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For paralyzed Vietnam Veteran, football is more than a game

In the halls of a VA hospital in San Antonio, this time of year is exciting for most fans, but for Vietnam Veteran, Cowboys fan and self-proclaimed student of the game, Don Townsend, football is a way of life.

 

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Army Veteran spends his days comforting the dying

The 67-year-old Vietnam-Era Veteran now spends his days doing quieter work.  He’s a housekeeping aide at the Denver VA’s Community Living Center. But his custodial skills are not his primary contribution to the hospital.   Over the last nine years Scadden has developed another skill:  comforting Veterans in their final hours.

VA to recognize tribal organizations as Veteran representatives

Native Americans serve in the military among the highest rate, per capita, compared to other groups and our nations honor the place of tribal warriors in our communities and our culture on a daily basis. But for Veterans living within or near tribal communities, it can sometimes be difficult to receive representation for benefit claims.

 

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This week we honor Navy Veteran Eugene “Gene” Cernan.

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, a kid from a blue collar family, Gene had a dream to fly. After getting his degree in electrical engineering, he commissioned in the U.S. Navy through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at Purdue University.


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