Hero Stories

VA Committed

VA Committed to Veterans’ Health, Well-being, Official Says By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 – The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges systemic issues of timeliness in providing veterans with health care and is committed to fixing unacceptable patient scheduling practices, a senior VA official told Congress yesterday. Dr. Thomas Lynch, assistant deputy undersecretary for health for clinical operations, V...

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3/5 Marines and their Spartan HeroBracelets

CPL Kyle Fujino and Company ordered 7 Spartan HeroBracelets for his guys in the 3/5 Marines to honor the four Marines lost in his conpany; Here's an article. In Memorium to these Heroes every one; This is a Beautiful Photo of the group wearing their new HeroBracelets: What’s left of us in India Company, minus CPL Hicks and CPL Padilla who were not present at the time. Bottom left to right: SGT Schorg, SGT Hamilton - top left to right: CPL Jacobson, CPL Juarez...

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My Hero. My Love. Lance Corporal Eric A. Palmisano

I Lost My Life on April 2, 2006.  On that day the man I loved, the man I planned to marry and grow old with, died in Iraq. Seven marines and one sailor died in the same accident. Who knows how many of us back home lost our lives that day? Most of us are still here, breathing and going through the motions of living. But we'll never be the same. Every morning I wake up to the hope that it's all a bad dream, that somehow, somehow… I've conjured up a thousand different scenarios wit...

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Suicide survivor shares story with Naval Hospital staff

(NOTE: I met with Andrew O'Brian today to talk about the high rates of suicide. He's an amazing guy and doing some great work. He's written a book and is doing a national speaking tour to help this with PTSD. HeroBracelets is going to actively help with his project. You can find his site, book and many videos at http://wyshproject.org/ WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Andrew O'Brien had a tough time growing up, so he joined the Army looking for family and a life's mission. But in Ir...

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Returned letters, Purple Heart open book on deceased WWII vet's life.

Nancy Cederman knew this much about her uncle’s life: Kendall Morrow was born in 1915 in Canada, the first of five children and the only son of Edwin and Mable Morrow. Some years later, he immigrated to the United States with his family, settling just across the Canadian border near Buffalo, N.Y. He became a citizen, found work as a mechanic and married. In November 1942, as his new country reeled from the attack on Pearl Harbor less than a year before, Morrow enlisted in the Arm...

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Marine receives award for rescuing young girl

Cpl. Brian E. Babineau, a Gardner, Mass., native and a warehouse clerk with Supply Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Jesse A. Kemp, the commanding officer of Supply Battalion, after receiving the Navy Commendation Medal for saving a young girl’s life at North Topsail Beach, N.C., July 14, 2013 at an award ceremony at the French Creek barracks aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., January 10, 2014. Babineau swam out into the ocean and brought ba...

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More Corporations Join Military Spouse Employment Partnership

By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 – In a show of commitment and support to those who serve alongside uniformed service members, 60 new corporations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership in an induction ceremony here today. With a prolific career in both government and the private sector, Frank Vollrath, assistant secretary of defense for readiness and force management, praised MSEP’s global success rate. “The family, and the...

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Changes to enlisted separation policy aim to provide Soldiers options

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 13, 2014) -- The Enlisted Voluntary Early Separation Program and Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program have some important changes that took effect Jan. 1. VOLUNTARY SEPARATION The Enlisted Voluntary Early Separation Program is designed for Soldiers who have employment offers and want to separate prior to the expiration of their term of service, or ETS. They can now request getting out up to 180 days prior to their ETS. Soldiers can request the s...

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The HomeFront Collection from HeroBracelets.org

HeroBracelets.org is about to launch a new line of bracelets, necklaces and pendants called The HomeFront Collection! We're asking families of those deployed around the world to help us create a line of custom jewelry that will keep their loved one's closer all the time. If you've got suggestions or ideas, let us know!  Our first new piece is the single jewel bracelet in sterling silver. Each bracelet is completely handmade by master silversmith and custom stamped with your personal mes...

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Guardsmen Team Up to Tackle West Virginia Water Crisis

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jan. 13, 2014 – Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive enhanced response force package, along with members from West Virginia, Ohio and District of Columbia civil support teams, have been working around the clock drawing water samples from across West Virginia’s Kanawha Valley to determine levels of contamination remaining in the water supply. Army Staff Sgt. David R...

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