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A western Michigan bar has apologized for asking a veteran and his service dog to leave the establishment.

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Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

The IRS is asking a wounded veteran from Michigan to pay $62,000 in income taxes on the federal government's cancellation of his student loans.

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

More than 52,000 Americans died in the Vietnam War.  Virtually all who survived came home with some level of emotional trauma.  Decades after the fall of Saigon, thousands of veterans continue to live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

 


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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Former U.S. Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning was in East Lansing today to campaign for Democratic congressional candidate Elissa Slotkin. Both are Michigan natives with extensive military and national security credentials.

A report says troubles at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans’ Home are largely resolved.

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
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Democratic lawmakers in Lansing say the Attorney General is doing too little, too late.

Downtown Grand Rapids
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Eleven former employees are charged with falsifying records at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.


The family of a World War II veteran with dementia who was attacked and died after wandering into another man’s room at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in 2012 has settled a lawsuit against the state of Michigan.

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Courtesy / VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

The Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Ann Arbor is holding a town hall to take questions from veterans about their medical care.


Lansing-area woman wants dad, others on Vietnam memorial.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

On this Memorial Day, WKAR is remembering all American veterans who've given their lives in the service of our country.  Today, we're proud to honor a U.S. Air Force officer from Lansing.


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Another water problem threatens the health of Americans.  In this case, they are veterans of the United States Marine Corps.

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Veterans in Michigan will see new services in the state's two largest cities. Federal funding is still awaited.

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Kevin Lavery / WKAR

It's been 75 years since the Japanese surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. One of those fallen sailors grew up in mid-Michigan, and his final act of selflessness earned him our nation's highest military honor. Current State's Kevin Lavery recalls the life of Francis Flaherty, U.S. Navy.


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