Wounded Warriors

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

Obama Includes Two NCOs in Delegation for Afghan Inauguration

Marine Cpl. Miroslav “Mike” Kazimir and his wife Marcela credit a strong military medical system and a devotion to each other with helping them after Kazimir was severely wounded in Afghanistan. Donna Miles/DoD photo

Ghani's inauguration Monday followed a bitterly contested election and runoff against Abdullah Abdullah that delayed and threatened to derail conclusion of a new Bilateral Security Agreement with the U.S. and a separate agreement with NATO for a continued presence of more than 10,000 allied troops next year. Both Ghani and Abdullah have pl... more

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