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Man Receives Lost Wallet 35 Years Later

Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News

When Gean Brown Jr. misplaced his wallet while installing pipes in the attic of a Kansas home around 1976-77, he thought it was gone forever. But ...

WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, 68 Years Late

Forest Hills Patch | Posted 02.10.2012 | Impact

Arno Heller, a Rego Park resident and World War II veteran, earned a Bronze Star for his commitment to duty — it just came a little late. During ...

NY Woman Beats Rare Eye Disease, Donates Disability Checks To Those In Need

Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

After overcoming a rare eye disease, Cassy Rivera is seeing things more clearly. Grateful to have had her eyesight restored, Rivera, a Brooklyn mot...

Conn. Man Protects 1,000 Acres Of Trails

Tolland Patch | Posted 01.19.2012 | Impact

Tolland resident Ken Hankinson has an important mission with some serious obstacles; he wants to conserve Tolland's open space and natural beauty with...

WWII Vet Gets Recognition 66 Years Late

AP | By JOSH LOFTIN | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact

By JOSH LOFTIN, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY -- More than six decades after being freed from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, a Utah veteran was...

My Dad Sarge

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Rick Tumlinson

My dad (like every vet I have ever met) is heavily defined by his military service. They are soldiers. It is not something they did. It is not a job they held. It is who they are.

"Ghost Ship Sails Through Night And Day"

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 01.11.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

There's rumor of an ancient story of the privateer Dash, which was lost in a gale in 1815 off the coast of Maine. Since her disappearance, she has been sighted multiple times -- plain as day with her name visible on the hull.

Disability Employment Awareness Month: A Call To Hire Disabled Vets

Jim Gibbons | Posted 12.08.2011 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

As a person who is blind, I often talk about the value of hiring people with disabilities. That is because they are uniquely equipped to confront chal...

POTUS Makes it Clear: Hiring Vets Is Good Business

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

12.4 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan vets are unemployed as of July. In real numbers, that's 232,000 new veterans struggling to find work. That's a number small enough that if our nation really focused on it, we could make a real dent.

Let The Terminally Ill Decide

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Uncle Ed was what you would call a man's man. A Korean War Veteran, he was nothing if not a planner. Yet at 84, we could not help but wonder who should make the decisions?

Veteran Unemployment Rate Soars

latimes.com | Los Angeles Times | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

Unemployment among recently returned veterans, already in double digits, is poised to get worse as more soldiers return from Iraq and Afghanistan....

Vet Killed on Coaster: Questions Swirl After Fall at Theme Park

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 09.09.2011 | New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 208-foot-tall roller coaster in upstate New York remained closed Sunday amid questions about the falling death of an Iraq war ...

WATCH: Disabled Veteran's Charity Home Blocked By Homeowners Association

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Even after laying his life on the line for the country, and sustaining injuries because of it, Sean Gittens couldn't get the charity house he was offe...

The Importance Of Giving Veterans A Voice

Leila Levinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leila Levinson

Civilians have a critical role to pay in helping veterans and their families heal from war. Dedicating virtual and real space to veterans for storytelling would help them break free of their silence.

SBA's New Web Site Is a Clunker

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a cadre of talented staff whose goal is to help small-business owners succeed. Yet, if there was ever a way to tell someone to not go into business, their newly redesigned website is it.

NEW BATTLE: Recent Vets Face Grim Job Prospects

washingtonpost.com | Michael A. Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the seven months that he was stationed in Iraq, Joe Janssen served as an assaultman, a job that involved manning the turret gun in a Humvee and...

The Army-Navy Game: Transcending Sports and Politics

PhillyPhanatics.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
PhillyPhanatics.com

I am a liberal Democrat who is opposed to the War in Afghanistan, was against the War in Iraq, and protested against the Vietnam War years ago. I guess you could call me a pacifist. But I love watching the Army-Navy game.

Salute To Service: Veteran Jason Hurd Shares His Open Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Jason Hurd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

Salute To Service: Veteran Paula Broadwell Shares Her Letter To America

The Huffington Post | Paula Broadwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Veterans Day, Huffington Post Impact and Causecast present Salute To Service, a week-long series honoring the remarkable men and women of ...

This Veterans Day, Let's Show Our Vets We've Got Their Backs

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Rieckhoff

It doesn't matter if you voted for the Green Party or the Tea Party, live in Boston or the Bayou; Veterans Day is about uniting as a country and supporting our nation's troops and veterans.

Books For Remembering The Last Good War

Lena Tabori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lena Tabori

On Veteran's Day 2010, my tendency is to remember World War II. Here are my personal favorites that bring back a mix of emotions, given my father's own involvement and the pride I also have over the books I've published.

Vet Logs 10,000 Volunteer Hours At WWII Museum

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW ORLEANS — The National World War II Museum is honoring a man who parachuted behind Nazi lines on D-Day. But Tom Blakey is being recognized f...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Return Stolen Purple Heart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When burglars broke into 89-year-old Michael Demich's home last week, they stole his priceless Purple Heart medal, that he earned after being wounded ...

Make September 11th a Day to Remember, Not One to Practice Intolerance

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

In past weeks, IAVA has been disappointed to see the politicization of September 11th and the decision by some Americans to use this holiday as a peg to promote hate, intolerance and extremism. We will not stand for this.

BP: Stop Hurting National Security, Start Paying for National Guard GI Bill Benefits

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

While BP takes advantage of this overused security force, allowing our military's performance at home and abroad to suffer, they aren't even ensuring our troops get the benefits they have earned.