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US soldiers from the 2nd Ranger Battalion surround German prisoners on June 6, 1944 on the Pointe du Hoc located on a cliff which overlooks Omaha Beach after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

90-Year-Old WWII Vet Receives High School Diploma At Graduation

Nearly 70 years after storming Omaha Beach on D-Day, a World War II veteran became a high school graduate.

05/23/2014

A homeless veteran receives services during a Veterans Stand Down event. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Event Helping Military Veterans

Hot meals, showers, medical and dental care are just some of the services homeless and at-risk vets can get today and tomorrow as part of the 11th annual Veteran’s Stand Down.

03/19/2014

Veterans congregate for doughnuts and coffee. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Funds Approved To Reduce Veteran’s Claim Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs is getting more money to deal with its backlog of disability claims.

10/23/2013

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Iraq War Veteran Misses New Mexico Football Game, $2,000 Prize

An Iraq war veteran and double amputee missed out on a $2,000 prize at a New Mexico State University football game.

10/02/2013

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New Jobs Program Helps Local Veterans

Goodwill of Southern Nevada is launching a new effort to help local veterans find jobs.

01/11/2013

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Casinos Honor Wounded Warriors

More than fifty soldiers wounded while serving their country are getting special recognition in Las Vegas.

11/09/2012

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Local Wounded Veteran Gets Own Home

An Iraq war veteran is now the proud owner of a mortgage-free home. Ignacio Cruz suffered injuries while serving overseas.

09/20/2012

Screen shot of Leo Dunson's Facebook page. (credit: Facebook)

Give Me A Beat: War Vet Uses Rap To Combat PTSD

On one of the many days Leo Dunson wanted to die, the Iraq veteran put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger.

05/15/2012

File photo of Home Depot store. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Justice Department Sues Home Depot For Firing Iraq War Veteran

The Justice Department sued Home Depot on Thursday, alleging that the home-improvement retailer broke the law by firing an Iraq war veteran and National Guard reservist from a northern Arizona store.

04/06/2012

File photo of a chalk outline. (Photo: OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP, ACLU Want Probes Of Vegas Police Slaying

The NAACP in Las Vegas wants a federal probe and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is calling for an independent investigation of a police shooting that killed an unarmed 43-year-old Gulf War veteran behind the wheel of his car in a Las Vegas condominium complex.

12/14/2011

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