Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 12, 2012


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1.   In this department, every day is Veterans Day, says Shinseki. “Today, America honors the men and women whose profound acts of citizenship — service in the armed forces of the United States of America — have safeguarded our country for 237 years and guaranteed our rights as Americans to choose our leaders …
2.   Video: A 237th birthday look at the Marine Corps War MemorialTwo prominent Marines talk about one of the Corps’ most hallowed symbols — the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington, Va., which depicts the famed flag-raising on Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

3.   John A. Scocos: Take time to remember all veterans have done.  La Crosse Tribune Next week the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will celebrate the gift of freedom Ingman gave us as we unveil a monument at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis., to the state’s 62 Medal of Honor recipients. These are just two stories of …

4.   Preservation of World War II veterans’ stories sought.  Norwich Bulletin  In statistics posted a year ago this month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimated that 1.7 million American World War II veterans were still alive, but dying at a rate of about 740 per day. If accurate, that estimate means fewer than 1.5 …

5.   Battleship curators keep history alive for veterans.  Last Modified: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 1:07 p.m.. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the median age for an American World War II veteran is 89. Of the 16 million members of the U.S. armed services between 1941 and 1945, only …

6.   Brothers-in-arms: Veterans see need for more ‘peer-to-peer’ care services.  Appleton Post Crescent  Bombs blasted his mine-resistant vehicle four times. Now 33, his body broken, Tennessen relies on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care. But that, too, was a battle. Like many returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, Tennessen found …

7.   Va. Judge OKs US Army Veteran’s License Plate.  ABA Journal  A Virginia judge has ruled that the state department of motor vehicles exceeded its authority last year when revoked a former U.S. Army sergeant’s vanity license plate, which could be considered to make an offensive racial reference. However, Circuit …

 8.   Remember what veterans have given.  Greenville News  There are 23 million veterans in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These are people — many of them volunteers — who have selflessly served their country. Regardless of whether they served in wartime or peace …

9.   Alaska offers various health services for veterans.  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  In recognition of Veterans Day, the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services’ Rural Veterans Health Access Program, in collaboration with the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Alaska …
10.  Missing war records complicate benefit claims by Iraq, Afghanistan vetsField records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, needed to document combat injuries, disability claims and the simple history of both wars, were never kept, were destroyed or simply cannot be found, a ProPublica-Seattle Times investigation has found.


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