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Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Afghanistan, Iraq War Veterans Deserve NYC Parade

Schumer says it’s time to honor “America’s post 9/11 troops,” continuing the modern tradition of welcome-home parades down Broadway in lower Manhattan’s “Canyon of Heroes.”

04/13/2014

Condoleezza Rice (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Sport)

Rutgers Faculty Protest Condoleezza Rice As Graduation Speaker Due To War Role

Rutgers University officials are standing by their decision to invite Condoleezza Rice to speak at the school’s commencement in May.

03/07/2014

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Stories From Main Street: Wall Street Firm Powered By Wounded Veterans

Drexel Hamilton was founded by a wounded Vietnam vet, Larry Doll. Its singular mission is to help returning veterans find meaningful careers.

10/14/2013

One of the homes being built on "Veterans Way" in Islandia (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

6 Military Vets Getting Homes At Discounted Prices On L.I.

The three-bedroom homes will be sold for $199,000 — about half of the going market rate.

09/24/2013

People look at the remains of a car bomb explosion near the fortified "Green Zone" in the Capital Baghdad, on March 19, 2013. (credit: SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Reflects As 10th Anniversary Of Invasion Is Met With Bloodshed

Roland Tomforde was a Marine Captain driving into Iraq exactly ten years ago.

03/19/2013

Former Marine Keith Zeier suits up in mountain-climbing gear (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Iraq War Amputee Survives After Getting Caught In Avalanche

Due to his injuries from the fall, Keith Zeier is temporarily unable to wear his prosthetic leg because he says his stump is too swollen.

01/30/2013

Brendan Marrocco (credit: CBS 2)

S.I. Soldier ‘Excited For The Future’ After Double-Arm Transplant

A soldier who lost all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing has two new arms following a double transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

01/29/2013

Brendan Marrocco (credit: CBS 2)

S.I. Soldier Who Lost 4 Limbs In Iraq War Has Double-Arm Transplant

The 26-year-old Staten Island native was injured by a roadside bomb Easter Sunday in 2009.

01/28/2013

Fort Dix Army Base (credit: CBS 2)

Air Force Airman And Partner Unite In Civil Union Ceremony At N.J. Military Base

Dozens of friends and family members attended the event for Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens. It was presided over by Kay Reeb, a Navy chaplain with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

06/24/2012

Vice President Joe Biden (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden Addresses West Point Cadets At Graduation Ceremony

Biden addressed the 972 U.S. Military Academy cadets in a ceremony on Saturday morning. He said that a nation emerging from a decade of war has greater flexibility.

05/26/2012

James Van Thach with Liz (Credit: CBS 2)

Iraq War Veteran Forms Extra-Special Bond With Canine Companion

A local Iraq War veteran lost sight in his left eye, his ability to practice law and some mobility. And now he’s counting on a canine companion to help with the little, but important things in life.

05/17/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie Calls Iraq Vet Law Student ‘Idiot’ At Town Hall Meeting

Things got a bit out of hand at one of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s town hall meetings on Thursday, when a shouting match ended with the governor calling an audience member an idiot.

03/09/2012

Christopher Levi in his wheelchair. (credit: Handout)

Suffolk Co. Police Offering Reward For Information In Theft Of Iraq War Veteran’s Wheelchair

Chris Levi discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home in Holbrook on Jan. 19.

01/25/2012

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Washington So Far Wary Of ‘Canyon Of Heroes’ Parade To Honor Iraq War Veterans

Now that the war in Iraq is officially over two local lawmakers are calling on New York City to honor those who fought there with a ticker tape parade down the “Canyon of Heroes.” But there seems to be some resistance in Washington.

12/21/2011

Brendan Marrocco

Wounded Iraq War Vet Offers Advice: It’s Time To Stop Dwelling On 9/11

“Sacrifice” is a word we’re hearing a lot this week. On Thursday, CBS 2’s Lou Young met a remarkable young man who has managed to maintain his good humor and humanity in the face of terrifying injuries.

09/08/2011

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