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Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Under Way in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. Read more »

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Veteran Walking State to Raise Awareness

WSIL -- One Illinois man has always dreamed of giving back to his fellow Vietnam veterans, and now he's making that dream a reality. Bill Trow is walking the length of Illinois in just 19 days. Read More »

Veterans, Service Dogs Complete Class

CARTERVILLE-- It was an exciting, yet emotional day at Cannon Park for six wounded veterans. All successfully completed a three-week trauma resiliency training class with their new service dogs. Read More »

Former Marine Named Illinois Veterans Director

CHICAGO (AP) - A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. Read More »

War hero, Olympian Zamperini Dies at 97

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97. Read More »

Private Joseph Ozbourn Dedication Ceremony

HERRIN -- A local hero is getting a big honor. Private Joseph Ozbourn received the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II, but now he's being remembered in his home town. Read More »

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