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  • US war veteran 'deported by North Korea' (Merrill Newman)

    12/06/2013 6:43:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/6/13 | BBC
    North Korea has deported a US veteran of the Korean War who had been detained in the country since October, the state-run KCNA news agency reports. It says Merrill Newman was expelled on "humanitarian grounds" after he confessed to his "crimes" against the state during the 1950-53 war and "apologised". Mr Newman, 85, had been held on charges of "hostile acts" against the North. He had been visiting the country as a tourist.
  • Hundreds of Strangers Show Up to Funeral of Vet Without Family

    11/12/2013 3:11:16 AM PST · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 11, 2013 | Mia Fitzharris
    As the United States observes Veterans Day, our friends across the pond in England and in other Commonwealth countries recognize Armistice Day, also known as Poppy Day or Remembrance Day. As they pay their respects to the men and women who served their countries, one deserving vet has received a truly moving tribute. Ninety-nine-year-old Harold Jellicoe Percival, known as Coe, died a few weeks ago on October 25 in a nursing home in Lancashire. He served in the Royal Air Force Bomber Command during World War II. Sadly, at the time of his passing, Coe, having never been married or...
  • Dad Fights Zoning Board's Order to Destroy Backyard Tree House

    10/17/2011 6:06:46 PM PDT · by Immerito · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    A zoning board in Fairfax County, Va., is standing firm in its decision to order a war veteran to destroy a tree house he built for his two young sons. County officials determined Mark Grapin, an Army aviation specialist, violated zoning regulations when he built a tree house in his backyard. “The boys wanted a tree house,” Grapin told Fox News Radio, explaining it was a promise he made to his 8-year-old and 10-year-old sons before he left for Iraq. “It was a commitment I made to the boys and, frankly, we should do our best to keep our commitments...