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Mystery Solved: Vietnam Vet's Ashes Returned to His Son

This Thursday, May 5, 2016 photo, provided by the Florala Police Department, shows a box and a flag sitting on a table after a south Alabama police chief says a power line crew found the abandoned small pine box with a rusted lock

Paul Derek Treaster says his Vietnam-veteran father, whose ashes were discovered beside a south Alabama road, must have been looking down from above, helping to guide him back to the remains. The ashes had posed a mystery for police in the town of Florala when they were found by a power line crew four weeks ago. But the mystery solved itself Tuesday when Treaster, alerted by news reports, stopped by to claim the small pine box containing his ... more

Watch Live: Puppies That Will Grow Up To Be Service Dogs

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This article by Sarah Sicard originally appeared on Task & Purpose, a digital news and culture publication dedicated to military and veterans issues. A video feed on Explore.org is now streaming a litter of future service dogs who will grow up to help wounded vets. Looking for a distraction that is both adorable and dedicated to a good cause? Well, a litter of labrador retriever puppies is now being streamed on a live feed. Currently these p... more

Keenan Reynolds' Next Challenge Will Be Seizing a Roster Spot

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Keenan Reynolds cleared the first hurdle toward the NFL when Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recommended Friday that the Navy quarterback-turned Ravens receiver be allowed to play in 2016 while fulfilling his military obligation through service in the Naval Reserves. Reynolds' next challenge will be making the transition to a new position and role in time to crack the Ravens' regular-season roster, a task that won't be easy with the depth the... more

Iraq Veteran Jake Scallan Finds a Way out of PTSD through Cannabis

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SANTA CRUZ -- Some of the triggers are obvious -- loud noises, open spaces, the darkness of night. Others, not so much. Like roadkill. It's not that animal corpses reminded Jake Scallan of all the death that surrounded him during his deployment in Iraq. It's something more immediate, more horrifying than that. "They use to hide IEDs in dead animals," says Jake. "So (after I returned from Iraq), I would see roadkill and just gas it, drive in ... more

Trees from George W. Bush Ranch Part of Chris Kyle Memorial

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ODESSA, Texas (AP) — Four trees from ex-President George W. Bush's ranch will be part of a West Texas memorial to slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The Odessa American (http://bit.ly/1UEF2Ek ) reports crews worked Thursday to replant the live oaks in Odessa, where Kyle was born. The trees, costing more than $3,000 apiece, were purchased from Bush's ranch near Crawford. Architect Kelly Cook says the trees are symbols of... more

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