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Latest Vietnam veteran Stories

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...

2009-11-09 16:54:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. SOS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans' organizations throughout the nation, has partnered with GI Radio, the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, and Comcast Cable Company to produce a...

2009-11-05 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors living military veterans with parades and speeches...

2009-10-29 11:01:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrity entertainer and spokesperson Ben Vereen and SOS Support Our Soldiers, Inc. would like to invite all Americans to join them for the Inaugural Veterans Day National Multi-Media 24-Hour Broadcast on November 11, 2009. This star-spangled celebration is an opportunity to celebrate the American way of life and take care of our own by showing our gratitude to every U.S. soldier and veteran. SOS has partnered with GI Radio, the...

2009-10-28 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking verdict for accused Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was decided in Canyon City, Oregon on October 19 when former soldier Jesse Bratcher, on trial for murder, was found guilty by reason of insanity. It was the first trial in the U.S. where a Veteran's PTSD was successfully considered to mitigate the circumstances of a crime. Dr. William Brown and Dr. Robert Stanulis from The Bunker Project, who work on Veteran...

2009-10-13 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion's national commander says he is pleased by the Department of Veterans Affairs' just announced recognition of the herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam veterans. The VA's decision was in reaction to the latest in a series of "Veterans and Agent Orange" reports from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). "The VA's establishment of exposure to Agent Orange as a contributor to hairy cell...

2009-10-05 15:16:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Contractors are laying paving material this week that will transform the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of the first phase of the restoration and preservation project for the Penn's Landing landmark at Front and Spruce Streets. The material, which will resemble granite pavers, is being poured throughout the week and replaces the bricks that have been in place since the Memorial was dedicated 21 years ago. Weather and wear had...

2009-10-05 10:54:00

PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Mount Airy Casino Resort will roll out the red carpet -- as well as a Vietnam-era helicopter and tank, jeeps and Humvees -- during its Salute to America's Veterans Nov. 6th through 8th at the resort. A special emphasis will be placed on welcoming home Vietnam Vets to publicly honor and thank America's 2.7 million military personnel who served during the Vietnam War. Country singer Aaron Tippin will headline the entertainment bill with...