By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs has paid a Vietnam veteran $550,000 to settle his allegation that because of a three-year delay in treatment, he suffered life-shortening heart damage. Air Force veteran John Porter, 68, of Greenfield, Iowa sued the VA in federal court in after he says VA staff overlooked a test […]
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By Debbie Gregory. It’s long been referred to as a band of brothers, and more recently, a band of brothers and sisters. While not related by blood, the same concept remains: watch out for each other. It’s a kinship that’s often forged under the worst of circumstances. For that reason, veteran organizations are encouraging veterans […]
By Debbie Gregory. An Army veteran with a terminal illness has a final wish that we can all help with. Lee Hernandez suffers from a debilitating condition that was deemed terminal after three brain surgeries failed to identify the cause. One day, Lee asked his wife and caregiver, Ernestine Hernandez, to hold onto his phone […]
By Debbie Gregory. Many knew Bill Dana as “José Jiménez” the popular character he created on The Steve Allen Show in the 1950s and continued to perform throughout his career. Dana died June 15th at his home in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 92. Born William Szathmary and a Massachusetts native of Hungarian-Jewish descent, […]
By Debbie Gregory. Two men, both of whom served their country, one a veteran and one an active duty servicemember, lost their lives just days apart, both under tragic circumstances. On Friday, May 26th, Army veteran Ricky Best was stabbed when he stood up to Jeremy Joseph Christian in defense of a girl wearing a […]
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