Army veterans

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Veteran Saves a Bald Eagle Officials Left for Dead

'Fourth of July, you know, that's our bird'

(Newser) - In one of the most American stories to surface on Fourth of July weekend or any other weekend, a military vet in Minnesota used his sharpshooting skills to free a bald eagle named Freedom. The bird had been entangled in rope in a tree for more than two days when... More »

Each Thought the Other Died in War. 47 Years Later, a Miracle

Herman Johnson and Fred Rivera reunited, and much more

(Newser) - Fred Rivera believed his best friend, Herman Johnson, died in his arms after a rocket hit them during a Vietnam War firefight in 1969. "Surviving comrades of that horrid day presented me a bracelet fashioned from the leather laces of Herman’s boots," Rivera writes of what followed... More »

Veteran Wants Military Burial for Dog Shot by Cyclist

Matthew Bessler doubts cyclist had to open fire

(Newser) - A US military veteran wants his service dog to receive burial with military honors after it was shot dead by a cyclist in Powell, Wyoming, USA Today reports. Matthew Bessler says Mike, his 10-year-old Belgian Malinois, was a combat dog who did bomb detection in Iraq before transitioning to civilian... More »

Army Vet Survives Afghanistan, Dies on LA Streets

Francisco Garcia was shot dead two days before Veterans Day

(Newser) - A young Army veteran who had recently returned from Afghanistan was shot and killed while at a party—two days before Veterans Day. Though the Los Angeles Police Department initially reported that Francisco Garcia, 21, had returned to his Los Angeles home two weeks earlier and on Saturday attended a... More »

Marines Head to Wall Street—to Protect Protesters

Veteran issues call to pals to shield demonstrators

(Newser) - NYPD cops better watch it when they get tough with Occupy Wall Street protesters from now on, because the Marines are coming—to help protect the demonstrators. "I'm heading up there tonight in my dress blues," announced a Marine veteran in a message reposted by another anti-war... More »

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