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On a cold March night in 2007, Jeff Brodeur got the phone call that changed his life. His son, Army Pvt. Vincent Mannion-Brodeur, 19, had been searching a structure near Tikrit, Iraq, when a mortar-shell booby trap exploded. His sergeant was killed instantly and Mannion-Brodeur suffered a…
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Wreaths Across America
As the holidays draw near, volunteers with a heart for military veterans are gearing up for a special salute — National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 13.
Three Service Men Statue
It seems so easy. We pass a veteran in uniform in an airport or on the street and we nod and say, “Thank you for your service.”
Arlington National Cemetery
In World War II, families learned of a loved one killed in action by telegram. My husband's grandfather, with two military sons, recalled watching the telegram delivery man ride his bike down the street and praying that he would not stop at his door. Today a uniformed service member delivers the…
melvin-morris-medal-of-honor
Melvin Morris vividly remembers the day in September 1969 when he became a war hero in the eyes of others.
When wounded vets come home, especially young ones, who will care for them? Their parents...Picking Up The Pieces is a documentary on this topic.
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