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DNA Wanted from Veterans Who Served in Korea

By Debbie Gregory. The international adoption of Korean children began in 1953. Comprised mostly of mixed race children, some 200,000 Korean children were surrendered to orphanages, with more than 50% of those adoptees being sent to the United States.  Most of the mixed race children were born to Korean women and American or UN soldiers. […]

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Military Women Protest in Support of the #MeToo Movement

By Debbie Gregory. January 8, 2018 was a momentous date in the lives of a group of military sexual assault survivors, as the #MeToo movement spread from politics to Hollywood to the media and finally to the military. With messages such as “Denial is not a policy” and “Veterans demand reform,” protesters stood their ground […]

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Vietnam Veteran, Wrongfully Convicted of Double Murder, Plans to Work With Veterans

By Debbie Gregory. Navy veteran Craig Coley was wrongfully convicted of a double murder on Veterans Day in 1978. The son of a Los Angeles police officer, Coley, now 70-years-old, has been exonerated and released from prison, and will continue to serve his fellow veterans. Coley, who created a veterans organization while incarcerated, said that’s […]

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Memberships in Veteran Service Organizations on the Decline

By Debbie Gregory. There appears to be a lack of interest from younger veterans when it comes to joining legacy groups like the AMVETS, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the American Legion. Membership is certainly on the decline with the deaths of WWII, Korean and Vietnam veterans, and as their membership ages and declines, […]

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Revamped Shipping Containers Provide Shelter for the Homeless

By Debbie Gregory. First there was Potter’s Field, a $6.7 million project that recycled shipping containers to create permanent supportive housing for veterans in Orange County. Building on that success, Los Angeles County has planned a shipping-container apartment complex utilizing “Cargotecture” to repurpose the workhorse cargo container. The L.A. development will be called “Hope on […]

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