veterans

Julia LeDoux
February 01, 2020 - 3:30 am
Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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December 04, 2019 - 8:00 am
Support veteran-owned businesses and give great gifts — all at once. Every item on our veteran-made gift list will do exactly that — and it's sure to have everything you could need for veteran and non-veteran loved ones alike. APPAREL: Combat Flip Flops : This veteran-owned company “makes cool...
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November 11, 2019 - 6:29 am
A historic moment will mark the New York City Veterans Day Parade as it celebrates its 100th year. President Donald Trump will become the first sitting U.S. president to attend the red, white and blue affair on Monday. It's been a common courtesy over the past century to invite the commander-in-...
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November 11, 2019 - 4:20 am
(KYW Newsradio) — Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a Vietnam War veteran in Norristown on Sunday evening. The family of the victim, 67-year-old Samuel Jackson, is asking the person behind the wheel of the car that hit him to go the cops. "This is our brother. He did...
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November 06, 2019 - 4:15 am
(1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump will offer a tribute to the men and women who have served the country during this year's Centennial New York City Veterans Day Parade opening ceremony, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the White House. On Monday, Trump will address the 100th...
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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 16, 2019 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs, President Donald Trump toyed early on with issuing an executive order to close parts of the VA health system without consulting Congress, according to an upcoming book by his former VA secretary. In the book, obtained by The...
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Julia LeDoux
October 07, 2019 - 1:28 pm
( Connecting Vets ) -- World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Army veteran Miguel Perez Jr. speaks with reporters after a citizenship hearing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Chicago. Perez Jr., was deported to Mexico in 2018 after being released from prison on a drug conviction says he has become a U.S. citizen. A spokeswoman for Miguel Perez Jr. says he was informed he is now a U.S. citizen early Friday. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 5:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico after serving time in prison for a drug conviction became a U.S. citizen on Friday. Miguel Perez Jr. held up his citizenship certificate for the cameras after being sworn in, saying, "Here it is." "It took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 30, 2019 - 4:10 pm
John Kerry got "Swift Boated" in 2004. For Hillary Clinton in 2016, it was her "damn emails." Remembering those failed Democratic presidential campaigns, Joe Biden is determined not to get "Ukrained" in 2020. Since a whistleblower report last week revealed that President Donald Trump asked...
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September 24, 2019 - 1:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An Army veteran deported to Mexico in 2018 says he's overwhelmed to be granted permission to re-enter the country for another chance to become a U.S. citizen. Immigration officials granted Miguel Perez Jr. a two-week parole for a Chicago immigration hearing. He has a green card as a...
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