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Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier’s flag from US veteran

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HIGASHISHIRAKAWA, Japan — The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. Continue reading

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$16K handcycle stolen from disabled veteran

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A disabled veteran is asking for help from the community after his handcycle was stolen from his home on Saturday. Continue reading

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$16G handcycle stolen from disabled veteran

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A disabled veteran is asking for help from the community after his handcycle was stolen from his home on Saturday. Continue reading

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Officials: Exhumation of killers from vet cemeteries is rare

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The recent exhumation of an Army Vietnam veteran’s body from the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery was a rare invocation of federal laws aimed at keeping murderers and rapists out of veterans burial grounds, federal and state officials say. Continue reading

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Congress approves bill to address VA claims backlog

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Congress has given final legislative approval to a bill aimed at trimming a rapidly growing backlog of veterans’ disability claims. Continue reading

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WWII veteran returns Japanese flag taken from fallen enemy soldier

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WWII veteran Marvin Strombo, 93, returned a Japanese flag to the family of the man it belonged to, a fallen soldier he came across during the war. Continue reading

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Bill to help curb veterans’ suicides might have opposite effect, critics say

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A proposal in Congress intended to help reduce the suicide rate among U.S. military veterans might actually do more harm than good, its critics say. Continue reading

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VA forced to rehire fired director of DC veterans hospital

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A former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital who had been fired for poor leadership has been rehired. Continue reading

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Navy veteran accused of pouring acid on dogs, gouging their eyes out

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A U.S. Navy veteran in California has been accused of soaking two dogs with acid and gouging their eyes out. Continue reading

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Disabled veteran’s homeless project grows into movement

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What began as one veteran driving around his northern California community looking for homeless veterans who he could help out, has blossomed into a full-fledged foundation with help pouring in from around the country. Continue reading

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Marine veteran amputee seeks next challenge with Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro

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Cpl. Kionte Storey is working hard to get his stamina into tip-top shape before he attempts to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak in about two weeks. Continue reading

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Former head of veterans hospital in nation’s capital fired

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The former director of the veterans hospital in the nation’s capital has been fired after audits found mismanagement at the facility. Continue reading

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US Navy veteran ordered to remove American flag wrap from mailbox

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A mailbox covered with the American flag is at the center of a dispute brewing between a retired U.S. veteran and a homeowners association in Florida. Continue reading

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World War II-era hand grenade removed from Arizona construction site

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Officials with the Coconino County Sheriff’s office said a World War II-era hand grenade was removed from a construction area in Bellemont, a town approximately 13 miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Continue reading

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Army veteran helping rebuild Kenyan school for underprivileged children

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An effort to collect shoes for underprivileged children blossomed into a more ambitious one: Rebuilding an overcrowded, dilapidated children’s home in Archer’s Post, Kenya. Continue reading

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James McCloughan, 1st hero to receive Medal of Honor from President Trump

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McCloughan is credited with saving the lives of members of his platoon nearly 50 years ago in the Battle of Nui Yon Hill in Vietnam. Continue reading

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Body of convicted murderer, Army veteran removed from Connecticut veterans cemetery

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The body of a man who was convicted of killing three people in 1972 has been removed from the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, Conn. Continue reading

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‘This is our flag’: County tears down memorial, town rebuilds it

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A Washington town took action after a roadside memorial honoring veterans was taken down by country road crews. Continue reading

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Boat captain rescues ‘Miracle’ cat thrown off bridge

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A Florida charter boat captain couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a creature falling from a bridge. Continue reading

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairs

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President Donald Trump has painted a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch. Continue reading

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Zinke incorrectly identifies VA chief as ‘fellow veteran’

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke incorrectly identified Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin as a “fellow veteran” in a photo Zinke tweeted from Air Force One. Continue reading

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Purple Heart mystery solved: War hero’s family reunited with medal missing for decades

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A Purple Heart medal found along a road in Nyack, N.Y., nearly a decade ago was reunited Sunday with a war hero’s family. Continue reading

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Homeless, 84-year-old war veteran twins helped by Veterans Affairs, donations from community

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Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who’ve survived fighting in the jungles of Vietnam and ended up sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home, say they’re “grateful” for the outpouring of support they’ve received s… Continue reading

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House unveils plan to fix VA’s budget gap as deadline looms

