Veterans

12:06pm

Tue October 1, 2013
The Two-Way

What Shutdown? WWII Vets Ignore Barricades To See Memorial

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 1:16 pm

A World War II veteran visits the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Tuesday.
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Perhaps Congress can take a hint from these gentlemen:

The men in red shirts are World War II veterans, who traveled from Mississippi as part of an Honor Flight tour, which has been flying veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington since 2005, a year after the memorial opened.

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5:47am

Sat September 14, 2013
StoryCorps

Hotline Responders Answer Veterans' Desperate Calls

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 11:43 am

Rich Barham, left, and Nelson Peck are both veterans working for the Veterans Crisis Line.
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Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line work to help veterans through their darkest hours. The Department of Veterans Affairs runs the hotline, the only national line dedicated to helping veterans in crisis.

A report in February was the most comprehensive to date from the VA on veterans and suicide. As of that publication, the Crisis Line had made approximately 26,000 rescues of actively suicidal veterans.

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4:01pm

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Veteran And Service Dog Told To Leave N.J. Boardwalk

Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 5:38 pm

A 19-year Army veteran was given a summons and told to leave the oceanside boardwalk in North Wildwood, N.J., Thursday, after a police officer refused to accept the presence of the veteran's service dog. Jared Goering says it was the first vacation for him and his wife, Sally, in years.

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5:49am

Sat August 10, 2013
StoryCorps

How Two Veterans Helped Each Other With A Second Chance

Originally published on Sun August 11, 2013 5:43 am

Marine Cpl. Paul Wayman, left, and former Navy SEAL Nathanael Roberti met through a program in California that helps veterans readjust to civilian life.
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Marine Cpl. Paul Wayman and former Navy SEAL Nathanael Roberti met in 2012, after finding themselves in front of a special court for veterans.

The court takes into account the specific struggles that service members face, so the judge gave each of them a choice: go to prison, or enroll in a program that helps veterans readjust to civilian life.

They chose to go through the program, Veterans Village of San Diego, located in a California live-in facility.

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7:25am

Mon July 22, 2013

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