Connecting Vets

Julia LeDoux
February 01, 2020 - 5:30 am
Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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November 07, 2019 - 8:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah ( Connecting Vets ) -- Tiara Puro was 17 years old when her father handed her a recruiting brochure for the Utah Army National Guard. She remembered a feeling of excitement as she flipped through the pamphlet, especially when she read about the education benefits. She had been...
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Jack Murphy
October 29, 2019 - 5:03 am
(Connecting Vets) President Trump released a photograph of the military working dog who hunted ISIS leader Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi through a dark and dangerous tunnel in Idlib, Syria during a Delta Force raid over the weekend. Connecting Vets was told this evening the dog's name is Conan, assigned to...
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September 04, 2019 - 11:30 am
Join Us in Welcoming Our Kansas Veterans Home! Whenever our Kansas veterans make their return flight home, they are greeted with a welcome home ceremony that many of them never received--a true "Heroes Welcome Home" at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport. Friends and families of the veterans,...
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Photo courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command
June 04, 2019 - 11:08 am
The National Medal of Honor Museum is recognizing the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a bell tolling -- across the entire country. There are 13 American men who earned the Medal of Honor for actions on June 6, 1944. For that reason, church bells everywhere from New York to California will toll 13...
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May 30, 2019 - 9:19 am
The Navy the nation needs is coming to the Great Plains for Navy Week in late summer. Sailors from across the United States will be in Wichita and Hutchinson, Kan., Sept. 9-15.
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The Niland Brothers
Photo courtesy of Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library
May 28, 2019 - 10:39 am
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Fathom Events is hosting showings of "Saving Private Ryan" at 600 theaters across the nation -- but do you know the true story that inspired Steven Spielberg's 1998 film? See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day Brothers Edward,...
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Photo courtesy of DVIDS
May 21, 2019 - 7:49 am
Despite earlier indications that military personnel would be exempt from any efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco -- Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have hinted otherwise. The pair detailed a bipartisan congressional plan for the Tobacco-Free Youth Act on Monday...
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