Veterans, NH hospital in Bible dispute agree to mediation
The lawsuit filed in federal court in 2019 by the veterans against the Manchester hospital director said the Bible's inclusion on a table near the entrance honoring missing veterans and prisoners of war is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Colin Powell dies, trailblazing general stained by Iraq
Powell was fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, his family said. But he faced several ailments, including Parkinson’s disease. Powell’s longtime aide, Peggy Cifrino, said Monday that he was also treated over the past few years for multiple myeloma.
Honored service dog helps Army veteran with PTSD, isolation
JJ, a black Labrador, was the eighth Service Dogs of America candidate to greet Jared Bollom. JJ’s brother was the seventh, but he mostly just wanted Bollom’s attention. JJ almost immediately went to work, paying attention to the surroundings and letting Bollom know about anything out of the ordinary.
Interior secretary’s mother, a Navy veteran and longtime civil servant, dies
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland testified during her confirmation hearing earlier this year that her mother, Mary Toya, served in the Navy, worked at the Bureau of Indian Education and raised four children as a military wife. Haaland's father, who is also deceased, was a career Marine who served in Vietnam and received the Silver Star.
North Carolina nursing assistant sentenced for defrauding Army veteran
Court documents say that between February 2015 and February 2017, Tracey McNeill fraudulently obtained VA and Office of Personnel Management benefits by executing a power of attorney over the victim, who served in the U.S. Army and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 41 years.
Former US Rep. Dan Benishek of Michigan, who also worked as VA surgeon, dies at 69
The Crystal Falls Republican, in Congress from 2011 to 2017, served on the Agriculture, Natural Resources and Veterans Affairs committees.
‘I’ve waited for this’: Kentucky WWII soldier unidentified for decades comes home
Army Pfc. Berton J. McQueen had been badly wounded by artillery fire while his unit was fighting German troops near a small town in France in November 1944. He died at an aid station set up in a barn, and amid the chaos of war, someone buried him in a garden.
Bronze Star, Purple Heart recipient recounts serving in Korea after joining Army at 14
The 88-year-old Kalispell resident joined the Army at 14, fought in Korea, rebuilt and raced cars and much more. A devoted husband and father, Pettitt raised two children in Northern California before age and deteriorating health prompted his move to live with his daughter Sharon Peetz and her husband in Kalispell in 2019.
Mississippi WWII veteran awarded Medal of a Liberated France
In addition to the medal, Henry "Howard" Bennett also received an American flag from Mississippi Veterans Affairs that flew over the state Capitol, and awards from American Legion Post 90 in Columbia, Mississippi, of which he is a member.
Arkansas Army veteran continues life of service through volunteer work at food pantry
While volunteering with Antioch for Youth & Family, a food pantry and outreach center, Army veteran Jay Witt made a connection and witnessed the impact of the nonprofit organization on people's lives.