Veterans

Vietnam War Veterans Reunite after 50 Years of Searching

WILKES-BARRE -- Two veterans of the Vietnam War, platoon mates who for decades tried to find one another after surviving one of the nation's deadliest wars, sat face-to-face Sunday for the first time in a half century. Wayne Short and Robert Toporek, who were among the first Army ground troops deployed to Vietnam in the spring of 1965, brought ... more

Combat Vets Paddle Against PTSD

Twenty-two combat vets are paddling through 175 miles of South Carolina wilderness to generate support for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder sufferers. Fox News.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Twenty-two combat vets are paddling through the South Carolina wilderness on a rugged 175 mile course from Columbia to Charleston. "When I first came out here, we started as a bunch of individuals just thinking we were gonna kayak," said A.J. McIntyre, a former Marine who served in Iraq. "But I tell you — over the last five,... more

University of Fla. Suspends Frat over Abuse of Wounded Vets

  U.S. Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., salute wounded warriors along a parade route as they take part in the Warrior Beach Retreat.U.S. Air Force

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication... more

2015 VA Disability Compensation Rates

Department of Veterans Affairs

The following tables show the 2015 VA compensation rates for veterans with a disability rating 10 percent or higher. (Effective Dec. 1, 2014) Dependents Allowance: In addition veterans entitled to compensation whose disability is rated as 30 percent or more, shall be entitled to additional compensation for dependents as follows (monthly amount... more

Navy Vet Visits College Campus to Reconnect with Vintage Airplane

AMERICUS -- Bob Kenyon from Ohio had the opportunity to spend some time on the campus of South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) in Americus recently and reconnect with the airplane that he flew in as a young serviceman in the Navy over 53 years earlier. Kenyon joined the Navy at age 17 after graduating from high school. He spent 1959 to 1962 as... more

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