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Restaurant Picks Up Tab For Vet On 92nd Birthday; Leaves Touching Note

Sometimes it sounds trite to say “thank you for your service,” but a local Outback restaurant did something about it. In an Opposing Views exclusive, a son tells us the story of how his 92-year-old father was recently honored by employees at a local restaurant on his birthday. Bob Nieman reached out to Opposing Views […]

Scientists have discovered the hidden secrets of shell shock. When the war poet Wilfred Owen wrote of “men whose minds the Dead have ravished” he was attempting to describe the mysterious effects of shellshock which started appearing during the First World War and of which he himself was a sufferer. Now, a century after the […]

Michael Williams, 44, from Saginaw, Michigan was officially charged Monday afternoon with four counts of assault with intent to murder after a knife attack on a conductor and three passengers on an Amtrak train. More details in the stabbings have emerged. When Williams was interviewed in jail, he told investigators he remembered being on the […]

The New York Times reports: More than 600 American service members since 2003 have reported to military medical staff members that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq, but the Pentagon failed to recognize the scope of the reported cases or offer adequate tracking and treatment to those who may have […]

Lane Evans served 24 years in the House from Western Illinois. He was a Marine who fought in the Vietnam war, and spent much of his congressional career fighting for veterans’ rights. The Democrat died Wednesday at a nursing home in East Moline, Illinois, said his former congressional staffer, Michael Malmstrom, who also was one […]

A Navy veteran and a group of 10 people stopped an attack on a 76-year-old woman outside of a grocery store in Florida. Navy veteran Kendrick Taylor chased the suspect down and stopped him from getting away, WGHP reports. “What if that was my grandmother?” Taylor said. Taylor explained that he was on his way […]

All businesses open to the public must allow service dogs in, but that was not the case at a Paterson, New Jersey Subway store. Richard Hunter’s troubled life turned around in July when the U.S. Army veteran received a service dog from the non-profit group Dogs4Warriors. The 50-year-old suffers from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder […]

An Army veteran who was wounded during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic and contained in a penned-in area in his backyard. In addition, he has also provided the ducks with a kiddie pools so they can swim. Darin Welker, […]

You would think that the team that exuded such confidence that they would ferret out Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, led by popular wartine president George W. Bush, would have planned ahead for the inevitable wave of wounded veterans that are created by the travails of war. Shockingly, they completely failed to do so, and […]

A Texas veteran was asked to leave Walgreens because of his service dog. Christopher Goodson, who served with the United States Marine Corps, said the altercation happened on Thursday at the store in Mesquite. When Goodson walked in to buy a drink, the manager told him to “get the dog out.” Goodson said, “He could […]

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