A suburban funeral home has made arrangements for committal services for three veterans whose cremated remains have gone unclaimed for several years.
Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spent the afternoon with the needle-crafters in west suburban Downers Grove.
A World War II veteran who lives next door to the Ruben Salazar Bilingual Center told WBBM Newsradio earlier this week the school had kept a ragged flag flying at half-mast for the past five months.
They say it’s been untouched, flying at half-staff, since the death of a state official.
CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield introduces us to one woman making a real difference.
Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and Iraq asked that PTSD be included, making emotional pleas for help, according to 269 pages of petitions obtained by The Associated Press through the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
Raytheon Professional Services provided this first-of-its-kind training at Fort Hood, teaching the same curriculum that every dealership’s GM-certified automotive technician receives.
Female vets, who currently number close to two million, may have it even tougher than their male counterparts. One such veteran is Donna, a Denver-based, single mom, whose struggles lasted far longer than her deployment.
Through the Disabled American Veterans organization, veterans can find programs for financial, physical and emotional needs.
Technically savvy and patriotic, Nick Lopez always knew he wanted to use his talent to serve his country.
Under the GI Bill, veterans are provided with financial support for education, making college a viable dream.
United Airlines calls the pledge a thank you to its veterans. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Suited up in his white shop apron, tinted goggles, heat resistant gloves and earplugs, Konrad Gleissner switches on an industrial lathe and fires up his blow torch, producing a loud “pop!”
Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.
Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.