Veteran

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Thank God for the dozens and dozens of volunteers who stepped up on a holiday like Thanksgiving Day. Many helped The Salvation Army of Northwest Louisiana provide meals to hundreds of people on Thursday, Nov. 24. The assembly line included people filling plates and running them out to families waiting in […]

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov 21 (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who had taken his family to support a drag show performer who was one of his daughter’s friends said his U.S. Army training took over when gunfire broke out at a Colorado LGBTQ club. “It’s the reflex,” Rich Fierro told reporters gathered […]

COLORADO SPRINGS — Richard M. Fierro was at a table in Club Q with his wife, daughter and friends on Saturday, watching a drag show, when the sudden flash of gunfire ripped across the nightclub and instincts forged during four combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan instantly kicked in. Fight back, he told himself, protect […]

A veteran movie critic’s new documentary celebrates talents from Black cinema  NPR Source link

Daniel Smith at his home in Washington, D.C., in July 2020. Smith, who was 90 when he died Oct. 19, 2022, in Washington, was one of the last remaining children of enslaved Black Americans, and a rare direct link to slavery in the United States. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post) Growing up in the 1930s, Daniel […]

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In the days since Dane Partridge was fatally wounded while serving as a volunteer soldier in Ukraine, his sister has found moments of comfort in surprising places: First, a misplaced baseball cap discovered in her laundry room, then in a photo of a battered pickup truck with only one tire intact. […]

Heather Proctor, 35, is a disabled United States veteran and a single mother. Currently, she is a photographer and film student. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey and has lived all over the world including Japan and Mexico, this Black expat now lives in Portugal. Last year, she co-founded

Heather Proctor, 35, is a disabled United States veteran and a single mother. Currently, she is a photographer and film student. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey and has lived all over the world including Japan and Mexico, this Black expat now lives in Portugal. Last year, she co-founded Black in Portugal, a Lisbon-based […]

Dianne Jackson Submitted photo SIKESTON — A Sikeston U.S. Army veteran will be among the featured faculty during a national healthcare conference Saturday in Chicago. Retired U.S. Army Col. Dianne Jackson of Sikeston will present, “Defining Social Determinants of Health and Strategies that Mitigate Achieving Optimal Living” during the “Improving Patient Access: Utilizing New Guidelines […]

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Millions of letters and packages sent to U.S. troops had accumulated in warehouses in Europe by the time Allied troops were pushing toward the heart of Hitler’s Germany near the end of World War II. This wasn’t junk mail — it was the main link between home and the front in […]


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