Veterans

Famous Veteran: Charlton Heston

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Famous Veteran: Charlton Heston "You can take my rifle ... when you pry it from my cold dead hands!" Born John Charles Carter, Charlton Heston's childhood was spent mostly in wooded areas where he could act in private. His home life was stable until he turned 10, at which point his parents divorced. His mother's new husband found work in Mi... more

Upcoming Military and Veteran Job Fairs

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Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It's also a great way to make contacts. If you hear about a veteran job fair that's not on this list, let us know by emailing us at Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in. It'... more

Vietnam Vet Receives Silver Star after 45 Years

Retired 1st Lt. Phillip B. Fikes

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone gathered to honor a local veteran with the third highest military award for valor, the Silver Star, for his actions in Vietnam.  Retired 1st Lt. Phillip B. Fikes, of Huntsville, was awarded the Silver Star after 45 years during a formal ceremony hosted by Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S.... more

Army Veteran Charged in Armed Holdup

BARNSTABLE -- A 22-year-old Sandwich man who was honorably discharged from the Army about five weeks ago pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Barnstable District Court to a charge he robbed an Eastern Bank branch in Marstons Mills at gunpoint Tuesday while wearing a skeleton mask. Police are also investigating his possible connection to a bank robbe... more

Army Vet to Knife-Wielding Man: 'I Don't Want to Shoot You'

William Lawler didn't want to shoot the man who threatened his girlfriend and him with a 13-inch knife Sunday outside a Pathmark store near his Northeast Philadelphia home. But even after Lawler, 38, an Army veteran and longtime firearms instructor, showed his 9 mm Glock, the knife-wielding madman didn't want to back down. "At least a half-doz... more

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