California Veteran Released From North Korea Speaks Out (Video)

Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old Korean War veteran detained in North Korea for more than a month, returned home to his grateful family in California on Monday.

Newman has now released a statement detailing his captivity.

In the two-page document, Newman summed up why the North Koreans detained him for his service in the Korean War, which took place from 1950 until 1953:

"I just didn't understand that, for the ...

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North Korea Releases Video Of Detained Elderly Veteran From California (Video)

North Korea has released video of Merrill E. Newman, the 85-year-old Korean War veteran from Northern California, that could help explain why the country detailed the elderly man during a visit to the Asian country last month. Newman has been detained in North Korea since Oct. 26.

The San Jose Mercury News reports North Korea considers Newman a prisoner of the Korean War:

Newman had served in a once-top-secret U ...

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Marine Veteran Who Saved Suicidal Woman Speaks Out (Video)

Once a Marine, always a Marine. That's what Lori Navidad says about her husband Donnie, who saved the life of a suicidal woman on Sunday as she jumped from the upper deck of the Oakland Coliseum.

Donnie Navidad is speaking out for the first time after being nationally lauded as a hero.

As Home Post reported Monday, the 61-year-old Marine Corps veteran broke the 50-foot fall of a distraught ...

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Marine Veteran Saves Life Of Woman Who Jumped From Stadium Deck After Raiders Game (Video)

A 61-year-old Marine veteran is being called a hero, after trying catching a distraught woman who jumped from the upper deck of the Oakland Coliseum after the Raiders lost.

The veteran broke the woman's fall, and the jumper survived — but she suffered very critical injuries in the process.

Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the Oakland Tribune:

"He saved her life quite honestly, at his own ...

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Elderly Korean War Veteran From California Detained In North Korea (Video)

Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year-old Korean War veteran from Northern California, has been detained in North Korea after visiting the country with a friend. Newman was arrested for reasons unknown on Oct. 26, and his family is desperate to contact him.

The San Jose Mercury News first broke the unsettling story. Merrill Newman's son Jeffrey told the newspaper that his dad was taking a vacation with neighbor Bob Hamrdla ...

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Why Is Military Service The 'Unasked Question' At The Doctor's Office?

When you go to the doctor, you expect her to ask you about your personal history. Do you smoke? Do you have a relative with cancer? Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

Yet less than half of patients (43 percent) who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces report their doctors asking about their military service, according to a new report by the Association of American ...

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San Diego Shelters Offering Discounted Cost Pet Adoptions To Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, and the San Diego County Department of Animal Services, are offering 50 percent off adoption fees to those who have served in our Armed Forces.

The shelter will foot the bill for spaying or neutering, vaccinations, and microchipping. The veteran and his or her new companion will also go home with a bag of pet food.

Dawn Danielson ...

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Memories Of Combat Still Haunt Veterans Of WWII, Korea And Vietnam (Video)

Three veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War talk about what they witnessed in combat.

— Joe Galloway was a newspaper correspondent who covered the war in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for rescuing wounded service members while under fire, according to his biography.

— Phillip Williams served as a private first class in the Korean War;

— Raymond Stewart ...

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Time-Lapse Video Of Homeless Veteran's Transformation Goes Viral (Video)

Time-lapse video of a once-homeless veteran undergoing a physical transformation has gone viral, garnering more than one million hits in just two days.

The video is a fundraising tool for Dégagé Ministries. The non-profit, Christian organization provides help to the homeless.

The man who is the focus of the video, U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf, was homeless and plagued by alcoholism when the footage was shot. According to Dégagé ...

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Retailers Offering Discounts To Military Families For Veterans Day

A host of retailers are offering discounts for active-duty military, veterans, reservists, and military spouses in honor of Veterans Day.

I've managed to scrape together a list, based on emails I've received and from perusing the Internet. This is by no means a complete list, but it's a start.

Most of these offers are good Nov. 9 until Nov. 11. But click on the link just to ...

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Restaurants Offering Military Free 'Thank You' Meals On Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Monday, a day when our country honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

Many family-friendly restaurants are offering free or discounted meals to veterans and service members on Nov. 11.

Here's a brief list, courtesy of, of participating eateries:

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Family Members Of Pearl Harbor Survivor Fulfill His Final Wish

Gale Mohlenbrink, a survivor of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, joined his shipmates this week when his family scattered his ashes near the USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Mohlenbrink, 89, passed away on July 7th, 2013 in Idaho. His widow, Onah, told Navy Public Affairs Support Element West, Detachment Hawaii that it was her husband's wish to have Pearl Harbor be ...

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Medal Of Honor Recipient Capt. William Swenson Requests Return To Active Duty (Video)

Retired Army Capt. William Swenson is being inducted into the the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes today, one day after President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor.

The 34-year-old Swenson was humble upon receiving the nation's highest military honor. He told reporters after the ceremony:

“The value of an award is truly what we as a nation put into it, what we value it as. This award is ...

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WWII Vets Knock Down Barriers To Visit Memorial Closed Due To Government Shutdown (Video)

A group of World War II veterans visiting Washington D.C. from Mississippi weren't going to let a few fences get in the way of visiting the closed WWII Memorial - closed because of the government shutdown.

The Atlantic Wire reports 91 veterans flew all the way from the Magnolia State on an Honor Flight to visit the WWII Memorial this morning. However, the memorial was closed, and barriers erected ...

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Camp Pendleton Marines Get Help In Transitioning To Civilian Life

From Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton:

The Corps’ mission is to make Marines, win battles and develop quality citizens, but unfortunately many service members struggle when it is their time to return to the civilian world.

According to the Labor Department reports, 203,000 post 9/11 veterans were unemployed in February. Hiring our Heroes held a job fair at the Pacific Views Event Center here Sept.19 in an ...

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