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Seventy-three years ago, George Fink, of Selkirk, enlisted in the U.S. Army. As a private, he was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1945 to 1947, years encompassing the end of World War II and the first postwar stirrings in Europe
Fink nursed a secret dream: He wanted to drive a tank. But what he was ordered to drive were trucks delivering tanks and other machines that needed repairs. His Army career could have helped inspire the plot of…

After a lifetime of playing music, Roland Jackson attends VA's National Veterans Creative Arts Festival to perform for his fellow Veterans

Richard Lewis used only his ball cap -- the one that tells the world that he was awarded a Bronze Star -- to protect his head from the cold and relentless

The Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center will conduct a job fair and town hall meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13 from noon to 4 p.m. in the auditorium of building 455.

Air Force veteran Marsha Lee Mikulen appreciates how the military prepared her for a career at Northrop Grumman, so she now gives back to fellow veterans.

Central Point veteran Jed Morgan is finding meaning through motorcycles. As a double amputee, Morgan is not letting his disability stop him from taking a ride. Morgan served in Afghanistan and was hit with an improvised explosive device in 2012, damaging his right hand and forcing surgeons to amputate both his legs. With the help of Thunderstruck Custom Bike, he was fitted for a custom-fit motorcycle on Saturday, which will allow him to drive with his prosthetics.

by Pete Rosenbery
CARBONDALE, Ill. — A free Veterans Legal Clinic designed to help veterans with a myriad of issues will be held next month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
The inaugural event Nov. 6 at the SIU School of Law will pair veterans with licensed attorneys who will offer legal advice and assistance on civil issues including
Evictions and housing.
Discharge upgrades.
Social Security Disability/SSI…

The Dubois County Veterans Council has a full day of activities planned for Saturday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.

Three veterans living on Atlanta’s Westside are now enjoying big renovations to their homes.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state's 200th birthday.
Stuart Layne is executive director of the Bicentennial Commission . He says the ``Bicentennial HONOR 200'' recognition ``is one of the most important commemorations'' of the yearlong celebration. He says that ``these 200 Illinois veterans truly make us `Illinois Proud.'''

Lovettsville native Rob Jones, who lost his legs in an I.E.D. explosion while serving as a U.S. Marine sergeant in Afghanistan, this week is competing as one of 70 U.S. and 500 overall athletes in the fourth annual Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia.
On Monday, Jones, 33, competed in indoor rowi

The career fair is being presented by San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford and Chaffey College.

Vision-impaired Vietnam War Veteran uses new technology to access optical devices which are available via VA’s MyHealtheVet program.

Pierre Williams definitely did not like the poisonous snakes in Vietnam. They contributed, along with other difficult memories, to his PTSD. VA therapy has helped him “cope with my issues.”

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- The Beckley VA Medical Center is holding its 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hospice and Palliative Care Conference on November 16, 2018 from 9 a.m.

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A 5K in Lackawanna County on Sunday paid tribute to those who have served.
The race started at Scranton High School and wound its way through the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
People crossed the finish line back at the high school.
The top three finishers got medals, but no one went home empty handed.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - A brand new park is now open to visitors in St. Charles County. A ribbon cutting was held Saturday to mark the opening of Veterans Tribute Park on Kisker Road. The 120-acre park features a playground, a trail system, fishing ponds, and picnic spots.

It's the celebration of military service and the passion of art coming together.

Many of them gave their lives to give us the freedoms we enjoy every day, and because of that, leaders in Myrtle Beach are making residential facilities accessible for veterans with a new housing development, for homeless and disabled veterans. "It's a great idea. It's been needed for years," said Airforce veteran, John Hennigar. The new housing development is called Carver Grove, located at 1204 Carver Street in Myrtle Beach. It's a state-of-the-art, eight unit, residential facility.

The jumps were intended to raise awareness of Operation Enduring Warrior, a veteran-founded nonprofit organization with programs to aid wounded military and law enforcement veterans with physical and emotional rehabilitation.

Several Korean and Vietnam War veterans will be in Scottsbluff on Nov. 1, on their way to Washington D.C. as part of the Veteran Honor Flights.The group of 11 veterans,

Imagine running into someone you haven't seen in nearly fifty years. It happened to Rich Daukus, of Lake Geneva, during a Stars & Stripes Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

Les Aigner's trip to the United States Holocaust Museum proved to be even more meaningful than he could have imagined. Aigner, a Holocaust survivor, has walked the halls before, but this time he was joined by World War II veterans. "Everyone who served, I consider my liberators because this war was won by them," said Aigner. "If it wasn't won I wouldn't be here.

LAKE CITY — For four years, U.S. Air Force veteran Dan Higgins, 61, has not been able to hunt, fish and do other things he enjoys.

Grant Bourne, a retired Marine from San Diego, is nearing his goal of riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle 100,000 miles – four times the circumference of the planet – a journey he began Jan. 1.

Vets on Track Foundation, a nonprofit based in Stafford County, received $37,500 to continue its work furnishing homes for veterans and first-responders who have moved from the streets into permanent

Updated: 8:49 AM EDT October 16, 2018
HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Peter Scott joined the Army in 1999. He served for 12 years as a counter intelligence agent and was deployed several times
When he left the military, he struggled with PTSD, and finding his purpose. He started gardening to clear his head, something that gave him a way to make sense of the world.
Getting help with his PTSD, and using gardening as a tool to cope, he knew he needed to do…

Rick Smith was brought to tears when he and his dog Berkely saw the 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home on Colonial Avenue for the first time.

EUGENE, Ore. - Two Vietnam War Vets hadn't spoken in decades until a reunion brought them together. A few months later, they met again: This time on an operating table for a life-saving surgery. James (Jim) McGee and Douglas Coffman were in the Air Force together during the Vietnam War. They met at the Defense Language Institute and studied North Vietnamese language in 1970. While they talk frequently now, they hadn't spoken for more than 45 years until a reunion brought them together…

ROSWELL, Ga. — Two years ago, U.S. Air Force veteran Tyler Bowser was homeless, unemployed and struggling with both mental health issues and alcohol addiction.

"Unless you’re in the Corps or you’re family, it’s not on the radar ... 10/23 should have the same amount of tension that 9/11

WATERVILLE — Douglas County administrators want to hire a Veterans Service Officer to act as an conduit for local veterans to access resources.

The Hancock College Veteran Success Center has been awarded nearly $200,000 in grant money.