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Workshops, tours designed for veteran farmers this summer

Jun. 24, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A series of workshops and farm tours this summer is being pitched to military veterans who are farmers. Purdue Extension and the Purdue-based Indiana AgrAbility Project are teaming up for the workshops June 30 at a fruit and vegetable operation in Rossville; July 21 in North...

Korean War memorial dedicated at Hawaii recreation area

Jun. 24, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A memorial has been dedicated to Hawaii Island military members who died during the Korean War. The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday that the Korean War Memorial was dedicated Saturday in a ceremony at Wailoa State Recreation Area in Hilo. The memorial honors 52 service members...

Bikers bid goodbye to 7 motorcyclists killed in crash

Jun. 23, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, N.H. (AP) — A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a scene of mourning and reflection Sunday as about 400 people paid tribute to seven bikers killed in a devastating collision with a pickup truck . The victims of the wreck Friday evening were members or...

WWII veteran takes to the air again to honor his late wife

Jun. 23, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN GREEN, Utah (AP) — A World War II veteran mourning his wife of 73 years has honored her memory with a flight in a plane like he once flew over France and Germany. Bill Willis's wife, Julia, had always encouraged her husband to reflect on his war stories and fly again, but he tended to downplay his...

Prosecutor reviews WWII veteran's nursing home choking death

Jun. 23, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Police have reopened the investigation into the 2015 death of a World War II veteran at a Michigan nursing home. Walter Jarnot, 89, died in September 2015 after he choked while eating at the Glacier Hills nursing home in Ann Arbor. Charles Jarnot said the nursing home told him his...

'We all feel it': Bikers mourn 7 of their own killed on road

Jun. 22, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — Investigators pleaded Saturday for members of the public to come forward with information that could help them determine why a pickup truck hauling a trailer collided with a group of 10 motorcycles on a rural highway, killing seven bikers. The crash in remote northern New Hampshire...

Sedgwick County to issue veteran ID cards

Jun. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County plans to start offering ID cards to military veterans. Register of Deeds Tonya Buckingham proposed offering the cards through her office as a way to combat people who falsely claim to be veterans. The Wichita Eagle reports the Sedgwick County Commission approved the...

Ketchikan veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

Jun. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Stitching, padding, and layers of fabric are what can be seen and felt when touching a quilt, but the colors and patterns in combination with the effort and gratitude symbolize much more. When seven former members of the Armed Forces of the United States were called upon by members...

Trump's Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

Jun. 21, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for new defense secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist. Trump announced Friday that he would nominate Mark Esper to lead the...

The Latest: Trump to nominate Esper to lead Pentagon

Jun. 21, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Pentagon leadership (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he will nominate Mark Esper to be the next U.S. defense secretary. Esper, who is currently Army secretary, is scheduled to take over as acting defense secretary Sunday. His predecessor as acting...