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Op-Ed: Tanya Tucker should be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Tanya Tucker is an iconic country recording artist that deserves to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Meet Chris Van Etten: 'General Hospital' actor, U.S. Marine vet Special

U.S. Marine veteran and actor Chris Van Etten chatted with Digital Journal about "General Hospital," the short film "Walk" and he offered advice to other veterans dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack

Los Angeles - A US Army veteran who was allegedly plotting a large-scale terror attack near Los Angeles as revenge for the recent mass shootings in New Zealand has been arrested, authorities said Monday.

US Army veteran arrested for plotting LA mass attack

Los Angeles - A US Army veteran who was allegedly plotting a large-scale terror attack near Los Angeles as revenge for the recent mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been arrested, authorities said Monday.

Op-Ed: Engelbert Humperdinck releases best holiday CD by a male artist

Veteran pop sensation Engelbert Humperdinck has released the best holiday album of 2018 ("Warmest Christmas Wishes") by a male artist.

Review: Matt Williams delivers on traditional country song 'Southern Man' Special

Country singer-songwriter Matt Williams epitomizes the best that modern country music has to offer. He delivers on his song "Southern Man."

Country Music Hall of Famer to host Veteran Impact Celebration

Murfreesboro - On June 28, 2018, Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels will be performing at the Veteran Impact Celebration in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Review: Jimmy Buffett brings mellow vocals, classics to Jones Beach Special

Wantagh - On August 15, veteran music star Jimmy Buffett performed a headlining show at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh on Long Island.

Jonathan Gosselin talks 'Veteran Operated Veteran Owned' company Special

Artist manager Jonathan Gosselin chatted with Digital Journal about his new company, Veteran Operated Veteran Owned (VOVO).

Veterans' Agent Orange lawsuits refused — but their war continues

A contractor agency hired by the U.S. government to review thousands of veterans' refund claims for exposure to Agent Orange recently refused them. Whistleblower attorneys decided to appeal the denial, claiming that they defrauded the federal government.

Red Army veteran's war years end in Gulag

Moscow - Lev Netto felt nothing but delight when a crackly radio loudspeaker in a town outside Moscow announced on June 22, 1941 that the Nazis had invaded and the Soviet Union was now at war."I was ecstatic at the thought that finally we would have a real war....

Corpsman saves lives, even the enemy's Special

Navy corpsman Mike Dolnick has seen the results of war, and helped save the lives of many: Americans, United Nations military, Afghan Army soldiers, civilians, and even the enemy--the Taliban.

Veteran says he was forgotten in Florida VA clinic for hours

A United States Marine veteran says he was forgotten and locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veterans Administration for hours.

Iraq War Veteran receives government citation for therapy ducks

West Lafayette - Veterans deal with post-war integration in many ways. Veteran Darin Welker handled it by taking care of 14 ducks which he used for therapeutic purposes. After a citation he worries his animals will be taken away.

Workers at Lowe's repair veteran's wheelchair for free

Staten Island - Michael Sulsona lost his legs in Vietnam. In his own words the Veteran's Administration had refused to give him a replacement chair. So a trio of employees caught him as he was coming in and took it upon themselves to fix his chair for him.

A jump in the dark: A U.S. paratrooper recalls D-Day

Howell - As the paratroopers' plane descended low over the Normandy coast, the commanding officer gave the order: "Stand Up and Hook Up!

Search for relatives to attend funeral of war vet who died alone

Middlesbrough - Decorated army veteran Frederick Leach passed away at the age of 94 on Nov. 6 at Briarwood Care Home in Eston, about five miles from Middlesbrough in northeast England, and there are concerns that he will have nobody to attend his funeral.

Large turnout expected to pay respect at funeral of WWII veteran

Blackpool - The Armistice Day funeral of a WWII veteran with no close family is expected to attract a large turnout after appeals to attend his funeral and give him a good send off were shared on social networking sites.

Tanzania Labor Party member bids farewell to politics Special

Mtwara - Leader of the provincial Tanzania Labor Party (TLP) between 2000 and 2010, Raj Bikku today announced that he will not seek re-election when his current term ends.

Op-Ed: Letter to Cheney and Bush from dying Iraq vet on 10th anniversary

On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, a veteran of that war wrote a letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. It is a letter that all Americans should read. (Updated with video interview.)

Muslim US Air Force vet barred from flight

Saddiq Long, a Muslim U.S. Air Force veteran, was barred on Wednesday from boarding a flight in Oklahoma to return back to Qatar, where his home is located.

Debt collector berates disabled veteran - 'you should have died'

Phoenix - A federal law suit has been filed against a Minnesota-based law and collections firm after an employee with the firm told a disabled Army veteran he “should have died”.

Veteran Michael D. Nash sues US govt $10M over frostbitten penis

Louisville - An Army veteran Michael D. Nash of Louisville is suing the US government for $10 million after a VA nurse caused him to have penis frostbite and gangrene by applying ice packs after a surgery, leading to partial amputation of the vital organ.

Disabled Israeli vet sets self on fire: Fifth incident in a week

Tel Aviv-yafo - A 45-year-old disabled Israeli veteran, in a wheelchair, is listed in serious condition and on life support after setting himself on fire in Yehud.

Illinois Congressman accuses opponent of politicizing Army record

Chicago - Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh is making headlines again. This time he is being criticized for his remarks concerning his opponent, Democratic candidate Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, and her heroism.

Op-Ed: Always remember Independence Day

Baker City - July 4, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history. It was a moment defined by celebration, patriotism and the birth of a new nation that would change the world we know today.

WW II veteran buried in cardboard box sparks outrage in Congress

Bushnell - Less than a week after U.S war veterans were honored in Memorial Day celebrations, the discovery that a World War II veteran was buried in a shallow grave at the Florida National Cemetery in a cardboard box has sparked outrage in Congress.

Veteran files case involving spousal support to US Supreme Court

Veterans across the United States are gathering to demand an answer to an all too common question: Can Veterans' benefits provided for personal injury be used in family courts as income to create an order for support?

Iraq war veteran Martinez becomes 'Dancing with the Stars' champ

J.R. Martinez was serving in Iraq when the front left tire of his Humvee hit a landmine. After 33 surgeries from burns over 40 percent of his body and 34 months at the BAMC, he has just won the championship for the 13th season of "Dancing with the Stars."

Pledge of allegiance upsets Air Force veteran

Seattle - One Air Force veteran is upset over the adherence to a Washington State policy of reciting the pledge of allegiance in school on a daily basis.
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Former UK Army Sergeant Lee Nolan, an Iraq war veteran
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Legionnaire Marietta Venter a stalwart female veteran.
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Pieter Visser of the SA Korean War Veterans Association.
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