Wounded Warriors

Report: Ex-Pentagon Wounded Warrior Boss Bullied Staff, Broke Laws

Former Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy's Principal Director Philip Burdette (left) is seen here standing for a photo with other Pentagon officials and actor Sean Astin at the Care Coordination Summit in 2011. DoD photo

The former head of the Pentagon's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office misused government resources, tried to influence a defense contract, bullied subordinates and even detailed a contractor to work as a caddy for a charity golf game, military investigators found. A Defense Department Inspector General's report released on Mond... more

Rep. Tammy Duckworth Retiring From the Military

Tammy Duckworth

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee from the Iraq War and lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is retiring from the military, the Guard said Tuesday. Duckworth, 46, from Hoffman Estates, is running for a second term in Congress, facing Republican Larry Kaifesh in the Nov. 4 election. She and her husband, Maj. Brian Bowlsb... more

Female Fan Steals Veteran's Prosthetic Leg Outside Eagle's Game

An Philadelphia Eagles helmet rests on a football on the bench prior to an NFL football game between the Eagles and the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Police are looking for a woman who stole the prosthetic leg of a street singer outside Lincoln Financial Field during Sunday night's Eagles game. Sonny Forriest Jr., a fixture outside games at the sports complex, told local television stations an "inebriated" young woman in an Eagles jersey jumped into his lap as he sat in his motorized wheelch... more

Army Vet Throws 1st Pitch Like Grenade before NLDS

Brian Keaton

WASHINGTON — An Army veteran wounded in Iraq made a unique ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the NL Division Series, crawling toward the mound and then lobbing the baseball as if it were a grenade. Retired vet Brian Keaton walked onto the grass before getting on his stomach and crawling several feet at Nationals Park on Saturday. He threw... more

From Partner to Caregiver: Wife's Story of Love, Perseverance

Former Senior Airman Jeremiah Means crosses the finish line at the Warrior Games hand-cycling event Sept. 29, 2014, at Fort Carson, Colo. He took 8th place in his category. Senior Airman Jette Carr/Air Force

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- When a couple talks about how they first met, a phrase commonly heard is, "Well, they just fell into my life." For one couple, the expression could be taken quite literally. When Jeremiah Means first met Ashley, she was tripping in front of him as she tried to rush through a doorway. He called out to her to make su... more

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