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WWII vet receives long-earned medals

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

One day short of 72 years after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, nearly 69 years after he was drafted and 67 years after he came home, World War II Veteran Anton Tuhy received three medals and a lapel pin from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on Friday in the V…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

WWII vet receives long-earned medals

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

One day short of 72 years after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, nearly 69 years after he was drafted and 67 years after he came home, World War II Veteran Anton Tuhy received three medals and a lapel pin from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on Friday in the V…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Riding the thunder: ND’s ‘Hoz’ made mark as elite pilot, combat leader

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TUCSON, Ariz. Tom Cruise may have played a Navy “Top Gun” in the movie, but Bill Hosmer was the real deal for the U.S. Air Force. Continue Reading

Dickinson vet says fireworks remind him of gun fights in Afghanistan; works to reintegrate himself into a civilian life

July 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

While many in the city of Dickinson will attend or watch the Fourth of July Roughrider Days fireworks tonight, Styles Inmon probably won’t. Continue Reading

Franken pushes bill to help break VA claims backlog

June 13, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Wednesday that the current backlog in processing claims for veterans in Minnesota and across the country is unacceptable, and he urged passage of his legislation to speed up the process. Continue Reading

Dickinson vet honors deceased vets

May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Four grave markers in the Dickinson Cemetery serve as memorials to veterans who were killed in action during World War II, though their remains were never recovered. It’s their memory that counts to Vietnam veteran Brian Benesh, who has placed miniature American flags on their grave markers, as well as those of nearly 860 others for Memorial Day. Continue Reading

Vietnam War vet to get new Purple Heart medal

March 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A Vietnam War veteran living in South Dakota is set to get a replacement military medal after someone broke into his home and stole his Purple Heart.
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Fargo VA gets $8.5M to expand mental health services

January 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The Fargo Veterans Affairs Health Care System will get $8.5 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2013 to expand mental health services to Fargo-area veterans. Continue Reading

GOP Rep. Kriesel of Cottage Grove featured in anti-marriage amendment ad (video)

November 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

State Rep. John Kriesel’s dramatic speech in the Minnesota House opposing a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is featured in a television commercial for amendment opponents Minnesotans United for All Families. Continue Reading

Photo of WWII veteran casting votes goes viral on the Internet

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HONOLULU (AP) — A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users. Continue Reading