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When it came time to move into his first home with his wife back in November, retired Vietnam veteran Albert Garcia got some last minute bad news from his lender.
If it’s not solid, it’s not Viagra, Pfizer says. The pill, that is.
San Diego resident and Navy veteran Jim Jengeleski walked into a Chandler dental office with a request.
A Valley EMT working inside an ambulance stole from a patient who was riding to the hospital, then put the merchandise up for sale on eBay, Mesa Police said in court documents.
Students and staff from the Higley Unified School District, along with community members from Gilbert and a bit beyond, recognized service members during the district’s seventh Veterans Day Celebration.
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Gilbert-based veterans group is working to build a smaller version of one of the nation’s most recognizable memorials in the town.
Members of Operation Welcome Home are raising funds to build a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in front of the police station in Gilbert. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Throughout our nation’s history, our country has called upon America’s finest to defend the ideals we cherish so deeply. They come from all walks of life. They are fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. These men and women who serve in our armed forces have backgrounds as diverse as the nation they serve. But as diverse as they may be, they are united by a common courage and a common dedication that has driven them to answer the call to protect their nation and the liberty of their fellow citizens.
Arizona needs a leader who will stand up for veterans. Our men and women in uniform are coming home in droves. Phoenix has been the eye of storm in the VA scandal. We just committed to fight another conflict in Iraq. Now more than ever, we need a leader who provides real solutions for our community’s veteran population.
I served our country on an A-Team with the U.S. Army Special Forces (the Green Berets) during the Vietnam War. After honorably completing my years of service, I returned home, only to find that veterans like me were left to rebuild and recover from the war with very little support or understanding from the community.
Medal of Honor recipient and retired Army Col. Bruce Crandall has been selected as the grand marshal of the East Valley Veterans Parade. Crandall’s service in Vietnam was recognized with the nation’s highest honor in 2007, and his actions during the conflict have been memorialized in books and on the silver screen in the movie “We Were Soldiers.”
The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps Detachment is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes.
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Come Jan. 1, thousands of Arizona veterans and others suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to obtain marijuana legally.
After witnessing the horrors and difficulties of war, coming home often is the hardest part of a tour of military service for veterans and soldiers. Chandler and Gilbert are trying to ease the transition.
On the U.S. Army’s website are pages devoted to outlining the acts of heroism and courage committed by generations of soldiers. Staff Sgt. Manuel Mendoza’s listing concludes with an intimidating list of accolades accumulated during World War II and the Korean War, among them a Purple Heart and Italian Cross for Merit of War Unit Citation.
Common sense would dictate that Chickenhawks like Dick Cheney and Ted Nugent should be the last people to be consulted about troop levels and defense matters, but that’s exactly what is happening. Chickenhawks everywhere hope that an aggressive chest-thumping posture on fighting for your country will cause the American public to have amnesia about how these cowards showed the white feather when it came time for them to stand up and fight for their country during the Vietnam War. When it comes time for someone to fight for their country, Nugent and Cheney think there is no limit, as long as it does not include them. It insults our veterans to let Cheney and Nugent pose as patriots.
Gov. Jan Brewer is building up her war chest to help elect like-minded Republicans to Congress.
Veterans Day is a time where the country honors those who have served in the military, and Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School commemorated them Friday morning during a special ceremony.
Everybody loves veterans. But it often isn’t easy to be a veteran.
The struggles veterans face when coming home from duty are all too familiar to Vietnam veteran Ken Barner.
Amid cannon fire, flyovers and parachutists, the Higley Unified School District honored many veterans during its Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 8 — one of several events in the East Valley to recognize those who have served.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945.