Connecting Vets

On the 19th Anniversary of 9/11, a Military Working Dog and His Marine Handler Were Reunited

A military working dog and his Marine Corps veteran handler were reunited by American Humane on the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Nation's Oldest Known WWII Vet Turns 111

America’s oldest known living World War II veteran turned 111 years old on Sept. 12. Lawrence Brooks served as a support worker in the predominantly Black American 91st Engineer Battalion and reached the rank of private first class.
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VA, Elizabeth Dole Foundation Team Up to Provide Respite Care for Military Caregivers

The VA has partnered with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to launch a new program giving family caregivers access to no-cost, short-term aid to help those caring for wounded, ill or injured veterans or service members in their homes during COVID-19.
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After Spike in Army COVID-19 Cases, Leadership Warns Troops to 'Stay Vigilant'

In response to a recent spike in Army COVID-19 cases, Army leadership advised “vigilance” and “discipline.” At the moment, the Army’s COVID-19 curve is far from flattened.
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American COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses U.S. Troop Deaths in World War I

In the two years the United States fought in WWI, more than 116,500 service members died. The COVID-19 pandemic has now claimed nearly 118,000.
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COVID-19 Grounds Honor Flights for the Rest of the Year

The Honor Flight Network announced on Friday that it will extend its mandatory suspension of all trips through 2020 due to continued uncertainty around COVID-19.
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Marine Vet Who Stood in Protest Against Police Brutality Until Shoes Melted Pens Open Letter

US Marine veteran Todd Winn pens an open letter after protesting police brutality by standing until his shoes melted. Winn wore a mask that said “I Can’t Breathe.”
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WWII Vet Who Lived Through Great Depression On Coronavirus: 'We Will Prevail'

As coronavirus turns our world completely upside, a Westchester County resident who has lived through some of the darkest chapters of modern history says keep your chin up, we will get through this.
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Meet the World War II Veterans Who Will Participate in the Super Bowl LIV Coin Toss

Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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