Content Tagged As veteran

2 years 2 months ago

Hospice helps veterans find peace

Hospice now uses videos to help Vietnam Veterans. It's through Tours of Peace, which took veterans back to Vietnam to find peace and make amends with their past. Now veterans right in our area can see these videos in hope of helping with PTSD and other post-war issues. "As...

2 years 5 months ago

Veterans honored with parade in Avondale

For the tenth year, a ceremony and parade in Avondale honors veterans and military men and women. All different branches of the military from around Colorado came together to be honored along Highway 50. Those living and those who have passed on were saluted and remembered with a 21-gun...

2 years 11 months ago

Vets cemetary adding above ground memorials

DENVER (AP) - Fort Logan National Cemetery is formally opening two above-ground installations for urns bearing the cremated remains of veterans. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled at the cemetery in Denver on Wednesday. The installations are the first of their kind at Fort Logan. Each is a wall with niches...

3 years 1 month ago

Florida veteran: "I'm not dead!"

A Florida war veteran is in the middle of a new battle. This one is with the federal government to prove that he is alive. In fact, he's now been declared dead by the government, four separate times. Jerry Miller says he keeps getting letters that say he has...

3 years 4 months ago

Send a vet a Thank You note

You can send a "thank you note" to those who have served our country. The National WWII Museum has a new program called "Thank You for My Freedom". This gives anyone the chance to write a personalized message, or send a photo or video. Those behind the...

3 years 7 months ago

Vets in limbo with new system

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of wounded, sick and injured troops are stuck in limbo. Many are waiting to be discharged as long as two years after being injured under a new system that was supposed to simplify the separation process while the government determines what benefits they are owed. ...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Mourners pay respects to last WWI veteran

WASHINGTON (AP) - Friends, fellow veterans and complete strangers are paying their respects to the last American veteran of World War I. The body of Frank Buckles is resting in a flag-draped casket at a funeral home in Washington. Buckles will be buried Tuesday with full military honors at...

4 years 1 month ago

Veteran clinic to be built in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Congressman Doug Lamborn says the Veterans Affairs Department will start construction this year on a medical clinic in Colorado Springs. Lamborn, a Colorado Republican, said Monday the site for the clinic could be announced this week. The Gazette of Colorado Springs reports the new...

4 years 5 months ago

Veteran apparently lied about war injuries

DENVER (AP) - Relatives of a Colorado Army veteran are disputing his assertion that he lost his legs in combat. Kevin Grimsinger told state lawmakers last spring his legs were blown off by a land mine in Afghanistan. He was testifying about medical marijuana. His father, Walt Grimsinger of...

4 years 7 months ago

War hero dogs arrive in America

The details of that night in Afghanistan this past February are still fuzzy for National Guardsman Sgt. Chris Duke. He remembers the explosion and being wounded, but he will never forget what the three dogs his unit adopted did for him and his buddies. Now Sgt. Duke is...

4 years 10 months ago

Democrat lied about being a Vietnam veteran

Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has conceded he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam but defended his military record and his commitment to veterans. At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of...

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