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Manny Torres jokes that he wears the hat, declaring himself a veteran of World War II and Korea, so he can get a senior discount. Truth be told, the cap is a conversation starter. There, he talks with employees and fellow residents alike about his 21 years in the Navy and the love of his life, his late wife, Maria. With his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and George Speer of Stafford County, he regularly goes to local museums, concerts and church. He also fills his spare time with crafts, creating leather handbags, hand-painted wooden signs and copper crucifixes at a card table in his apartment. He helped stain her deck the summer before last, and he brings precision and neatness to any task. In his preteen years, he loved visiting nearby docks, where warships were tied. In his young eyes, nothing could be better than the Navy.

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When I met my fiance, he had already been in more than ten years, and was accustomed to mobilization and deployment So that was something new for him to adjust to, even though changing stations and leaving for trainings, and the like weren’t new for him. When we first got engaged, he left immediately to do a shorter term training exercise in Singapore, and he said that those three weeks separated from me were harder than when he’d gone to Korea for a year, because when he was in Korea, he wasn’t leaving anybody behind.

My fiance is not by nature a person given to emotional distance My fiance can be stoic when he needs to be in his work, but when he’s not “on,” he’s a softie, and very emotionally demonstrative.

Dating + Marriage; Family + Friends Gardening Led This Veteran to a New Life of Hope and Healing 39, a U.S. Navy veteran who now runs Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, a farm and.

Posted by VetCollector Baseball is and has been played on every surface imaginable, gravel, dirt, tarmac, turf both natural and artificial and even concrete. The locations can be almost anywhere: The opening game of the baseball season at Furlong Field. This diamond would see dozens of baseballs brightest and best don their spikes and military-team flannels to entertain the troops stationed in Hawaii during WWII. Picture yourself seated in a wooden bleacher with the fragrance of fresh cut grass blending with aviation engine exhaust from the nearby flight-line of a major U.

Army Air Force Base, nestled among the swaying palm trees. Under the warm tropical sun, you begin to look at your blank scorecard, in awe of what is before you. The lineups are about to be announced, but without prompting, you already recognize the faces. There were many professional ball players stationed within the military in Hawaii during the World War II years.

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Jun 30,  · My first military relationship was with a Coast Guard, and now I’m dating someone in the Army. I would say that dating someone in the Army has been a little more difficult. The Coast Guard’s chances of being deployed weren’t nearly as high as my boyfriend in the : Resolved.

Posted by VetCollector What is the difference between a collector and a hoarder? It is a fair question that I often ask myself, especially when I am at a decision point before pulling the trigger on an acquisition. Some folks may decide to move forward with a purchase based upon a single element while others employ a matrix of factors that guide their choices. As many of these factors are subjective and are unique to the individual, it is impossible for one person to answer a the aforementioned question.

Psychology professor Randy O. My simple to suggest yet difficult to adhere to advice to those who are interested in collecting militaria can be summed up with just one word: To some, focusing on a national military is focus enough. However, I can only imagine what their homes or storage areas of someone who collects US Militaria must look like as they gather pieces from four branches of the armed forces. In my estimation, the level of focus that makes the most sense is one that aligns with several criteria.

For me these are:

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Navy Veteran Christopher Ingraham, Jr. Chris was the all American guy and he was in the U. He was the guy everybody loved to be around. It was a magical time for both of them that is until Katrina found out she was pregnant only three months after they began dating. Chris agreed to move to Maine from New York so Katrina could be close to her family. Chris needed to provide for the family so he got a job at the local Naval base as a clerk. Chris recognized he had a family and he was going to take care of them.

And if she could steal from her own grandmother, she was capable of anything. Stealing was a bad habit Katrina had been doing for years. She stole from her school and family members in the past. Money was the object for her. Katrina not only stole from friends and family but also the State of Maine. She received welfare benefits because she said there was no other income coming into the family even though Chris had a job.

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In talking to them, I learned that a majority of the guys using the sites are in their late 30s, have a few kids, and are looking for a wife to settle down with. Overall, my experiences with the sites were varied, with one emerging as a clear winner. Since I find the notion of paying for online dates a little too similar to paying for sex, I gave up on the site. After a week on this site with seemingly no coherent mail, I quit it too.

