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Nebraska soldier refurbishes bicycles for ‘love of the kids’

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Don Coleman estimates the “MAD DADS” program has given away more than 9,000 bicycles since the program began in 1992. Continue reading

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Loose change at airports may help finance upgrades to military lounges

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Rather than sitting unused, lawmakers say they’d rather see loose change go for high-definition televisions and free snacks for veterans at airport military lounges. Continue reading

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Underwater treadmills help wounded troops

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Seth, a nine-year member of the Army special forces, credits an underwater treadmill with helping him recover from injuries suffered in Afghanistan. Supporters dove in to try underwater treadmills at a recent Pennsylvania fundraiser for wounded troops. Continue reading

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‘There’s no words’ – Injured Iraq veteran receives new home

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Marine Alex Del Rio lost both of his legs in a devastating IED attack in Iraq that he said cost him half of his men. Continue reading

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Retired Marine makes, sells chocolate to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

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If you’re looking for a sweet way to help out some wounded servicemen then look no further than retired Marine Sgt. Charlie Moore and his business Chocolates for Charity. Started by Moore in March 2012, it donates all of its profits to the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured service members integrate successfully back into society. Continue reading

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New Bay Area group welcomes veterans home, offers help

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Last month, Michael Peacock, an Army veteran who saw combat in Iraq, felt a twinge in his right leg. Four days later it was so sore he could barely walk. En route to a VA clinic, the pain got so bad he couldn’t drive. Continue reading

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Injured Iraq veteran turned anger into energy to help others

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Before he went to Iraq as a National Guard Army medic, Chris Kreiger had a house in Niagra County, New York, with a porch, a pool and a garage. Continue reading

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Fly-fishing veterans catch support from Healing Waters

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A fly-fishing trip in Blair County, Penn., turned troubled veteran Robert Gil’s life around. Continue reading

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Wanted: Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who rock

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Wanted: Iraq and Afghanistan veterans ready to rock for a good cause. Continue reading

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‘Real blessing’ for injured Iraq veteran – revamped back yard

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Severely wounded Iraq veteran Brian Vargas no longer has to stare at the dirt and seemingly endless growth of waist-high weeds in his backyard – thanks to caring donors and volunteers. Continue reading

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