Veteran

Slain SJPD officer Michael Johnson. (Source: SJPD)

SJPD Officer’s Memorial Expected To Draw Law Enforcement Officers From Far Away

Law enforcement officers from far and away are expected to attend a memorial for slain San Jose Police Officer Michael Johnson and plans for the service could be announced as soon as Thursday, a police union spokesman said Wednesday.

03/25/2015

Vietnam War

Bay Area Veteran Visits Vietnam On 50th Anniversary Of U.S. Landing

A Bay Area veteran visited the shores of Vietnam on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. troops landing there.

03/08/2015

Veterans carry a flag. (CBS)

Oakland Whistleblowers Say Veterans Being Denied Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits — even American flags at veterans’ funerals.

02/25/2015

A man seeks donations for National Paradigm, a charity that claims to help veterans. (CBS)

Is Money Raised By Bay Area Charity Really Going To Help Homeless Veterans?

You may have seen them outside your local grocery store: men and women raising money for disabled and homeless veterans. An American flag and an ammo box are their trademarks.

02/04/2015

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30-Year Walnut Creek Police Veteran Charged For Allegedly Beating Woman In Richmond With Baseball Bat

A Walnut Creek police officer has been charged for allegedly donning a mask and beating a woman with a baseball bat in Richmond last month.

09/08/2014

Brandon Del Fiorentino, a Marine veteran, was shot near his Antioch home on August 1, 2014. (Facebook)

Decorated Marine Veteran Who Survived Three Tours Of Duty In Iraq Shot Near His Antioch Home

A decorated, former Marine hospitalized recovering from a shooting near his home in Antioch.

08/05/2014

Angelina Jolie & Louis Zamperini (credit: Universal Pictures)

‘Unbroken': First Trailer For Angelina Jolie’s Louis Zamperini Biopic Released

Preview the Jolie-directed film about the late Olympian and World War II hero, here…

07/11/2014

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

An Iraqi security officer stands guard as Iraqi civilians wait to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, on June 12, 2014, in the central Shiite Muslim shrine city of Najaf. Fighters from the Sunni Muslim Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) were, according to some accounts  advancing on Baghdad after over-running the cities of Mosul and Tikrit in recent days.  (HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

War Veterans Watch In Horror As Iraqi Towns They Fought For Fall To ISIS Terrorists

“It’s like a punch in the gut,” is how one Bay Area Iraq War veteran describes news today that Mosul, Tikrit, Ninevah, and so many other Iraqi cities have now fallen to the terrorist army known as ISIS.

06/12/2014

Vietnam veteran Warlito Moises receives his service medal in Vallejo, California on June 5, 2014. (Anna Duckworth/CBS)

Vietnam Veteran Receives Long Overdue Medals In Special Ceremony At Mare Island

70-year-old Warlito Moises from Vallejo received his medals on Thursday, nearly 50 years after the end of his tour for the Navy

06/05/2014

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