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Background. Arlington County has a long history with our nation’s military, dating back to the Civil War. Today, Arlington serves as the home of the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery, two of the most important defense facilities in our nation, as well as Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington Hall Station, DARPA, ONR and other leased facilities.

Nation May 24, But when the time came, he found that the U. Army Golden Knights parachute team gave him the confidence to jump. And the best part about it when I got down there were the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders waiting for me to come down. The jump team excluding Parrott. From left to right the participants are: Three other soldiers in his unit also suffered burns that caused lifelong injuries. The Sons of the Flag organization helps families of burn victims from the military and elsewhere by supporting them through their loved ones initial hospitalization and arranging hotel stays, parking passes and toiletry bags.

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He wrote this essay. By Jason Moon The way we think about PTSD is communicated in the way we talk about it, in the way we talk to veterans, and the way we talk to veterans – believe it or not – directly reflects their ability to get help. Thinking of how I can help people understand how to talk to veterans, I came up with seven simple things that you should never say to a veteran. What was it like over there?

Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, a year-old Navy veteran, has skydived with soldiers from every U.S. war since World War II to raise awareness for his foundation Sons of the Flag, which benefits the.

The eligible veterans will have a year after the date of their letter from the Defense Department to file a claim for the refund, or three years after filing their tax return that reported the disability severance pay, whichever is later. Survivors of those who paid the taxes are also eligible for the refund, which would be paid to the estate of the veteran.

The mailings to , veterans started on July 9, and are scheduled to be completed by July These refunds are the result of a law passed in — the Combat Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of — which applies to veterans who received this pay dating back to Jan. By law, DSP is not taxable if: The DSP is paid for combat-related injuries determined by the military service at the time of separation, or The veteran is eligible for disability compensation from the Veterans Affairs department.

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She was in the Navy for nearly 10 years, working in aviation electronics. But a back injury forced her to retire early in She used veterans education benefits to earn an art degree from Salem State University.

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Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email A heroic Royal Navy surgeon who saved hundreds of lives during the Falklands War has passed away at his home. Captain Rick Jolly, 71, who lived in Crafthole, near Torpoint, was uniquely honoured by both the British and the Argentines for his command of the field hospital at Ajax Bay, where around 1, wounded were treated.

It is an equivalent OBE honour by Argentina in recognition of his efforts to save the lives of its wounded soldiers — the first servicemen in British military history to be honoured by an enemy power. In an interview with The Herald in , he summed up his modest character. He said his thoughts at the time were: As senior medical officer with Stonehouse-based 3 Commando Brigade, Rick had been scrambled to a Wessex helicopter to help search for casualties from the ship.

As the helicopter approached the listing HMS Ardent, Rick and the helicopter crew found it hard to spot survivors in the water as plumes of thick, black smoke towered into the sky from the fires on board. But as they hovered closer to the ravaged Type 21 frigate, the co-pilot saw a man struggling to stay afloat. My heart slowed down and my vision changed like I was in a tunnel. I bear-hugged him and before I knew it we were back in the helicopter cabin.

But no sooner had he caught his breath, than the Royal Marine corporal in the cabin beckoned for him to come closer. He was in a terrible state, with a huge gash in his head and blood all over his face.

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This article explains the differences between these concepts and provides a basic overview of military divorce. Separation Sometimes, couples both military and civilian that are going through a rough patch in their marriage choose to separate before pursuing a divorce. They may want time to see how they do living apart or to seek counseling to save their marriage. During a separation, most couples will live apart. If the couple decides to legally separate or divorce later, they may be able to incorporate their separation agreement into a judgment of legal separation or divorce.

Couples that choose legal separation typically do so for religious reasons.

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Email Pieter Hanson’s mother tweeted her son was afraid to go on solo dates in the climate of the MeToo movement. Hanson said that was inaccurate. He was awarded the USO award. He was 1 in A school. He is a gentleman who respects women. He graduated first in his drawing class. He respects women and has a keen sixth sense. Hanson tweeted from the account Thatwasmymom saying he was an advocate of the MeToo movement and complimenting social media users on their memes.

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