Veterans

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In the days since the Vietnam War, our society has gotten better, if not perfect, at recognizing the challenges faced by veterans returning home from combat.  Their stories have been told more frequently, and more organizations exist to help them readjust.

But a new novel by a Midwestern writer focuses on a lesser-told story – that of the families of wounded veterans, and the issues they face trying to nurture their loved ones back to health. 

Erin Toner

As abuse of drugs and alcohol by veterans increases around the country, Milwaukee leaders are trying to tackle the issue using the court system.

Courtesy of John Wohlrabe Jr.

On this Veteran’s Day, we introduce you to a former Navy chaplain who counseled thousands of troops over a 22-year-career -- the Rev. John Wohlrabe Jr. of St. Francis.

Erin Toner

More than four decades ago, the U.S. military blanketed Vietnam with Agent Orange and researchers continue to find ways the toxic herbicide has sickened the nation's veterans.

Courtesy Dryhootch

Back in 2010, a coffee shop opened near the corner of Brady Street and Humboldt Avenue, a shop that remains unique even amid the city’s blossoming coffee scene.

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The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform - scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military – traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history – and present. The current Veterans Administration scandals remind us of how serious related problems can become.

Photo courtesy of Dan Buttery

Some Milwaukee-area veterans are watching with heavy hearts as sectarian violence spreads throughout Iraq.

Milwaukee Area Veterans Remember D-Day

Jun 6, 2014

Today on the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion in France, we offer recollections of local men who landed in France on D-Day.

On this Memorial Day, 2014, America will honor those who lost their lives, serving the country.

The display will focus mainly on recordings of veterans' stories, because there are not many physical items to display from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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