Wounded Warriors

Last-Minute Senate Fight Snares Repeal of VA Fertility Treatment Ban

Father and baby hand in hand.

WASHINGTON -- Congress was poised Thursday to lift a 24-year ban on wounded veterans receiving fertility treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs following a landmark agreement between the House and Senate. But repeal of the ban, which would be a hard-fought victory for thousands of veterans hoping to start families, was sti... more

Air Force Family Wounded in Brussels Airport Attack Back in States

People walk away from the broken windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels after an explosion on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez and his four children, who were gravely wounded in the Brussels airport terror attack that killed wife and mother Gail Minglana Martinez, are back in the U.S. while undergoing lengthy rehabilitation. The non-profit Building Homes for Heroes group, which modifies and builds homes for wounded veterans, said Wedne... more

New Home Latest in 'Fairy Tale Transformation' for Wounded Marine

Lance Cpl. Larry Bailey in Sangin, Afghanistan, on June 28, 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Christopher M. Burke)

Not many people would consider what happened to Marine Cpl. Larry Bailey a happy story, but his father prefers to look at the way life changed for his son after his catastrophic battle injuries. The younger Bailey lost his left hand and both legs below the knee in an explosion in Afghanistan. That was in June 2011, when his unit was kicking of... more

Marine Colonel Sentenced to Two Months in Misconduct Case

Col. T. Shane Tomko

The former commander of the Marines' Wounded Warrior Regiment will do jail time in a case centered around a downward spiral of misconduct that his defense attorneys attributed to severe combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. Col. T. Shane Tomko, 53, was sentenced to two months and a $20,000 fine, which was suspended to $10,000 after ple... more

Marine Colonel Pleads Guilty to DUI, Steroid Use at Court-Martial

Col. T. Shane Tomko

The former commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico, Virginia, may face up to a two-and-a-half year sentence after pleading guilty at a Friday court-martial to having an unduly familiar relationship with a female subordinate, violating military protective orders, and consuming alcohol and steroids unlawfully. Col. T. ... more

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