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WWII Veteran’s story published nearly 60 years after his death

My American Odyssey is based on a short story that my grandfather, Donald Byers, wrote about his stateside basic training several years after his discharge from the United States Army.

Memorial Day

Air Force Veteran encourages the rediscovering of Memorial Day’s true meaning

Memorial Day, a holiday to honor those who gave their lives for our country, has evolved into a day recognized primarily through parades, barbecues, drinks and discounts. This Air Force Veteran believes we can rediscover the meaning of this special day

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VA announces new strategic partnerships to advance solutions for TBI and PTSD

Designed to promote forward-thinking dialogue and innovative collaboration among private industry as well as national professional sports organizations around the issue of brain health, the VA hosted its second annual Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion summit, which kicked off Wednesday at Harvard University.

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Rod Odgers VOD


This week we honor is Navy Veteran Rodney “Rod” Odgers.

Rod served in the Navy from 1954 to 1958 as a hospital corpsman, second class. He was hand-picked as the leading psychiatric technician for a pioneer program at the Yokosuka Naval Hospital in Japan.

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Nominate a special Veteran as #VeteranOfTheDay

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to us with as much information as you can put together. Click on the picture to the left for an overview of how to put together a great #VeteranOfTheDay package.

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