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- Betrayed: In West Los Angeles, VA is leasing property to private businesses as mentally disabled veterans languish in the streets
- Last Rites : As demand at national veterans cemeteries soars, VA scrambles to add burial space – and one community takes matters into its own hands
- ‘We are not giving up on him’ — A Colorado community and The American Legion rally around the family of an Army veteran lost in last year’s historic floods
- On The Edge: Doctors over prescribe opioid painkillers to young veterans, leading to addictions and accidental overdoses
- Veterans and widows are bewildered by VA’s unpredictable — and seemingly unfair — approach to Agent Orange claims
- Quiet Crisis: In the shadow of a record number of military suicides, spouses and children are also taking their own lives
- Stealth Soldiers of the Vietnam War: The Little Known Legacy of the U.S. Army’s Combat Tracker Teams
- The Gift of Arms: After years of waiting Iraq veteran Brendan Marrocco is celebrating a successful bilateral transplant
- Veterans potentially exposed to toxic waste at nearly 140 military bases
- Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Legacy: Marine Corps families who were exposed to decades of contamination search for answers
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When doing everything right isn’t enough: A Marine’s suicide shows that even the unlikeliest veteran can fall through the cracks.
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved) Of all the questions raised by Clay Hunt’s suicide, perhaps the most perplexing is this: why did a 28-year-old former Marine who was receiving VA health care, taking medications for post-traumatic stress … Continue reading
By Ken Olsen (Copyright 2011/ All Rights Reserved) The VA has finally posted an expanded list of U.S. Navy ships exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The so-called Brown Water ships list comes a year after U.S. Sen. … Continue reading
More than 300,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans – nearly 20 percent of returning troops – have PTS or depression and the number is rising. Their experiences, and they way they resonate with Vietnam veterans, are part of a special report … Continue reading
Pershing’s Last Patriot: Photographer pitching documentary on Frank Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran
By Ken Olsen A Michigan photographer is working to raise $150,000 to make a documentary about Frank W. Buckles, the last living American World War I veteran. The film will be narrated by Richard Thomas, who started in the television … Continue reading