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It seems fitting to celebrate with our Top 10 Articles of 2021. We hope you enjoy your holiday weekend. See you next year!
Top 10 Articles Of 2021
President Joe Biden pays respects to the US troops killed in Afghanistan while executing the evacuation mission. Biden stood witness with mourning families under a gray sky while the remains of 13 US troops who died in the Kabul suicide bombing were solemnly moved from an aircraft that brought them home.
August 23rd, WWII US veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children. The 97-year-old WWII veteran Martin Adler met with the three Italian siblings in person for the first time since the war.
After a 20-hour journey from Boca Raton, Florida, Adler held out his hand to grasp those of Bruno, Mafalda, and Giuliana Naldi for the joyful reunion at Bologna’s airport.
The first US service member wins the gold medal at the Olympics in Tokyo. First Lieutenant Amber English came out in the women’s shotgun skeet event.
English, 31, is a logistics officer and member of the Army Marksmanship Unit. She bested the previous 2016 women’s skeet gold medalist, Diana Bacosi of Italy.
The games’ official Twitter account tweeted, “Amber English wins gold with an Olympic Record of 56 in the women’s skeet final after a nail-biting ending.”
The US Space Force has two robotic X-37B space planes making it a mini-fleet. These spacecraft have been flying secret missions since 2010.
Their most recent mission, OTV-6, started in May 2020 and is currently in progress. The name suggests that this is the sixth flight for the robotic X-37B space planes. The other five missions occurred in April 2010, March 2011, December 2012, May 2015, and September 2017.
September 12th marked Lawrence Brooks’ 112th birthday, prompting his Oldest Living US Veteran title. He celebrated with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum. (The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate).
He received best wishes from Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, who tweeted, “Mr. Brooks, the entire state of Louisiana thanks you for your service, and we all wish you a joyous birthday.”
President Biden visited wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on September 2nd.
The August 26th suicide bombing at the Kabul airport caused 15 Marines to become wounded. They are currently being treated at the hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. The bombing occurred during the evacuations of Americans, Afghans, and allies. Unfortunately, this came before the nearly two-decade war in Afghanistan ended on August 31st.
On the day of the attack, 11 Marines lost their lives, one Army soldier and one Navy corpsman. President Biden went to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday and witnessed the return of their remains to US soil in a heavy “dignified transfer.”
A VA disability rating is given to a disabled veteran during the VA disability claim process. This rating is also known as a percentage that determines how much benefits (money) the Veteran will be eligible to obtain for their service-connected disabilities.
A long list of conditions will make you eligible to receive VA disability benefits. As long as there is medical evidence to prove your disability is service-related, you have the opportunity to receive disability benefits.
One of the heroic efforts that continue to go widely unrecognized is the spontaneous boat rescue after the 9/11 attacks. Crews aboard ferries, fishing boats, tour boats, and other mariners launched an unprecedented unplanned boat evacuation in New York harbor.
In less than nine hours, the effort delivered over 500,000 stranded people off Manhattan Island.
We sat down with Brandon Stevens, a United States Marine Corps veteran and the owner of Veteran Adviser Consulting.
We covered all of the burning questions veterans have when hiring a service like Brandon and his team provides.
On September 20th, Louis Graziano, a 98-year-old WWII Veteran, was given the French Legion of Honor. The ceremony happened in Thomson, Georgia, where he lives.
Graziano took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. He witnessed the German surrender and has since been honored by the French.
Supporting Veterans In The New Year
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