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