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[ABOVE] Vietnam-era Veteran uses new knees to “Escape from Alcatraz”


Veteran glided in behind enemy lines on D-Day

June 6 was the 74th anniversary of D-Day, when we pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice at Normandy and honor those who lived to fight another day. Here is the story of one brave Veteran who was there.

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Army Veteran got his life – and his daughter back – thanks to VA’s Compensated Work Therapy program

Across from Craig Robbins’ desk in his large office in the VA Palo Alto carpentry building is a picture of his daughter at her eighth grade graduation. For Robbins, pictured above, that photo is more than office d├ęcor, it’s a reminder of what pushed him to change his life for the better years ago.

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Veterans Legacy Program: 2nd Lt. Sidney Malatsky, Army Air Corps bombardier who never made it home

2nd Lt. Sidney Jacob Malatsky served as a bombardier in the European Theater during World War II. He was born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His Jewish parents immigrated from Russia in 1900.  As a student, Malatsky achieved a number of scholastic achievements before graduating from Chelsea High School.

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This week we honor Army Veteran Lissette Lister. Lissette served from 2004 to 2010.

Lissette served as a logistics specialist and was on active duty for six and a half years. She began her military career in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard, but decided to enlist in active duty and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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