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Veteran shares stories about his Navy service aboard USS Antietam
In the late 1950s, John Conigliaro technically went AWOL from military service after spending a night in jail and missing a ride on his ship, the USS Antietam, the first to support an aircraft arrival and departure at the same time. But it turned out fine for the Navy veteran.


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American killed in Ukraine was working as humanitarian medic
Pete Reed, a humanitarian, paramedic and U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had gone to work in Ukraine assisting people afflicted by the war, was killed in a front-line explosion, according to his wife and the nonprofit organization they co-founded. He was 33.
Two former Marines share a football rivalry and a kidney
Billy Welsh, of Cherry Hill, and John Gladwell, of Kansas City, Mo., met on a military base in 2001 while serving in the Marine Corps. Gladwell, a Marine with years of experience, admitted he wasn’t too fond of the incoming recruit Welsh. But today they share two things: a newfound football rivalry and a kidney.
For some, life after Ian is ‘more tragic than the hurricane itself’
Some nights, Tara Boyd wishes she and her husband had just given up when the eight-foot storm surge from Hurricane Ian flooded their mobile home, forcing them to swim out into the storm. It would have been “easy to let go and just drift away,” she said. But they fought to survive. And they’ve been doing that ever since.

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