Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Grieving El Paso mother still dreams of her son Ruben Estrella-Soto’s return

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See more photos of The 507th: 10 years later Amalia Estrella still cries, still begs for answers and now despises the war in Iraq that killed her oldest son and nearly destroyed her family. “They’ve left us mutilated,” she said, … Continue reading

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Ambush still haunts former Iraq War POW Shoshana Johnson

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See more photographs of The 507th: 10 years later Two small dogs barked playfully and jumped up and down inside the otherwise quiet El Paso suburban home where ex-POW Shoshana Johnson lives with her daughter. Although the home offers a … Continue reading

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TSA eases security rules for wounded troops, veterans

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Wounded veterans and active-duty troops will move through airport security with a bit more ease beginning this week because of a new airport-security policy. Continue reading

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Bills would allow in-state South Carolina tuition for veterans

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Legislators want to make it easier for veterans to go to college in South Carolina by paying tuition at in-state rates, though bills differ on how to do that. Continue reading

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Ohio AG probe: Veteran service groups misused $10M

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A state investigation alleging more than $10 million in charitable funds held by veterans services organizations for job training and other services was misused also found that some veterans posts in Ohio set up fake career centers instead of using the money to help unemployed veterans. Continue reading

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Ohio begins first observance of Vietnam Veterans Day

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State officials say Ohio is one of about 35 states with an official Vietnam Veterans Day. Continue reading

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Ceremony breaks ground for Vietnam Monument in Texas

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Veterans gathered to witness the groundbreaking of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument. Continue reading

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Hormel CEO making donation for military families

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The head of Austin-based Hormel Foods is presenting a $50,000 donation to a home for families of patients at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.
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Amputee veteran helps train troops for war

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Producer Stu Segall, best known for the TV show “Silk Stalkings,” started Strategic Operations more than a decade ago to offer the military what it calls “hyper-realistic” training by using movie-making special effects and actors. Continue reading

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Marine choreographs performances out of war experiences

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Marine Roman Baca raises awareness of veterans’ issues through ballet. Continue reading

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