseph Queenin served for many years as a youth sports volunteer and later in life as a lead volunteer at the local hospital.


Final farewell for Nevada World War II veteran

After his father, a Navy veteran, died 31 years ago, Gary Parisena's mother assured him there would be a proper funeral. Not until earlier this month did Parisena realize his father's remains had not been interred.

Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

The latest deaths renew questions about whether the VA, criticized and investigated for failing to provide timely or sufficient help to veterans, is doing enough to solve the problem. That is despite making suicide prevention a high priority in recent years.


Former Iran hostage, Marine veteran Billy Gallegos is honored for FBI service

William "Billy" Gallegos spent 444 days captive to terrorists, and a good portion of his career hunting those who spread terror throughout the world. Now he's been honored with the Denver Police Foundation's inaugural Chairman's Legacy Award.


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