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A veteran returns to his completely remodeled Suisun City home (photo credit: Anna Duckworth)

Community Chips In To Completely Remodel Returning Marine Corps Vet’s Suisun City Home

U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Jack Bernardo came back from the airport to his Suisun City home to find the community had pitched in and completely remodeled it.

06/17/2014

Occupy Oakland Holds Vigil For Protesting Vet

$4.5M Settlement Reached For Iraq War Vet Injured In Occupy Oakland Protest

An Iraq War veteran who was critically wounded when he was hit in the head with a police projectile during a 2011 Occupy Oakland protest will receive a $4.5 million settlement from the city of Oakland, his attorneys announced Friday.

03/21/2014

A photograph of a soldier that was killed in Iraq hangs on a wooden cross at a Lafayette roadside memorial that features over 5,000 wooden crosses which represent U.S. troops that have been killed in Iraq. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Residents Reflect On Iraq War 10 Years After U.S. Invasion

To mark 10 years since U.S. military troops invaded Iraq, a number of Bay Area residents were highlighting the war’s impact Tuesday.

03/19/2013

Protesters rally for International Worker's Day outside the Alameda County Court House on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Demonstrators have called for nation-wide May Day strikes to protest economic inequality and political corruption. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Injured During Oakland Occupy Suing Alameda County For Abuse

An Iraq War veteran who was seriously hurt during a police raid on an Occupy Oakland encampment last year is suing Alameda County for abuse during his 18 hours in jail.

11/27/2012

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Helmets To Hardhats Connects Returning Vets To Silicon Valley Construction Jobs

Helmets to Hardhats, a nationally recognized program, is working with the Silicon Valley construction trade to train veterans for jobs.

09/18/2012

A mural listing the names of the 4,484 U.S. soldiers killed during the Iraq War is being painted in "Veterans Alley" in San Francisco. (CBS)

San Francisco ‘Veterans Alley’ Mural To List Soldiers Killed In Iraq

Veterans on Wednesday began painting the names of the 4,484 U.S. soldiers who were killed during the Iraq War on a mural in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

06/27/2012

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Body Near Santa Clara County Orchard Is Mother Of Iraq Vet

The body of a missing Gilroy woman, mother of an Iraq War vet who killed his young sister before killing himself last week, was found Thursday near a well-known orchard in unincorporated Santa Clara County, according to Gilroy police.

03/22/2012

Occupy Oakland Holds Vigil For Protesting Vet

Injured Occupy Oakland Protester To File Claim Against City

Scott Olsen, an Occupy Oakland protester seriously injured during an October demonstration, plans to file a claim against the city of Oakland, his attorney said Friday.

03/16/2012

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VA Hopes Gilroy Headlines Won’t Prevent Veterans From Seeking PTSD Treatment

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping Thursday’s murder-suicide involving an Iraq War vet does not discourage vets with PTSD to seek treatment.

03/16/2012

Martha Gutierrez

No Sign Of Gilroy Mother After Iraq Vet Murder-Suicide

The search continued for a missing woman whose son — 27-year-old Iraq War veteran Abel Gutierrez—is believed to have fatally shot his 11-year-old sister before turning the gun on himself in the family’s Gilroy apartment Wednesday night, police said.

03/16/2012

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