Paducah, KY – A U.S. veteran who lost both his legs in an Iraqi roadside bomb explosion in 2004 will begin a new career because his compelling and indomitable spirit moved a total stranger to give back to those who have served our country. The Kentucky soldier and the founder of one of the nation’s […]
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Though Melanie Troxel was born around the time the Vietnam War was ending, the importance of the crucial mission she has been selected to carry out isn’t lost on her. Troxel, the defending CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals champion, will drive a Top Fuel dragster this weekend in Pomona dedicated to the Vietnam War veterans […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is a release from Veterans for America: Veterans for America strongly supports Senator Byrd’s resolution introduced today, which states that Congress must approve any offensive military action by the United States against another nation. In recent weeks, the Bush administration has taken steps that hint at the possibility of […]
HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With military conflicts now raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, an increasing number of veterans are returning home with serious and disabling injuries. Many of these veterans have lost limbs or suffered the devastating effects of traumatic brain injuries. Under current federal law, these veterans are entitled to veterans benefits […]
LA FERIA – A federal official faced a room packed with angry military veterans Sunday at the American Legion hall, hearing a litany of problems faced by Rio Grande Valley veterans seeking health care. Former soldiers, sailors, Marines and Air Force personnel confronted Timothy P. Shea, medical center director of the South Texas Veterans Health […]
OLYMPIA – Washington State soldiers are battling an unseen enemy in their hometowns – discrimination. State lawmakers want to provide them with the weapon they need to win this battle. A proposed bill would add veterans and people with military status to an existing law banning discrimination in matters of employment, credit, insurance and property […]
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new charitable program will transport troops, veterans and families affected by military deployment in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. At a recent news conference, Edward R. Boyer, CEO and president of Mercy Medical Airlift, announced the implementation and benefits of Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV). ACV […]
Beccy Cole sings “Poster Girl” in response to some of her fans who disagree with her supporting the Diggers, the Australian soldiers fighting in The Long War.
DECATUR, MI. – Drag racing philanthropist Evan Knoll will deliver a long overdue salute to America’s military veterans during the 2007 NHRA POWERade Series season using an 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragster as his billboard. Knoll will honor all Vietnam Veterans with the entry driven by popular Melanie Troxel, which will compete in all 23 NHRA […]
The fate of inpatient care at the Veterans Administration Northern Indiana Health Care System, 2121 Lake Ave., still hangs in the balance, but one local woman is fighting to ensure that the local hospital continues to provide inpatient care to the thousands of men and women who served this country. In May 2004, the VA […]