Top 5 Veterans News: March 7th, 2018


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  1. BEYOND THE ‘BROKEN VETERAN’: A HISTORY OF AMERICA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH ITS EX-SOLDIERS. January opened with President Donald Trump’s directive to the various Secretaries of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security.
  2. VA expands services to combat alarming veteran suicide rate. The Department Of Veterans Affairs says its joining a new effort to combat veteran suicides.
  3. Sons of one disabled veteran pass on his specially equipped car to another. Army veteran Shannon Richmond has used a wheelchair since she was paralyzed by a bullet nearly three years ago.
  4. Unaccompanied veteran to be buried Thursday. The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial for Joseph Matteson, a United States Marine Corps veteran, at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Matteson served in the Marine Corps from February 1974 to January 1978.
  5. Navy veteran served on oil tanker in Mediterranean. David Horner thought he’d work as a mechanic at his father’s business when he dropped out of high school. He was mistaken.

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  1. Thanks VT for the The David Horner, Navy veteran story. Very touching. To be denied opportunity for being ‘too good of a worker’. Good for David for doing whatever it takes, including bypassing the command structure.

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