Julia LeDoux

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October 07, 2019 - 3:28 pm
( Connecting Vets ) -- World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II...Read more
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September 30, 2019 - 12:27 pm
(Connecting Vets) The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is shoeless. That’s after five pairs of military shoes made of bronze were taken from the Albuquerque memorial the night of September 27. “They were bronze shoes at the bottom of five pillars,” said James Lehner, vice president of the New Mexico...Read more
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September 24, 2019 - 5:41 am
(Connecting Vets) All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to...Read more
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September 18, 2019 - 1:43 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - Philippe Ritter can tell you exactly where he was, what he was doing, and who he was with when he learned that his father’s plane had been shot down over Laos in 1971. George Ritter was a retired Air Force major and World War II veteran who loved his family and flying,...Read more
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September 09, 2019 - 9:43 am
(Connecting Vets) -- "Only you can prevent forest fires." It's a message we've spent our whole lives hearing and hopefully obeying. But, did you know that without World War II Smokey Bear may never have been created? A couple of events in 1942 helped bring the iconic preventer of wildfires to life...Read more
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August 30, 2019 - 8:26 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Hurricane Dorian is no match for this crew. For the first time, an all-female crew conducted a hurricane reconnaissance mission for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For seven hours, Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Washington and Lt. Lindsey Norman flew...Read more
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