Top 5 Veterans News: Feb. 10, 2018

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  1. VA Memo Nixes Plan to Shift Funding for Homeless Veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a memorandum this week that officially reverses plans to shift millions of dollars from a VA account dedicated to combating veteran homelessness.
  2. Illinois governor denies clemency for veteran facing deportation. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has denied clemency for a Chicago veteran who is facing deportation after serving two tours in Afghanistan with the US Army, CNN affiliate WLS reported.
  3. I’m an Iraq War veteran. The military doesn’t want or need Trump’s parade. Trump ordered up the parade after being impressed by the pageantry of a French military parade for Bastille Day that he attended last summer in Paris.
  4. Local Veteran to Return Japanese Flag His Father Took From Dead Soldier. A local veteran will travel halfway around the world to return a Japanese flag his father took from a dead soldier during WWII.
  5. Quest rookie Reitan takes veteran advice. It’s impossible to count how many times the word “family” has been used to describe the traveling circus that follows the Yukon Quest during the 1,000-mile sled dog race from Fairbanks to Whitehorse, Yukon.