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30 November 2022

Navy Seabee Tim Peña is Veteran Mission Possible’s Journalist of the Month

“Navy veteran Tim Peña sat on the laminate wood flooring in his studio apartment for three days. There was no TV or radio, just his thoughts. He thought about how to clean up all the blood if he survived, or how his family would have to walk through it to collect his things if he succeeded. He th...

November 22, 2022

Emmitt Yeary - Vietnam War

ABINGDON, Va. — Emmitt Yeary was a captain in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, stationed in Vietnam, when he received a letter postmarked Abingdon from a distraught mother seeking information about how her only son — Lt. Billy Webb — died the previous year. Yeary grew up in Wise County...

November 22, 2022

‘They’re judge and they’re jury’ — How the military’s malpractice claims process is failing troops and families

Special Forces Master Sgt. Richard Stayskal began having problems breathing in March 2017, and within months he was coughing up blood. Military doctors were unable to determine what was wrong but suspected that Stayskal was suffering from pneumonia or allergies. It was not until he saw a civilian...

November 12, 2022

Coming Together — So That Our Veterans Don’t Fall Apart — the Veteran Mission Possible Campaign Veterans Day Update

Most of us have seen the distressing headlines about our veterans: their rate of suicide, homelessness, drug abuse, incarceration rate, debt and more. Some have also read about the VA attempts via Mission Daybreak to specifically reduce vet suicide — even throwing $20 million dollars in prizes in...

October 20, 2022

I Have Had All I Can Take

“Aren’t you Ernie Pyle?” the man asked. He was an officer—a medic. He held his helmet at his side. Ernie looked up from his champagne cocktail in the basement bar of the Hôtel Scribe, a storied establishment in central Paris that had been the headquarters for Nazi propagandists—until it was “lib...

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