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Veterans Story: A Soldier Died Today
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Veterans Story: A Soldier Died Today

He served as a combat medic in Vietnam, picked up pieces of humanity; desperately struggled to save lives during the critical 60 minutes of the ‘Golden Hour’ in which the survival rate increased to 95%, and treaded through mine fields to recover the dead and wounded.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 4:55 p.m.
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Spirits of the healing wall
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Spirits of the healing wall

From the book “The Tunnels of Cu Chi” by Mangold and Penycate, a quote by highly decorated Army officer Jack Flowers, commander of ‘Rat Six’, the crack Tunnel Rat unit of the 1st Infantry Division. Jack Flowers personally survived 97 tunnel explorations.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 2:30 p.m.
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Missing in action
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Missing in action

The home city of record for Lance Corporal David Nipper is Atlanta. Perhaps the city of Atlanta was listed for convenience, but my theory is a bit more skeptical. This young marine was unintentionally overlooked due to careless record-keeping or the lack of clerical experience dealing with Georgia’s first warrior listed as MIA (Missing in Action) during the war in Southeast Asia.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 7:19 p.m.
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Flying with Laughter
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Flying with Laughter

Arranging an interview quickly turns into something even more exciting when the veteran suggests, “Let’s just fire up the old Stearman and fly down to Peach State Aerodrome for lunch at Barnstormer’s Grill. Then we can fly back for an interview at my house.” Needless to say, nobody had to twist my arm.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 5:47 p.m. | Updated: sep. 23, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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We are all Veterans 9/11
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We are all Veterans 9/11

The word ‘veteran’ customarily represents an individual who served in the military. The keyword ‘military’ customarily represents a fighting alliance like the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines or the Navy. Arguably, two other groups could be classified as veterans: Merchant Mariners and members of the Home Front.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 12:51 a.m. | Updated: sep. 10, 2014 10:00 p.m.
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