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5/23/19 | NBC News

Hidden Heroes: Wife of injured Afghan War vet becomes his full-time caregiver

As part of NBC News' Hidden Heroes series, Gabe Gutierrez reports on Tara Plybon, wife and now full-time caregiver for her husband Todd, who returned from Afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries. In the years since, Tara has learned to not only help heal his physical injuries, but the invisible ones as well.

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5/23/19 | NBC News

Fmr. Sen. Elizabeth Dole on campaign to support military caregivers

Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, NBC and MSNBC are joining forces with a special group of heroes who are often forgotten – those on the front lines of caring for military veterans after they come home. Former North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss her organization called Hidden Heroes, dedicated to supporting […]

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5/23/19 | NBC News

3 military caregivers open up about struggles, dedication: ‘You’re not alone’

Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie report live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where they’re shining a light on the millions of resilient military caregivers nationwide. They’re joined by three of these heroes — Andrea Dorsey, Robert Grier and Aimmie Jenkins — who open up about their challenges.

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5/23/19 | NBC News

Elizabeth Dole talks about championing military caregivers

Former Sen. Elizabeth Dole joins Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie live at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to share how she’s aiding military caregivers through her foundation and its Hidden Heroes campaign. “The small acts of kindness can make a real difference,” she says about those looking to help.

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5/23/19 | NBC News

Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie step into the world of military caregivers

Tom Hanks and Savannah Guthrie report live from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where they honor the millions of military caregivers nationwide. They listen to several families’ stories and learn about their struggles at an event hosted by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and its Hidden Heroes campaign.

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5/23/19 | NBC News

Inside the challenges US veterans and caregivers face today

About 1.3 million Americans are in active military duty today, often sent on multiple tours in dangerous areas away from their families. But when their time serving ends, how well do we take care of them? NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY on efforts to reduce veteran unemployment, homelessness and mental health illness.

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5/19/19 | NBC News

WWII hero and Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. dies at 97

Fleming Begaye Sr., a Navajo Code Talker during World War II, died last week at age 97. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well-lived.

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5/11/19 | NBC News

WWII veteran, 99, accepts college diploma 70 years later

Elizabeth Barker Johnson, a 99-year-old World War II veteran, finally accepted her college diploma 70 years after graduating from college. NBC’s Tammy Leitner reports for TODAY.

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4/25/19 | NBC News

Jay Leno surprises disabled vet with George H.W. Bush’s service car

Jay Leno and Jenna Bush Hager stop by the plaza in a service car that belonged to Jenna's grandfather, late President George H.W. Bush. With help from BraunAbility and the Drive for Inclusion initiative, they gift the car to David Miller, a U.S. Navy veteran living with cerebellar atrophy and ataxia.

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4/19/19 | NBC News

Inside the true story of WWII’s most decorated spy

The new book “Code Name: Lise” details the heroism of Odette Sansom, World War II’s most decorated spy. Few people have heard her story, so NBC’s Stephanie Gosk sat down with the book’s author and Sansom’s granddaughter to learn more.

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