Veterans

January 17, 2018 - 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is getting Congress' highest civilian honor on Wednesday. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party's 1996 presidential candidate, will receive the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda...
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January 17, 2018 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal. The Kansas Republican, a decorated World War II veteran and his party's 1996 presidential candidate, will receive Congress' highest honor during a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday...
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This X-ray image provided by the attorney for Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, Ct., shows a scalpel that Turner claims was left inside him after undergoing surgery in 2013 at a Veterans Administration hospital in Connecticut. The army veteran is suing the hospital after the scalpel was only discovered years later and he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. (Courtesy of FAXON Law Group via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 1:27 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S...
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January 15, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. Glenford Turner, of Bridgeport, sued the VA in U.S...
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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. The veteran firefighter was fatally injured Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said. (Philadelphia Fire Department via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 9:10 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The funeral procession for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter fatally injured in a house collapse has made its way through downtown, halting the typical hustle and bustle of the morning rush. Lt. Matthew LeTourneau's flag-draped casket lay atop an engine from his company,...
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This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Fire Department shows Lt. Matthew LeTourneau. The veteran firefighter was fatally injured Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, when a burning row home collapsed in Philadelphia and he became pinned under the debris, authorities said. (Philadelphia Fire Department via AP)
January 12, 2018 - 12:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral is scheduled for a veteran Philadelphia firefighter who was fatally injured when a burning row home collapsed last weekend. Officials say the funeral mass for Lt. Matthew LeTourneau will be held Friday at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia...
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Inmates inside Albany County jail's veteran's pod gather for a group session with Sarah Polidore, center, executive director of field services for Moral Reconation Therapy, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. Albany County's jail devotes one of its housing units for veterans, an increasingly common feature of state and county lockups as the criminal justice system focuses more on helping them reintegrate into society. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
January 10, 2018 - 12:25 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Cellblocks for veterans are an increasingly common feature of state and county lockups as the criminal justice system focuses on helping troubled former service members. Nationwide, there are 86 prisons and jails with designated veterans' housing, in systems from New York to...
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Erin Bond, back, 33, of Apple Valley, Minn., and her husband, John, right, 35, go in for a group hug with Olga Kemaeva, 34, the widow of Russian tourist Anton Kemaev, as they meet for the first time at the Residence Inn by Marriott on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2017, in North Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bond believes he received Kemaev's kidney in a transplant operation he is currently recovering from. His family found out the donor was a 35-year-old Russian who had died from a gunshot wound and Googled the information, finding Kemaev's story in recent news. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 05, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian man who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Pittsburgh last month donated his organs — and the Army National Guard veteran who received his kidney gave an emotional thank-you to the man's widow. Anton Kemaev was on a travel visa touring around the United States, and was...
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This undated photo released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office shows Matthew Riehl. The 37-year-old man was shot to death Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, after shooting at the deputies, killing one. Authorities in suburban Denver are investigating what led Riehl to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff's deputies. (Douglas County Sheriff via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 5:35 am
DENVER (AP) — He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic who deployed to Iraq. By last weekend, he lay dead in a Colorado apartment building, killed by a SWAT team after he gunned down a 29-year-old deputy. Matthew Riehl's six-year descent from a budding attorney to a gunman who...
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These sketches provided by Ira Dube of U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division soldiers were among more than a dozen done by his father, Stan Dube, during World War II. Ira Dube, found them stashed in the attic of his sister’s home. Now Ira Dube is hoping to identify the men, so he has donated 15 sketches to the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs. (Stan Dube/Ira Dube via AP)
January 04, 2018 - 12:28 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Before the Army's 27th Infantry Division was decimated in a bloody World War II battle, Stan Dube sketched portraits of his fellow soldiers. The 17 drawings were forgotten after the war and stashed in an attic for decades before being found a year ago by his son. Now,...
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