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World War II Veteran Receives H.S. Diploma At Ceremony 70 Years Later

The left side of Herman Zeitchik’s chest was covered in medals, but you couldn’t see them until his wife opened his graduation gown.

06/20/2014

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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