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Shifting focus: Army veteran finds pride in academic success

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SANTA CRUZ — Jeremiah Ridgeway studied filmmaking and graphic design at Pima Community College in his early 20s. But mostly, the Army veteran says, he frittered away his time. He’s not about to make the same mistake again as he … Continue reading

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Welcome Home Montrose to welcome more wounded veterans

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The Colorado town of Montrose is trying to make itself a destination for veterans and plans to host a special week in June to show them all it has to offer Continue reading

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Navy veteran writes names of 2,200 killed service members from memory

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The U.S. Navy veteran recorded the names of the military fallen from Afghanistan on a makeshift wall in downtown Fort Worth on Thursday. And he did it all from memory Continue reading

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VA study finds more veterans committing suicide

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Every day about 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, a rate that is about 20 percent higher than the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2007 estimate, according to a two-year study by a VA researcher. Continue reading

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Wounded soldier now ‘handicapable’

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Tim Kenney struggles with pain from injuries suffered in Afghanistan but continues to fight to regain the most important parts of his old life Continue reading

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National TV contestant’s combat injury claims in question

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America’s Got Talent contestant Timothy Michael Poe has found himself at the center of controversy after reports indicate he may have lied on national television about suffering injuries while deployed in Afghanistan. Poe, a former sergeant in the Minnesota National … Continue reading

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