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Purpose Prize honors groups aiding veterans, inmates’ kids

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In 2005, when retired Navy Capt. Ed Nicholson was a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he noticed a lot of wounded warriors around him. He had been planning to spend his retirement relaxing and doing some recreational fishing, … Continue reading

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Veterans the GOP wants to ignore (column)

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Remember during the government shutdown how Republicans helped World War II veterans storm their memorial? Remember how Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, snarled at a National Park Service ranger for trying to abide by the law and keep the memorial closed … Continue reading

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Rhode Island lawmakers want college aid for veterans

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Gov. Lincoln Chafee and members of the General Assembly detailed proposals that they said would help veterans return to civilian life in Rhode island. Continue reading

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Utah aims to better serve its veterans

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Veterans ignorant of — or bewildered by — an array of services offered by state agencies in Utah will have an easier go of it under proposed legislation. Continue reading

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Oakland Iraq veteran finds meaning in music

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Veteran Emily Yates found rhythm in her soul while visiting Ghana. Continue reading

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Iraq veteran feels a kinship with anti-war group

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Despite her time in the military, Emily Yates finds sense of belonging with people from Iraq Veterans Against the War Continue reading

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Record number of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans head to Congress

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A record 16 veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan were elected to Congress on Tuesday night and two more veterans remained locked in races that were too close to call Wednesday. Continue reading

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Iraq, Afghanistan veteran lends his leadership to Clemson football

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During an October game against Georgia Tech, Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd was having an “off” moment. So he sought out teammate Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, for a quick talk. Continue reading

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Injured Iraq SEAL creates custom clothes for wounded warriors

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After he was badly wounded in Iraq, Navy SEAL Jason Redman faced 37 surgeries and considerable therapy. It was some of the more-mundane indignities of his recovery that gave Redman an idea. Continue reading

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Iraq veterans light up their own Patriot Cigars shop

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At the end of the day — sometimes as late as midnight, when the temperature cooled to the 90s in the northern desert of Iraq — Jacob Ives and Kirk Chalmers would light up cigars and talk about their plans after leaving the Army. Continue reading

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