Latest Veterans News

Volunteers demolish homes damaged by months of flooding

Dec. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — Military veterans are demolishing homes in the Mississippi Delta that were damaged by months of flooding. Volunteers from an organization called Team Rubicon started working Wednesday in the Eagle Lake area north of Vicksburg, where the Yazoo backwater flood began in February and...

They’ve fostered 150 kids, and in retirement, adopted 5 more

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — By her estimation, Linda Rhue has fostered 150 children in her 68 years of life. It’s not a precise figure — she thinks it may be higher, actually — but what is clear is that she really, really, really likes kids. “The Lord speak to me and tell me to do...

Morgan couple wants to honor soldiers killed in Vietnam

Dec. 8, 2019 3:58 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Every time Heather Collins talks about Cpl. David Lee Turner and his burial site, she becomes emotional. “It’s a shame,” she said about Davidson Cemetery in Lacey’s Spring where Turner was interred. “He deserves better. All our soldiers do.”...

Veteran making cross-country walk to raise awareness

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — John Ring is walking for a special group of people. Oct. 1, Ring began his trek at the Tybee Island, Ga., Pier, setting out on a 2,462-mile journey to the Santa Monica Pier to call attention to the problems facing America’s veterans. He spent Wednesday (Dec. 4) and Thursday...

New Hampshire veterans home marks Pearl Harbor anniversary

Dec. 7, 2019 2:37 PM EST

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire marked the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremony at the state veterans home on Saturday. U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan was among those who spoke at the home in Tilton. “We must always honor the sacrifices made by all of our veterans and service...

Kansas City woman hit, killed while walking across street

Dec. 7, 2019 12:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman died after she was hit by a car while crossing a street on the east side of the city, police said. Carrie Davis, 63, was walking across a street a block north of the Kansas City VA Medical Center when she was hit, police said. She was unresponsive when she was...

Capitol Watch: Cuomo again drags feet on special election

Dec. 7, 2019 12:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor is once again taking his time to set a special election to fill a Congressional seat left vacant by a western New York Republican who pleaded guilty to insider trading. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now waited over two months to fill that seat. Former...

Boston awarded $1.8M in federal funding for housing vouchers

Dec. 7, 2019 11:59 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston has been awarded $1.8 million in federal funding to provide homes for residents with disabilities and homeless people. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the funding for the Boston Housing Authority from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Saturday. It will pay for...

Cemetery wreaths for veterans branching out in Delaware

Dec. 7, 2019 9:00 AM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Teresa Ziegler Townsend’s eyes tear up when she thinks about the graves and the columbarium wall at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Overwhelming community response spurred by a National Wreaths Across America promotion in May means that no military veteran buried in...

Group helps Vietnam vet find new life on the Coast

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — His mobile home was rotting around him and Johnny C. Owens had no money for repairs. The Vietnam veteran had been living alone for eight years in the woods of South Alabama. Although he was no longer drinking, his old enemy depression had beaten him down. Suicide seemed like the only...