Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 15, 2013


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Norfolk Army veteran sentenced for lying about injury.  The Virginian-Pilot  A former soldier with the U.S. Army turned civilian employee of the U.S. Coast Guard was sentenced Friday to 15 months in jail for lying to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs about the extent of an old service injury. Ronnie Ferebee, 56, pleaded …

Navy SEALs honor Va. Beach man for D-Day braveryAlfred Palacios looked perplexed under his Navy-decorated baseball cap. His left arm was missing. So were several of his teeth, and most of his memories, robbed in recent years by dementia.
New VA mental health center puts veterans and families under one roofAt a new VA mental health facility in New York, veterans go to the right, their families to the left — and their doctors meet in the middle.
Conduct at issue as military officers face a new peer reviewScandals plaguing the leadership of the U.S. military have led to a new effort in which peers of general and flag officers, as well as those they lead, now will evaluate them.
20 years later, Fort Gillem contamination still spreadingIn the early 1990s the U.S. Army discovered hazardous chemicals dumped at Fort Gillem seeping into residential wells. Two decades later, officials say the Army still hasn’t done enough to clean up carcinogens that are migrating from groundwater into surface water and, potentially, into the air residents breathe.
Executive director of Arlington National Cemetery leavingKathryn Condon will step down from Arlington National Cemetery at the end of May after overseeing reforms at an iconic but troubled national landmark.
After suicide attempt, combat veteran finds his voiceJust before dawn, Andrew O’Brien flipped his laptop open, turned on his webcam and prepared to tell the world the most personal story of his life.
Sailor who survived deadly cancer re-enlists in NavyTold he likely wouldn’t survive a rare bone cancer, John Dusseau beat the odds and promptly re-enlisted in the Navy for four more years, after he was declared free of cancer.
Montford Point Marines welcome latest artifact to “The Greasy Spoon”A 90 millimeter M1A1 anti-aircraft weapon system was delivered to the Montford Point Museum aboard Camp Johnson during the early morning hours on Friday. Its resting place: “The Greasy Spoon,” which is the original Montford Point mess hall and home of the museum.

WWII veteran recalls once top-secret flights over EuropeFor more than 40 years, World War II veteran Russell Bond couldn’t talk about his 33 top secret combat flight missions over Europe with the Office of Strategic Service as a Carpetbagger

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