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2010-05-06 15:10:00

But National Commander urges lawmakers to "not forget" veterans of previous eras WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an American Legion official standing behind him Wednesday afternoon, President Barack Obama signed into law the long-awaited Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. As its name implies, the act calls for the government to provide health benefits, training, respite care and, in some cases, monetary stipends for individuals who provide at-home care...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...

2010-04-29 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Washington Times published a story highlighting President Obama's progress in meeting campaign promises to America's veterans. Specifically, the Washington Times notes, "All sides agree the President Obama has made big strides on promises he made in 2008 when competing for military votes against Republican nominee and Vietnam veteran Sen. John McCain - to fully fund the Veterans Administration, expand access to care in rural areas...

2010-04-26 14:32:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As America marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, some 30,000 veterans from 27 states are preparing to attend LZ Lambeau, one of the largest gatherings of Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans in U.S. history. The highlight of the weekend will be a keynote ceremony inside Green Bay's legendary Lambeau Field Saturday evening May 22. As of today, states represented include Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida,...

2010-04-08 14:47:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran volunteers will be patrolling the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of an aggressive campaign to halt the vandalism and destruction at the Memorial, starting next week and continuing through Memorial Day. A press conference, attended by some of those volunteers, will be held at the Memorial on Wednesday, April 14, at noon where more detail will be provided about the patrols and other measures to halt the vandalism from...

2010-02-17 10:58:00

MEDIA ADVISORY - NEW DATE (Rescheduled from blizzard) FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 10:00 A.M., NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, Zenger Room, 14th and F Streets NW, 13th Floor; McCaffrey to issue written report WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (USA, Ret), San Antonio Spurs Owner Peter Holt, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund President Jan Scruggs will report on a week-long trip of a delegation of Vietnam veterans and their families to Vietnam, at a National Press...

2009-12-18 06:35:00

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Central Florida police officer Charles M. Grist is one of the few Vietnam veterans to have served as an enlisted soldier in the Iraq war. In 2004, he volunteered to be the sergeant-in-charge of the Protective Service Detail for an Army Reserve general in Baghdad. Based on the detailed war journal he kept during his service in Iraq, and coupled with his experiences that began a generation ago in Vietnam, Grist completed his own war journey by...

2009-12-03 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the sentencing decision of a Korean War Veteran convicted of murder should have taken into consideration Post Traumatic Stress he incurred during the war. This decision comes after a recent jury decision in Oregon where Jesse Bratcher, an Iraqi War Veteran on trial for murder, was found insane due to PTSD. This was the first U.S. murder case where combat PTSD influenced a jury's verdict. "These...

2009-11-19 15:32:00

Comprehensive Study Will Help VA Provide High-Quality Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a comprehensive study of women Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War to explore the effects of their military service upon their mental and physical health. "One of my top priorities is to meet the needs of women Veterans," said Secretary Shinseki. "Our...

2009-11-10 09:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The newly restored Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (PVVM) at Penns Landing will be unveiled on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at noon at Front and Spruce streets. The unveiling concludes two years of fund-raising for the $500,000 project necessitated by 21 years of wear and damage from the weather, general use and vandalism. "In many ways, this effort by the PVVM Fund Board of Directors has resulted in virtually a brand new Memorial that will...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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