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11/10/18 | NBC News

Watch a World War II veteran reunite with his pen pal from 70 years ago

Mel Downing, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, opened his mailbox in Florida one day to discover a letter from Shirley Burns, a now 90-year-old Massachusetts woman whom he corresponded with via letters more than 70 years ago. With the help of the internet, Shirley found Mel after rediscovering their letters in her attic. It […]

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11/8/18 | NBC News

Jenna Bush Hager lends helping hand to deserving veteran

Sgt. Tracy Hillman served a combined 16 years in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Reserve before coming back home to take care of two of her young cousins who needed a home. In the spirit of Veterans Day, TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager wanted to thank Hillman for making a difference – by gifting […]

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10/3/18 | NBC News

Jason Kander exits Kansas City mayoral race, citing PTSD

Jason Kander, the rising Democratic political star and favorite to become Kansas City’s next mayor, has suddenly pulled out of the race. Kander, former U.S. Army captain who served in Afghanistan, cited post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports for TODAY.

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9/19/18 | NBC News

True patriots pushing for seat in Congress in record numbers

More than 200 military veterans are seeking new way to serve the country by running for Congress as midterm elections approach. NBC News’ Kasie Hunt reports.

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8/31/18 | NBC News

U.S. veterans turn to archaeology in Israel: ‘It’s almost like therapy’

A non-profit organization is helping U.S. veterans suffering from PTSD and physical disabilities by taking them out on archaeological digs.

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8/2/18 | NBC News

Returned remains of Korean War veterans honored in Hawaii

After nearly 70 years, 55 presumed American service members from the Korean War arrived back on U.S. soil Wednesday. A solemn and emotional ceremony took place with Vice President Mike Pence in Hawaii, each of the caskets accompanied by one Marine, one sailor, one soldier and one airman. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports for TODAY.

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7/4/18 | NBC News

‘It’s post-traumatic growth’: Inside a facility changing the lives of U.S. heroes

Combat veteran Ken Falke founded Boulder Crest, a retreat facility and program that helps veterans and military personnel cope with PTSD and other mental health issues. In an interview with TODAY’s Megyn Kelly, he shares how the program has helped so many, including former Army Sgt. Bryan Hood and Kathryn Buckland, a captain in the […]

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7/4/18 | NBC News

Fighting PTSD: Veterans and active duty members address military mental health crisis

For many veterans, the difficulties of war don't end at the battlefield, with many suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Combat veteran Ken Falke, founder of Boulder Crest and author of the book “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma,” talks with TODAY’s Megyn Kelly about PTSD. He’s joined by former Army Sgt. Bryan Hood […]

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6/14/18 | NBC News

Meet the woman who raises pigs as emotional support animals for veterans

Mandi Tidwell wanted to serve her country in the military, but suffered a crippling injury five weeks into basic training was sent home. Today, she serves in a different way: through Hooves Marching for Mercy, a nonprofit pig sanctuary that raises emotional support animals for the veteran community. She joins Megyn Kelly TODAY (but Willie, […]

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5/24/18 | NBC News

Trump presents Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL for 2002 Afghanistan rescue

President Trump recounts the heroic actions of retired Navy SEAL Britt K. Slabinski and awards him the congressional Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Trump said, “We are free because warriors like you are willing to give their sweat, their blood, and, if they have to, their lives for our great nation.”

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