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Vietnam War Vet Continues The Fight For Purple Heart That He Earned In 1968

Forty years after a battle that left him with a piece of shrapnel in his knee, a Vietnam War veteran is still fighting for his right to wear the Purple Heart medal that he earned during an indirect fire attack along the Laotian border in 1968.

07/18/2012

Alex Grame (credit: CBS 2)

Exclusive: 89-Year-Old World War II Veteran Describes Fight With Carjacker

“He put the gun in his left hand. And he kept hitting me, both hands,” Alex Grame said.

01/20/2012

Michelle King Gonzales - Oct 20, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Iraq War Veteran From Staten Island Running In NYC Marathon

Running long distances became an anchor for Michelle King Gonzales during her three tours in Iraq.

11/02/2011

The Hike for Heroes crew enters Times Square on June 15, 2011 (credit: Facebook/Hike For Our Heroes)

Iraq War Vet Raising Funds For Military Families Via ‘Forrest Gump’-Style Walk Comes To Times Square

Troy Yocum was in Iraq when a fellow soldier emailed to say he was in deep financial trouble, so he decided to embark on a 7,000 mile walk to raise money for him, and other military families.

06/15/2011

Kandahar Province, Afghanistan - File / Photo: Getty Images

New York Area Veterans Getting Lost In The System

Nearly a quater of the 85,000 veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health disorders, according to a new study.

01/26/2011

Sgt. John Simonetti

Family Honors Fallen Soldier Missing For 66 Years

More than 66 years ago, Sgt. John Simonetti landed in Normandy on D-Day in an elite Army Rangers unit.

11/11/2010

Brendan Marrocco (Photo/Peter Haskell)

S.I. Groundbreaking Held For Iraq Veteran’s New Home

He made huge sacrifices for his country and now an Iraq War veteran is getting a new home on Staten Island.

08/19/2010