The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7103 in Athens is adopting a company of soldiers about to be deployed to Southwest Asia.
Patricia "Pat" Collins
I had been evacuated from England with my mother and my brother, who was two and a half. I was under 16 when I came [to Canada]. And life didn’t work out very well for people who were coming from England because they were only allowed to bring out $40 and my mother found this, she just couldn’t deal with it. And so she was going back, but we fortunately had a friend in Winnipeg [Manitoba] who arranged for my brother to go and live with Mitchell Sharp, who eventually became the Finance Minister; and I was given a home with a very nice couple, an elderly couple in Winnipeg My brother was in Ottawa [Ontario] and I was alone, and I felt I wanted independence. One day, passing the recruiting centre with…
Examining VA's processing of Gulf War Illness Claims
In March 2016, The American Legion testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittees on Oversight and Investigation, and Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs to discuss the adjudication of Gulf War Illness claims for veterans that served in the Persian Gulf since August 2, 1990.
The badass bomber jackets of WWII airmen
Men of the US Army Air Forces treasured their Type A-2 leather flight jackets and decorated them with patches, insignia and bawdy paintings.
Sec. Shulkin speaks on key VA priorities
On Wednesday, May 31 at 11:30 a.m. EDT, VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin will meet with reporters at the White House to discuss the state of VA and his top priorities for the department.