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Previously missing Korean War Veteran finally laid to rest

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Pfc Albert E Atkins

 

On May 23, 1951, Atkins was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, when his unit was attacking enemy forces near Mae-Bong, South Korea. The regiment’s mission was to secure Hill 911. As the company prepared to assault the hill, Atkins and two other soldiers from his company were reported missing in action.

Veterans Creating a Brighter Future

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Brighter Future

 

At first, when presented with coloring books, Army Veteran Giles Diggs, 60, thought of a million things he’d rather do. “I wasn’t interested in coloring books,” said Diggs, whose life changed due to illness and injury in ways that caused him to be unable to focus on or sit with anything for any length of time. “But I did it anyway.”

The Emperor's New VA

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Emperors new VA

 

Like the silent townspeople in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” many health-care professionals who have worked within the Veterans Health Administration likely have realized an unsettling truth but have been unwilling to speak out: that the wait list scandal of 2014 and every disturbing report of VA failings since are not aberrations in an otherwise sound institution.

Wreaths Across America Event to Honor Veterans at VA National Cemeteries

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Xmas Wreath

 

This Saturday, Dec. 16, volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember America’s Veterans at more than 100 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries as part of the annual Wreaths Across America event.

Letter: Medicare and Social Security are not entitlements

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Med and SS are not Entitlements

 

We need to change the term used for Social Security and Medicare. They are not “entitlements.” Entitlement suggests a benefit that is given without merit. Excuse me. I have paid for my Social Security throughout my working life. My Social Security is taxed, and my Medicare payment is subtracted from my Social Security check each month.

Community, VA social worker help Veteran rebuild home destroyed by fire

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Arthur Shelton

 

On the coldest day of the year in Dallas, the wind cut a chilly swath through the framework of smoke charred walls belonging to 75-year old VA North Texas patient, Arthur Shelton. These damaged walls once held a 50-year collection of photographs and camera gear cherished by the lifelong Dallas resident and U.S. Army Veteran.

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