Linda Plock of Lincoln served with the Nebraska Army National Guard's 24th Medical Air Ambulance Company during the Persian Gulf War in the early 1990s. She was a helicopter mechanic who also was cross-trained as a medic. These black-granite memorials for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm are in Wyuka Cemetery.<br>Julie Koch, Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star/AP

Nebraska woman recalls 20-year National Guard career

Gulf War veteran Linda Plock wore many hats during her service, including being a helicopter mechanic, a flight medic, a crew chief and a combat lifesaver instructor.

Patient at VA hospital in Massachusetts diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease

Water at three Veterans Affairs hospitals in Boston is being tested after a patient was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. Officials say the patient diagnosed with the disease had been treated at all three hospitals.

Wisconsin veterans memorial park celebrates 30 years

The now 168-acre park dedicated in 1988 is meant not to celebrate war but honor those who served and pay tribute to the men and women lost in battles ranging from World War I through Afghanistan.

Plan to build Vietnam War education center on the National Mall is abandoned

An effort to establish a Vietnam War education center on the National Mall was abandoned Friday after 17 years of planning and $23 million in donations already spent.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day offers opportunity to reflect on American courage, sacrifice

National POW/MIA Recognition Day now falls on the third Friday in September every year and has become a fixture on the calendars of military personnel and those who support them.

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