Julia LeDoux

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February 13, 2020 - 6:18 am
This Valentine's Day, Debbi Hixon is getting a hug from heaven from her late husband, Navy veteran Chris Hixon. The couple's Hollywood, Florida home has been renovated, courtesy of "Military Makeover" with Montel Williams. "Chris was the driving force behind everything," Debbi said. "He was taken...Read more
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February 01, 2020 - 6:30 am
Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...Read more
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January 29, 2020 - 3:53 am
A San Francisco 49er is making the Super Bowl dreams of a fallen service member’s family come true. In partnership with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors , 49ers star tight end George Kittle is providing tickets to Josephine and Nicolas LaMar, the widow and son of Army Sgt...Read more
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November 01, 2019 - 7:43 am
It’s the day after Halloween, and if you’ve got too many sweet treats on your hands, there is a national program that will send your excess candy to both service members overseas and Veterans Affairs centers. The Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Drive is working with businesses...Read more
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October 25, 2019 - 11:57 am
Nashville is known a town of songwriters. And the songwriters there are known for a specific kind of song: story telling. That's why a new program, Songwriting with Soldiers, airing tonight on public television stations across the nation, has touched an emotional chord in the music industry. It...Read more
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October 07, 2019 - 4:28 pm
( Connecting Vets ) -- World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II...Read more
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September 30, 2019 - 1:27 pm
(Connecting Vets) The New Mexico Veterans Memorial is shoeless. That’s after five pairs of military shoes made of bronze were taken from the Albuquerque memorial the night of September 27. “They were bronze shoes at the bottom of five pillars,” said James Lehner, vice president of the New Mexico...Read more
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September 24, 2019 - 6:41 am
(Connecting Vets) All this soon-to-be 100-year-old World War II veteran wants for his birthday is cards. James South will hit the centennial mark on Oct. 7. His wish is to receive 100 cards in honor of the milestone and the assisted living facility where he lives in Watauga, Texas is helping to...Read more
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September 18, 2019 - 2:43 pm
( Connecting Vets ) - Philippe Ritter can tell you exactly where he was, what he was doing, and who he was with when he learned that his father’s plane had been shot down over Laos in 1971. George Ritter was a retired Air Force major and World War II veteran who loved his family and flying,...Read more
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