Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In this soldier’s city and across the country, veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military, with some service members bristling at the remarks and others questioning whether they happened. Thomas Richardson, a retired member of the Army’s 82nd Airborne, did […]

Venice opens ‘miraculous’ film festival, but veterans lament

VENICE (AP) — The beachfront terrace at the Excelsior Hotel, usually hopping with movie industry VIPs and minor celebrities, is pleasantly quiet. The red carpet has a three-meter-high (ten-foot) wall blocking the public’s view. Veteran film-goers walk away dejected after being told they had to reserve seats online, well in advance. Welcome to the Venice […]

Giants sign veteran RB Devonta Freeman; Sterling Shepard put on IR

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The New York Giants have signed veteran running back Devonta Freeman to a 1-year deal worth up to $3M. The moves comes one day after running back Saquon Barkley was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL. Barkley sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 17-13 loss […]

US Navy veteran: For 2 decades, VA never told him he had HIV

A U.S. Navy veteran had no idea he was living with the virus that causes AIDS for more than two decades, because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in the mid-1990s, he says. In a federal lawsuit filed this week, the South Carolina man says he ended up with […]

Giants re-sign veteran center Jon Halapio, WR Johnny Holton

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants created more competition for the center job, re-signing Jon Halapio. The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, along with wide receiver Johnny Holton. To make room on the roster, tackle Jackson Dennis was waived and defensive back Jaquarius Landrews (neck) was waived/injured. Spencer Pulley and Nick Gates […]

WWII surrender ceremony in Hawaii limited to local veterans

HONOLULU (AP) — A Pearl Harbor ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II — possibly the last opportunity for many aging U.S. veterans to commemorate the day — will be limited to survivors of the war living in Hawaii because of coronavirus concerns. The plan before Friday had been to […]

A WWII hero’s family plead for stolen war medals to be returned

NORTHVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On Labor Day weekend, someone broke into the DeWitt’s lake house twice and ransacked their home. They took their jewelry boxes, chainsaws, hand tools, weed wacker, and electronics. What the family can’t replace is a picture framed with their father’s war medals and memories of his time in the Air Force […]

Dozens of WWII veterans to gather in Hawaii amid pandemic

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Several dozen aging U.S. veterans, including some who were in Tokyo Bay as swarms of warplanes buzzed overhead and nations converged to end World War II, will gather on a battleship in Pearl Harbor next month to mark the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender, even if it means the vulnerable […]

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