Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks, Bridgeport made its summer marine police unit a year-round effort to protect the port, where oil, coal, bananas and pineapples arrived on ships from Colombia, Costa Rica and Indonesia.
Paul Tarbox, a U.S. Army veteran and clerk of the Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs wrote an eloquent letter to President Obama after the president’s photo was taken next to the Arlington Cemetery grave of Tarbox’s friend, Joe Phaneuf.
Late Sunday night President Barack Obama announced that a group of Navy Seals had killed terrorist Osama bin Laden during a firefight in Pakistan. On Monday morning, some Connecticut officials reflected on that news.
During a forum on homelessness at the Lyceum in Hartford on Monday, a Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary cited a troubling trend of homelessness among military veterans and offered her plan to combat the problem.