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Tuskegee Airman, police officer honored with street names

Jan. 17, 2022 18:08 PM EST

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Two streets in a Louisiana city will be named after two notable hometown figures: a Tuskegee Airman and the first Black female police officers. The Mandeville City Council voted recently to rename streets for the airman, Samuel Sams Jr., and for law officer...

Building could become museum for Black Civil War regiment

Jan. 16, 2022 11:12 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A vacant building in Hartford could become a museum honoring a famed Black Civil War regiment. Army veteran Bridgitte Prince is spearheading a project to raise $35 million to tell the story of the 29th Regiment Connecticut Infantry (Colored), the first Union...

Wounded Indiana Marine will receive donated custom home

Jan. 16, 2022 00:12 AM EST

ATTICA, Ind. (AP) — The streets of Attica echoed with sirens as a fleet of first responder vehicles escorted Marine LCpl. Bryan Chambers to West Mill Social Hall. Outside of the community center, dozens stood holding flags anticipating their guests of honor to arrive. ...

Oldest WWII veteran remembered in museum service

Jan. 15, 2022 19:06 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends gathered at the National WWII Museum on Saturday to remember Lawrence Brooks, who was the oldest surviving World War II veteran until his death on Jan. 5 at age 112. During the service, Brooks' flag-draped coffin was front and center. The...

Oldest WWII veteran to be remembered at museum service

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing the war. Funeral services will be held Saturday at The National WWII Museum in New...

Gov. Kate Brown has $200 million workforce development plan

Jan. 12, 2022 13:35 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is proposing a a $200 million legislative package to bolster the state’s workforce during the pandemic. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports the program, titled “Future Ready Oregon,” aims to prioritize key populations...

Qualls joins packed GOP field in race for Minnesota governor

Jan. 09, 2022 14:02 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A U.S. Army veteran and former healthcare executive said Sunday he's running for governor in Minnesota, joining a handful of other Republicans who have announced for the job. Kendall Qualls, who lives in Medina with his wife and five children, said he is the...

Wounded veterans bike through Florida Keys

Jan. 08, 2022 03:11 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — War-wounded military men and women pedaled their way across the Seven Mile Bridge and other parts of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway as a facet of the annual Florida Keys Soldier Ride. Almost 40 injured soldiers and their supporters are participating in the...

Former VA employee gets a year for stealing VA property

Jan. 07, 2022 19:16 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing government property, U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca said Friday. Chad Jacobs, 55, was also ordered to pay a $40,000 fine and $23,584 in restitution to the Veterans Administration. ...

Oldest US veteran of WWII, Lawrence N. Brooks, dies at 112

Jan. 05, 2022 16:43 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawrence N. Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. — and believed to be the oldest man in the country — died on Wednesday at the age of 112. His death was announced by the National WWII Museum and confirmed by his daughter. Most...