Former Navy Pilot Sues US Government over Bipolar Diagnosis


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A former Navy pilot has filed a $35 million lawsuit against the federal government alleging that a Veterans Affairs doctor misdiagnosed him with a mental illness that caused him to lose his ability to fly commercial airplanes and be wrongly treated for the disorder for a decade. William Royster, 53, of Kansas City, said in t... more

VA Unaware of Prudential 'Profiteering' off Veteran Insurance Payouts

Department of Veterans Affairs

The Veterans Affairs Department was not aware that Prudential Insurance encouraged its counselors to keep casualty pay-out monies in-house as a way to boost company profits, or that its agents were schooled to try to change the minds of surviving family members who sought a traditional lump-sum payment. Prudential's practices came to light l... more

Veterans Day Concert in Chicago

CBS Radio's acoustic Stars and Strings concert is set for Nov. 11 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Ill., with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Folds of Honor, which provides educational support to the spouses and children of soldiers who have been injured or killed in service to the United States. Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Gary Alla... more

March in Veterans Day Parade

Every year New York City hosts the nation's largest Veterans Day parade, and local American Legion posts want as many Legion family members as possible to participate. The 2015 "America's Parade" will start at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Nov. 11 at Fifth Avenue and 26th Street, and will proceed up Fifth Avenue to 52nd Street. The total distance ... more

'Triple Nickels' Veteran Retired 1st Sgt. Manuel Rucker Dies

Members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, or 'Triple Nickels,' are briefed before takeoff from Fort Dix, N.J., in this file photo from 1947. (National Archives)

One of the nation's first black paratroopers, retired 1st Sgt. Manuel Rucker, has died. First Sgt. Rucker, an active member of the Samuel Council Chapter of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, spent much of his later years talking to students about his former unit and the discrimination it faced in a still-segregated Army. First Sgt. Ruc... more

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