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Looking Back 50 Years At A Coloradan’s Photographic Journal Of The Vietnam War

An unidentified soldier is a crewman on a M-113 armored personnel carrier in Tan Thoi Nhut, Vietnam in March 1968 during the Vietnam War. Courtesy: Dick Durrance   Fifty years ago Dick Durrance of Carbondale was in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, … Continue reading

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Wings of Valor: Honoring America’s Fighter Aces

America’s Fighter Aces are among the most elite wartime pilots. To earn that distinction they need to have destroyed at least five enemy planes.  Some 60,000 combat pilots served between World War I and the Vietnam War — only 1,447 became aces. … Continue reading

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Honoring Vietnam War Era Veterans, Many Who Feel Forgotten

Many Vietnam War era veterans have waited decades for recognition. Hundreds of veterans will be honored during several ceremonies being held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The first one is this Friday, March 24 in Lakewood. … Continue reading

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Disabled Vet ‘DT’ Del Toro, A Champion Shot-Putter, Aims For Rio Paralympic Games

Master Sgt. Israel “DT” Del Toro Jr. was severely burned and wounded during an explosion in Afghanistan 11 years ago. The doctors gave him little chance to live. Now he’s a gold medal shot-putter and the first 100 percent disabled … Continue reading

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Pueblo’s Haven for Warriors

Ten years after the start of the war in Iraq, veterans are increasingly struggling with substance abuse, which often goes hand in hand with post-traumatic stress disorder. A recent study shows that one out of five active duty service members … Continue reading

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Fighting for Breath

The war in Iraq began 10 years ago March 19. Here’s a look at a different battle for some of the men and women who served there – the battle to breathe. Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at … Continue reading

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Helping Veterans Heal

A lasting legacy of 9/11 is the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers coming home from two wars, only to find a new battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds that remain unseen. Programs aimed … Continue reading

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Coming Home from War

A lasting legacy of 9/11 is the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers coming home from two wars, only to find a new battle to fit back into civilian life again. Many have crippling wounds that remain unseen. Programs aimed … Continue reading

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Coloradans Remember 9/11: Telling War Stories Helps Veterans

Dave Roever came close to death when he was wounded in the Vietnam War. His injuries included burns that left him permanently disfigured. When he returned from Vietnam, he was told to stay home, so that he wouldn’t embarrass himself … Continue reading

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Iraq War Stories: Veteran Helps Others Heal

Ian Newland says a friend may just be what gets you through battle. The retired Army Staff Sergeant survived an insurgent attack in Baghdad because of a friend’s heroism. Now Newland is a friend to other service members and veterans. … Continue reading

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