Veterans

Family in New Digs Thanks to Purple Heart Homes

SHERRILLS FORD -- Army veteran William Reese and his family moved into their new home just in time for Christmas. Their tree and decorations are up, although they have lots of unpacking to do. Reese is an Army veteran who served multiple re-enlistments from 1992 to 1996 and from 2003 to 2010. He spent many years in Iraq, where he helped protect... more

The Mighty 25: Veterans Poised To Make A Difference In 2015

Paul Rieckhoff, director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

In politics, business, advocacy, and media, there are veterans on the American landscape who have the potential to make a big difference in the months ahead. Some of them are well-known; many of them are not (but should be). The editors of We Are The Mighty looked across the community and created a diverse list of veterans who continue to serve... more

MIA Korean War Soldier Finally Buried Next to Mom

A soldier salutes during a graveside service for Anthony La Rossa in Farmingdale, N.Y., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — More than 60 years after Pfc. Anthony La Rossa went missing while serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean War, the Brooklyn native's remains have been buried next to the mother who went to her grave never knowing his fate. "It was very difficult for her. He was only a teenager and would write in his letters home how he was ... more

Search Intensifies for Marine Vet Suspected of Killing 6

A police officer runs a line near a home, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Pennsburg, Pa., where suspect Bradley William Stone is believed to have barricaded himself inside after shootings at multiple homes. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PENNSBURG, Pa. — A woman who told neighbors she feared her ex-husband would kill her was among six people found fatally shot in three suburban Philadelphia homes, and her Marine veteran former husband was on the run. Suspect Bradley Michael Stone, 35, remained at large early Tuesday, causing one local school district to close schools as a preca... more

Clay Hunt Veteran Suicide Bill Blocked in Senate by Coburn

Clay Hunt (Photo: IAVA)

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has successfully blocked a vote on a veterans' suicide bill, leaving it to backers to re-introduce the legislation next year. Coburn, who is leaving the Senate, said he opposed the $22 million Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act because it duplicated existing Department of Veterans Affairs program... more

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