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Veterans Day

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Top Veterans Day Articles

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  • Put veterans to work

     Put veterans to work
    The country's newest generation of veterans — the 2 million Americans who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan — is eager for meaningful civilian work. But misconceptions about veterans often prevent them from getting a fair shake to put...
  • Housing homeless vets in West L.A.

     Housing homeless vets in West L.A.
    On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • Evidence Points To JFK's Postwar Stress

    This month marks the 60th Veterans Day and the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination. There is an intriguing question that connects the slain president and his World War II Navy service. Did JFK suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, known...
  • Veterans feel a debt toward an old warhorse of a judge

    Veterans feel a debt toward an old warhorse of a judge
    I was apprehensive about asking Harry Pregerson the specifics of his war injury, but apparently I didn't need to be. Pregerson, the longest-serving justice in the history of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, leveled his gaze at me in a room with...
  • For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride

    For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride
    Allan Stover wasn't even in high school when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953. Despite his doctored birth certificate, he believes commanders could tell he was too young to enlist. Stover never admitted it — though he came close when a drill...
  • Veterans Day 2013: Veteran, 107, credits whiskey for long life

    Veterans Day 2013: Veteran, 107, credits whiskey for long life
    Veterans Day will be bit different for Richard Overton. The man believed to be the nation's oldest living veteran spends most days smoking cigars and enjoying his whiskey. But today? He's spending Veterans Day with President Obama. Overton, 107,...
  • Military groups and L.A. County are in step on Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

    Military groups and L.A. County are in step on Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
    Just in time for Veterans Day, a dozen local military service organizations have reached an armistice with Los Angeles County over use of its newly refurbished Bob Hope Patriotic Hall. Instead of being relegated to basement cubicles as the county had...
  • For vets, land of the free

    Michael McKenna is licking his chops, looking forward to free meals on Sunday and Monday in honor of Veterans Day. "I'm planning on going to Denny's for breakfast, Olive Garden for lunch and either Applebee's or Golden Corral for dinner," the retired...
  • Another veteran squares off with VA for benefits

    Many veterans say getting the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant them the benefits they've earned is like pulling teeth. The VA actually pulled Anthony Basti's teeth. He wants it to finish the dental work he believes should have followed. He said...
  • 'Thor' roars at box office. 'Modern Family' problem for USA.

    'Thor' roars at box office. 'Modern Family' problem for USA.
    Before the coffee. After remembering Veterans Day. The Skinny: I ran a 10K Sunday at a pace of just over eight minutes per mile. Not bad for a geezer. I guess for me life's a sprint, not a marathon. I'll be sore for the next few days but it was worth...