veterans

Jacquie Cadorette
July 17, 2019 - 11:00 am
On the fifth episode of “To War and Back,” three veterans continue telling their stories of the challenges of retuning to civilian life. Army veteran Boone Cutler recalls struggling to return to a normal, post-war life, while Marine Corps veteran Kirstie Ennis finds a new source of strength. The...
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World War II veterans from the United States salute as they pose in front of Les Braves monument at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Monday, June 3, 2019. France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
AP News Staff
June 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches. They are back on battlefields where the World War II veterans saw friends killed, took lives themselves, were scarred physically and mentally and helped change...
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Kansas City Mavericks
Marc LaVoie
November 29, 2018 - 6:47 am
The Kansas City Mavericks hockey team has adopted a four-month-old Weimaraner puppy that they are raising to be a therapy dog for military veterans. The female puppy, whom the players call Mave, will benefit Warriors' Best Friend . Mave has been sent to the @konicaminolta penalty box, two minutes...
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Marc LaVoie
February 12, 2018 - 6:39 am
The numbers behind the veteran suicide rate are alarming for Kansas and Missouri, where the rates are significantly higher than the overall national rate. One local man attempted suicide after he survived a battle that his comrades did not. "I started getting the guilt of maybe I did something...
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Michael Ronnebaum
October 25, 2017 - 6:39 am
A movie opening in theaters Friday tells the story of soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas and their struggle to adjust to life stateside. "Thank You for your Service" stars Miles Teller and showcases veterans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The lead character and others have trouble...
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August 03, 2017 - 5:14 pm
Kansas City, MO - Construction of a village for homeless veterans took a big step forward during a groundbreaking Thursday morning. Workers began laying water and sewer lines for the village located just off 89th and Troost. Veteran's Community Project CEO Chris Stout, says their goal is to have...
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Bill Grady
July 07, 2017 - 6:20 am
Motorcyclists are mounting up for a ride to raise funds and honor their friends who cannot join them. The group A Ride For The Wounded sponsors a run to raise money for veterans who suffer from physical struggles or those with post traumatic stress disorder. Saturday's even begins with breakfast at...
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Jim Cunningham
July 06, 2017 - 6:11 am
For the past two years Talon Hoyt, 10, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, has paid regular visits to veterans to thank them. This week, while visiting the Kansas City area , he took the time to stop by the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Talon's passion for paying back veterans began with a...
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Bill Grady
May 05, 2017 - 7:22 am
A veteran's group is holding a seminar in Kansas City to fight against the stigma attached to post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Vietnam Veterans of America will share information with people who are suffering at Optimist Hall, 11154 Blue Ridge Blvd. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...
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Dan Weinbaum
April 27, 2017 - 3:25 pm
Kansas City, MO - A group of 22 Missouri military vets, 11 from Kansas City, left on a fact-finding trip to Colorado where they hope to learn more about the use of cannabis as an alternative to current medical treatments. They'll attend a cannabis research conference held at the Colorado State...
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