Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Military families fight for better autism coverage for kids

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A retired airman who dedicated 21 years to the United States Air Force is denied medical coverage for his autisitc five-year-old daughter.   Sara Bryan was diagnosed with autism at age four. The news was devastating … Continue reading

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Veterans’ prosthetics treated as widgets in cost-cutting plan, vet says

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A plan to rein in rising prosthetic costs treats purchases of artificial limbs the same as buying cinder blocks or “mass-produced” widgets, a military veteran has cautioned U.S. lawmakers. Continue reading

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John Huston’s WWII film on PTSD at last can be viewed

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Toward the end of World War II, filmmaker John Huston produced a documentary chronicling the return of soldiers from overseas, some of who were suffering from psychoneurotic disorders — now known as PTSD. The U.S. Army, however, decided not to release the film, drawing accusations of censorship. In 2012, a viewable version of the film finally is available — for free viewing on the web. Continue reading

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Memorial in Pennsylvania cemetery will feature digital displays of the fallen

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YORK, Pa. — Plans are under way to develop a new digital war memorial in Prospect Hill Cemetery for soldiers who died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Returning veteran moves from work as ‘intel specialist’ to nurse and family man

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Gently gripping the 10-month-old’s hands, Kevin Anton helps his son balance on wobbly legs and take halting steps that soon – very soon – he will be taking on his own. Anton, finally relaxing after a week-long forced march through … Continue reading

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Twitter remembers #memorialday

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On the popular social-media site Twitter, it’s common to use “hashtags” so that it’s easy for other users can find tweets on a single topic. We collected some notable tweets from a range of organizations, posted on Memorial Day with the hashtags #memorialday and #happymemorialday. Continue reading

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What today means to the famous, in fewer than 140 characters

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On the popular social-media site Twitter, much of the chatter today is, of course, about Memorial Day. We collected some notable tweets from well-known people, to see what they had to say to their fans about what the day means to them. Continue reading

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New veterans set record for war-disability claims

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America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from … Continue reading

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Veterans remember sacrifice and friends on Memorial Day

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Veterans have a unique perspective on Memorial Day. They remember those who didn’t come home, the reasons they went to war, the friends who survived and the ones still serving.
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Iowa town’s first statue honoring female vets modeled after local hero

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GILBERTVILLE, Iowa — The first female commander of Gilbertville’s American Legion post was the perfect model for a new statue that will honor women veterans in the tiny eastern Iowa community, a park committee official said. Continue reading

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