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Veterans used to make up a strong majority of Congress. In 1972, more than 70 percent of Congressional members had served in the military. But those numbers have fallen dramatically. In 2012, for the first time in American history, the presidential...
Big Bank Hank of Sugarhill Gang performs at the Planet Hollywood Theatre for the Performing Art on October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jackson died Tuesday of complications from Cancer. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images In his own words, Henry...
Arnold Abbott was issued two citations for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Sun Sentinel. By now, you might have heard about Arnold Abbott — a 90-year-old chef from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who set the public ablaze...
Korean ferry captain Lee Joon-seok was sentenced to 36 years in prison in connection to the April ferry accident that led to the deaths of more than 300 people. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images.Lee Joon-seok, the captain that abandoned hundreds of...
Navy veteran Joel Booth served with distinction until he was injured in an IED attack in July 2011. He is now training to become a paramedic. Photo courtesy of Johann Wolf As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan prepares to wind down later this...
Do vets coming home from the horrors of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have something unusual to teach the young people of today? If you listen to West Point graduate and retired Lt. Col. David Oclander, who is now a teacher and principal-in-training...