Latest Veterans News

Cowboys for Trump founder appeals recall bid to high court

Apr. 19, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin has filed an appeal with the state Supreme Court as he seeks to fend off an effort to recall him from office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Griffin filed a notice of appeal Monday with the...

Michigan Revolutionary War veteran won’t go unnoticed

Apr. 19, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Mich. (AP) — Few driving past a historic cemetery in North Stockbridge would realize a man who saw the end of the Revolutionary War was buried there. But the efforts of Revolutionary War descendants will be sure Pvt. Ephraim Wheaton is more visible,...

Colorado World War II veteran trying to gain Silver Star

Apr. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

Before World War II veteran Armand Sedgeley crosses the finish line of life, he has one final mission: to receive the Silver Star his commanders put him up for after a harrowing bomber flight over Europe. At 99, and with a tired heart, Sedgeley lives at a Lakewood...

US delays some Alaska mineral developments for 2 years

Apr. 17, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department has announced a two-year delay of several orders issued by the Trump administration that looked to open 28 million acres (about 11 million hectares) of land in Alaska for mineral development. ...

Black soldier mistreatment common even before Virginia case

Apr. 17, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The police officers’ guns were trained on the uniformed U.S. Army lieutenant, his arms raised and palms outstretched as he sat in his SUV under a brightly lit gas station awning. Lt. Caron Nazario had been pulled over in rural Virginia by the two...

Eden Veterans Refuge to offer military women a hand up

Apr. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — There is very little support in Delaware — as well as most other states — for female veterans and their families once they leave their military careers behind. Pastor Tyshee Jackson and her husband, Bishop Jared Jackson of Eden International...

As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some

Apr. 17, 2021 00:42 AM EDT

ELM GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Patrick Proctor Brown says the war in Afghanistan was lost within a year of its start. The suburban Milwaukee lawyer, who was an infantry captain in Iraq, said the trillions of dollars spent and the thousands of lives lost, including a lieutenant he trained with, make...

1 man is on a mission to capture stories of Cajun WWII vets

Apr. 17, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Listening intently behind the camera, Jason Theriot has recorded more than 200 World War II veterans as part of a two-decade passion project to document their oral histories before they are all gone. He’s hoping to find even more. ...

Veteran AP producer, cameraman in Iraq dies of COVID-19

Apr. 16, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Khodeir Majid, who covered Iraq’s numerous conflicts as a video producer and cameraman for The Associated Press for over 17 years, has died, relatives said Friday. He was 64. The cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Majid had been...

Ceremony heralds opening of WWI Memorial in Washington

Apr. 16, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., will open to the public Saturday, and its launch was marked by a ceremony and flag-raising in honor of the 4.7 million veterans who served in what's known as America's Great War. In remarks during the...