A leading veterans group proposed expanding the number of health care options for veterans, including private insurance, in a report released on Thursday.
To celebrate Black History Month, the Republican National Committee (RNC) hosted a reception in honor of Commander Vincent D. McBeth and the historic Harlem Hellfighters at the African American Civil War Museum on Wednesday.
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) proposed legislation to clear the way for combat medics to enter the medical profession on Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is honoring Chris Kyle by setting aside a day in his memory, Abbott announced his intention in his most recent speech.
Siegfried Meinstein, a 94-year-old World War II vet, just wants to pay his taxes. The IRS won’t let him though. They say he’s dead.
The New York Times profiled Army Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Gade last week. It was an interesting piece about an interesting man.
Gade, a decorated Army officer and currently a professor at West Point, has been arguing for several years that the current system of payments for disabled veterans does more harm than good. This is, for obvious reasons, a fraught subject. Gade’s consistent point throughout his publications and appearances has been that, while many veterans need disability payments to compensate them for the work they can no longer perform in civilian life due to their injuries, some veterans are harmed by a perverse system of incentives that encourages them to choose, in effect, a sense of victimhood over an attitude of self-help.
Gade has credibility on this issue. He is the recipient of two Purple Hearts, which he earned in Iraq (along with the Bronze Star). The second of his injuries cost him a leg.
Bernard Jordan, a World War II veteran who gained fame by slipping away from his nursing home to honor his fallen friends during the 70th anniversary of D-Day, has passed away at the age of 90. His death was peaceful.