Veterans

Famous Veteran: Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy

"Live long and prosper": that was the catchphrase for Mr. Spock from the classic sci-fi show Star Trek, and the legendary actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy certainly lived long and prospered before passing away on the morning of February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to two Jewish immigrants from Sovi... more

Legion: Choice Card No Substitute for Veterans Hospitals Long Term

Doctor with an elderly patient.

The country's largest veterans' service organization told Congress on Wednesday that it supports giving veterans access to private sector care when necessary, but will not accept any move to privatize Veterans Affairs Department healthcare. "The American Legion applauded emergency legislation to allow veteran patients to use non-VA providers if... more

VA Secretary Apologizes for Misstating Military Record

Robert McDonald

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military's special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim while speaking to a homeless veteran during a segment that aired last month on "CBS Evening News." In a statement released Monday by the VA, McDonald said: "While I was in L... more

Veterans Slam McDonald for Lying about Serving in Special Forces

VA Secretary Robert McDonald speaks at a news conference at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. McDonald discussed his visits at VA facilities across the country and outlined his priorities.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

The American Legion on Tuesday called out Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald for lying about having served in the Army Special Forces, the toughest criticism yet of what McDonald called an "inaccurate" statement. "I am greatly concerned that he would lie about his service, regardless of the circumstance," Legion National Commander Micha... more

VA Fits Amputee with Advanced Mechanical Arm

Just two days after getting a new high-tech prosthetic left hand and forearm, Iraq War triple amputee Hilario Bermanis II can pick up an M&M between thumb and forefinger, and he's pretty happy with that. The 32-year-old Army veteran wraps his hand around another with just the right amount of pressure for a handshake. His newly mobile mechanical... more

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