Congressman and Louisiana House member Buddy Leach, an Army veteran, dies
Anthony Claude "Buddy" Leach Jr., an Army veteran who spent a term in the U.S. House and ran the budget committee in the Louisiana House before leading the state Democratic party, has died. He was 88.
2 prominent military veterans died on the Titanic — were they secretly a couple?
No one knows for sure whether Archibald Butt and Francis Davis Millet were in a romantic relationship.
Remains of WWII soldier identified as North Carolinian among first to land on D-Day
DNA, dental and other analyses confirmed the identity of remains buried in Belgium as a 27-year-old World War II soldier from North Carolina who died during battle in a German forest, officials said.
Veteran successfully challenges Air Force’s top enlisted leader on Facebook ban
In a court settlement filed Wednesday, the Air Force agreed to stop deleting comments and banning users from its sites based on their opinions.
‘It just felt right’: Army veteran donates portion of his liver to fellow veteran
Houston Smith had never been the type to share much personal information on social media, but on March 13, the Army veteran poured his heart into a Facebook post – and it saved his life.
Israeli study showing higher Parkinson’s disease risk in PTSD patients bolsters research on US veterans
A new study published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that there is a “robust” association between PTSD and Parkinson’s risk in men, particularly among elderly male patients.  
Robert Simanek, Medal of Honor recipient from Korean War, dies at 92
Before daybreak on Aug. 17, 1952, a grenade landed near 22-year-old Marine Corps Pfc. Robert Simanek. He kicked it away, but the blast injured his foot. A second grenade fell at his side. “I couldn’t move too well. So I just sort of rolled over on top of that grenade,” he later recounted.
Prosecution rests in deadly Marine motorcycle crash trial
A survivor of a crash that killed seven fellow members of a Marine motorcycle club acknowledged Wednesday that the lead rider had an unsafe blood alcohol level but denied that the club president swerved into the path of the oncoming truck.
Remains of Korean War soldier from Indiana identified
Army Sgt. 1st Class James A. Coleman, reported missing in action on April 25, 1951, during the Korean War, has been accounted for, according to an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Vin Scully, forever the voice of the Dodgers, dies at 94
The way Vin Scully called a baseball game, it felt like bumping into an old friend. There were stories to tell and memories to share, his soothing banter as familiar as green grass and warm breezes. Scully, who served in the Navy, died Tuesday at 94.
'We weren’t supposed to be here': Veterans, advocates watch and wait for burn pits bill to pass
Dozens of veterans and advocates have slept on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building through heat and rain since Thursday after 25 Republican senators blocked legislation that would expand eligibility for health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxins.
How health care for vets became fight in Congress
A bill that enhances health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits has hit a snag in the Senate.
Texas city honors WWII sailor recently reclassified as 'buried at sea'
The ceremony was the city of Edinburg's way of honoring Petty Officer José Antonio Saenz, who died 77 years ago during World War II while serving on the USS Indianapolis.
Veterans call rejection of toxic-exposure bill ‘a slap in the face’
For years, activists had been fighting for an expansion in veterans’ health-care coverage that would remove that burden-of-proof requirement — resulting in a bill known as the Pact Act.
Legislators adopt final bill reforming Holyoke Soldiers’ Home governance, extend implementation deadline
The Veterans Secretary will appoint the superintendent of the Holyoke and Chelsea Soldiers’ Homes, and the bill also requires the state Department of Public Health to inspect both homes biannually and every 30 days during a declared state of emergency.
Army vet working as police officer shot and killed during traffic stop
A 24-year-old police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Indiana, less than a year after joining his small town’s department, officials said.
Biden administration challenges GOP to get burn pits bill passed
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough expressed confidence Sunday the Senate has enough votes to pass a bill to provide health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, even after Republicans stalled the legislation.