by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2014 5:22pm
U.S. Marine Corporal Sgt. Greg Caron lost both his legs below the knee on Nov. 12, 2011, to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Just nine months later, he was at Walter Reed National Military Veterans Center learning how to walk again.
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by Staff Report | December 20, 2013 3:16pm
This year marks the 11th year of lawmakers’ Secret Santa clothing drive for the veterans at the state home in Rocky Hill.
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by Emily Boushee | December 2, 2013 6:30am
In 2013, homelessness nationwide decreased by four percent. However, Connecticut has seen a seven percent increase since 2012, according to the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.
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by Emily Boushee | November 18, 2013 6:12pm
Flanked by four victims of sexual assault, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal advocated Monday for passage of an amendment that would change how sexual assaults in the military are prosecuted.
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by Hugh McQuaid | October 18, 2013 3:55pm
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman and the state’s National Guard on Friday launched Operation ELF, an annual effort to help ease the financial burden of deployed troops’ families by seeking donations and unwrapped holiday gifts.
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by Christine Stuart | October 10, 2013 5:30am
It took Jordan Massa two years to get the disability and education benefits he earned after sustaining injuries from an IED explosion in Iraq.
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by Hugh McQuaid | September 20, 2013 3:25pm
Linda Schwartz had the bittersweet task Friday of overseeing what was likely to be her last Veteran Stand Down as state veterans affairs commissioner. The annual event helping needy veterans was something she helped to make a tradition in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2013 4:16pm
by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2013 6:09pm
Carmen Cardona, a disabled Navy veteran who is married to woman, has been fighting for three years for the spousal disability benefits she would receive if she was married to a man.
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by Hugh McQuaid | August 8, 2013 3:00pm
A group of Connecticut veterans spoke Thursday about how their lives were knocked off course while they waited for the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department to process their disability claims.
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