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Veteran with PTSD Denied Ride on Bus Because of Service Dog

Originally posted 06/29/2015 03:40PM

Daniel Wright, a Purple Heart veteran who served 11 years in the Marines and the Army, was denied a ride on a New Jersey transit bus because of his registered service pit bull, Tank.

Wright suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, not uncommon for a veteran who's served four tours of duty.

"I was just trying to come home from school," Wright told Fox and Friends on Monday, when the driver insisted that dogs weren't allowed on the bus. Wright showed the driver Tank's certified collar and vest – which read "US Army Service Dog" – but the diver slammed the door in his face.

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World War II Veteran's Missing ID Bracelet Returned to New Jersey Family 70 Years Later

World War II Veteran's Missing ID Bracelet Returned to New Jersey Family 70 Years Later

Originally posted 06/23/2015 04:20PM

On June 6, 1944, Peter Testa stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II. During the D-Day invasion, Testa’s military identification bracelet detached from his wrist.

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Fallen Soldiers Buried with Dignity Because of Florida Air Force Veteran's Selfless Act

Fallen Soldiers Buried with Dignity Because of Florida Air Force Veteran's Selfless Act

Originally posted 06/17/2015 09:35AM

Mike DelPizzo, a quality assurance professional at AT&T in Jacksonville, Florida, was reading the newspaper one Sunday morning in November 2013 when he saw that the cremated remains of a veteran were going to be buried in a cardboard box at the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

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My Life Now: Former POW Jessica Lynch Finds Happiness As a Mom and an Educator (VIDEO)

My Life Now: Former POW Jessica Lynch Finds Happiness As a Mom and an Educator (VIDEO)

Originally posted 06/04/2015 02:40PM

Twelve years ago, Jessica Lynch made international headlines when, as a private first class serving in Iraq, she was captured during an ambush – and famously rescued nine days later.

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Former POW Jessica Lynch on Living with PTSD: I Fear 'That I'm Going to Be Captured Again'

Former POW Jessica Lynch on Living with PTSD: I Fear 'That I'm Going to Be Captured Again'

Originally posted 06/03/2015 03:05PM

It's been more than a decade since former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch was rescued from Iraq, and she's now happily nestled into life in her home state of West Virginia, as a mother to daughter Dakota, 8, with fiancé Wes Robinson.

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Heroes Among Us

Kimberly Felshaw Hosts Incredible Baby Showers for Deserving Military Families

Originally posted 05/28/2015 11:30AM

In 2005, Kimberly Felshaw lost her three-week-old daughter to Trisomy 13, a chromosomal defect that severely affects the mind and body. The community of South Shores Church in Monarch Beach, California, was there to support the military wife – from hosting her baby shower to planning her baby's memorial service.

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Man Loses 180 Lbs. in Order to Join the Army: 'I Wanted to Be Like My Dad'

Man Loses 180 Lbs. in Order to Join the Army: 'I Wanted to Be Like My Dad'

Originally posted 05/25/2015 04:55PM

A Roseberg, Oregon, man wanted so badly to follow his father's bootsteps into the U.S. Army that he lost 180 lbs. to qualify, and soon will travel across the country to attend basic training in Georgia.

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Veteran Says We Need to 'Change the Conversation' Surrounding PTSD

Veteran Ben Keen's New Mission: Helping Fellow Vets with PTSD – and Demolishing the Stigma

Originally posted 05/25/2015 01:40PM

Ben Keen moved to Pittsburgh after serving in Iraq for eight-and-a-half years. He'd been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, since 2004, and after his honorable discharge in 2008, re-adjusting to civilian life proved virtually impossible.

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U.S. Military Helicopter Declared Missing During Rescue Mission in Nepal

U.S. Military Helicopter Declared Missing During Rescue Mission in Nepal

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:30PM

Six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were aboard a UH-1 "Huey" helicopter when it disappeared Tuesday in Nepal, according to reports.

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How Country Music Stars Showed Their Support for American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle

How Country Music Stars Embraced American Sniper Widow Taya Kyle

Originally posted 05/09/2015 02:50PM

In her candid new memoir American Wife, Taya Kyle opens up about her grief, her regrets, and how she’s learning to move on. Subscribe now for more on the mom of two and her new book.

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