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A House committee has unveiled a plan that would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans in the coming weeks. Continue reading

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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them. Continue reading

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Homeless, 84-year-old war veteran twins say ‘it’s hell’ after home foreclosed

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Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who’ve survived living under Nazi occupation and fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, are now in “hell” and sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home in October. Continue reading

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Homeless, war veteran 84-year-old twins say ‘it’s hell’ after home foreclosed

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Clifford and Gary Koekoek, 84-year-old twins who’ve survived living under Nazi occupation and fighting in the jungles of Vietnam, are now in “hell” and sleeping in their car after a bank foreclosed on their California home in October. Continue reading

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US veterans offered free mental health care through burgeoning nonprofit

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Cohen Veterans Network, which provides free medical care to veterans, has five locations and plans to open four more across the country. Continue reading

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US soldiers welcome Afghan translator who saved their life: See the tearful reunion

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The soldiers who served with him in Afghanistan call him “Fred.” Continue reading

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Father and son kayak down Mississippi River to raise awareness for veterans

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A pair of U.S. Army veterans are kayaking down the entire Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico for a good cause. Continue reading

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Top officials at New Hampshire veterans hospital removed

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility amid allegations of “dangerously substandard care.” Continue reading

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World War II pilot’s remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later

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For more than 70 years a tree protected the remains of a World War II fighter pilot from Washington state whose plane crashed in Germany in 1945. Continue reading

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Man who claimed to have bomb at bank is killed by police

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An hourslong standoff inside a suburban Atlanta bank ended when an officer shot and killed a man who had claimed to have a bomb that could “take out the room.” Continue reading

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Man claiming to have bomb in bank killed in police standoff

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Several heavily-armed police officers have converged on a bank northwest of Atlanta, and roads in the area have been blocked. Continue reading

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VA makes public its disciplinary action against employees

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is posting a weekly list of disciplinary actions taken against its employees, part of an overhaul effort pushed by President Donald Trump. Continue reading

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US Marine veteran searches for missing PTSD dog scared off by July 4 fireworks

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The search is on for a missing service dog in Alabama. Continue reading

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Goodwill flag center: People with disabilities make flags for veterans

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In South Florida, the employees at Goodwill take pride in their work and make sure every American Flag is stitched to perfection. Continue reading

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Veteran’s approval to be buried in veteran cemetery rescinded

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After serving in the U.S. Army in the 1960s, a veteran’s approval for burial in a cemetery for veterans has been rescinded. Continue reading

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Veteran’s treasured American flag stolen from his home

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An American flag displayed on Independence Day by a Marine veteran has been stolen – and the California resident is asking for help in finding it. Continue reading

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USS Arizona survivor wants hero sailor who saved his life recognized

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Donald Stratton is one just of five USS Arizona survivors from the Pearl Harbor attack still living. Continue reading

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Veteran celebrates 100th birthday on Independence Day

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Leon Minvielle Jr., or “Bubby,” turned 100 as America turned 241 yesterday. Continue reading

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Tomb of the Unknowns: Guards keep watch 24/7

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On hallowed ground, a lone soldier stands on an open plaza. Continue reading

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California boy places thousands of flags on veterans’ headstones

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A California boy has placed more than 17,000 flags on veterans’ headstones in the state. Continue reading

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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care

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President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Continue reading

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White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

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The White House says President Donald Trump will sign a bill Friday to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Continue reading

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California city tells veteran to take down flagpole flying American flag

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A California Navy veteran and his wife say they’re outraged after the city of Galt told them to remove one of two flagpoles on their property flying Old Glory, saying it violates neighborhood codes. Continue reading

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Amazon creates tech program for veterans in Dallas-Fort Worth

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In keeping a company promise to hire veterans and military spouses over the next five years, Amazon announced Monday that the company is creating a new apprenticeship program in Texas. Continue reading

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Veteran gets his medals back after they were stolen 50 years ago

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World War II medals earned more than 70 years ago, were awarded today to Connecticut veteran Joe Novellino. Continue reading

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Veteran get his medals back after they were stolen 50 years ago

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World War II medals earned more than 70 years ago, were awarded today to Connecticut veteran Joe Novellino. Continue reading

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Battleship Texas closed after sprouting new leak

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Crews are working to repair major leaks and stop flooding on board the historic Battleship Texas in Houston. Continue reading

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