Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News May 29, 2012


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1.   DODEA initiates pilot laptop program for studentsThe Defense Department school system is issuing laptops to students in select schools, hoping the pilot program will match the success of similar programs in state schools that have made steady gains in student achievement.
2.   Symbolic stamp would support veterans programsDuring World War II, Americans of all ages shelled out dimes and dollars for the war effort. As Memorial Day approaches, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has sought to fire up that patriotic spirit with the Victory for Veterans Stamp Act. The act would provide for the sale of a 21-cent stamp to generate money for veterans programs, paying down the national debt and propping up the U.S. Postal Service.
3.   PTSD therapy reaches soldiers in the fieldJust days after a suicide attack in Afghanistan like the one in April that killed three Ohio Guardsmen and wounded five others, another fight begins — for a soldier’s mental health.

4.   Entertainer has proposal for national veterans museum in Hoffman Estates.  Chicago Daily Herald  National Veterans Museum President Joe Cantafio, who also serves as CEO of the Forgotten Heroes Foundation and entertains soldiers abroad and veterans at US hospitals with his music, said the goal of the museum and attractions surrounding it is to …

5.   Veteran Disability Claims Growing.  KEZI TV  The US Department of Veterans Affairs says the number of veterans filing for disability has grown tremendously. The VA says America’s newest veterans are filing at an historic rate. The VA reported 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars …

6.   Memorial for WWII veterans overdue.  Statesman Journal  Jim Willis is the Director of the Oregon Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs and a Vietnam combat veteran. / Special to the Statesman Journal To learn more about the Oregon World War II Memorial or to make a donation, go to

7.   Utah vets not taking advantage of benefits.  ABC 4  “I am a veteran but have never received any benefits,” Elbert Dansie, a US Army Veteran said. He said he has never had to the need to ask the department for help. Terry Schow, the Executive Director for the US Department of Veteran Affairs in Utah, …

8.   PTSD awareness mission comes to Bartlett.  Chicago Daily Herald  PTSD is an anxiety disorder one experiences after suffering something traumatic, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. “PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but they may not happen until months or years later.

9.   US must address suicides by military veterans.  The Star-Ledger –  Catholic War Veterans Post 1578 Commander Frank Tyler places a wreath on the All Wars Monument in Veteran’s Memorial Park during last year’s Memorial Day observance in Cumberland County.

10. SCSU employee to focus on veterans.  St. Cloud Times  For veteran Nicholas Garland, having a full-time staff member at St. Cloud State University working on behalf of veterans is a big deal. Garland served in the Navy for almost five years. He is a junior at St. Cloud State and is president of the student …


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