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Medical marijuana a growing choice of PTSD victims

A growing number of Nevada veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are choosing medical marijuana to help them heal.

 
2 LV West Point cadets give thanks, spread the word

A couple of West Point cadets at home in Las Vegas say their vision for giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is focused on being with their families and getting a chance to spread the word to high school students about opportunities at the prestigious military academy.

 
Disabled vet gets early Thanksgiving gift

Grateful for his service, the Bank of America gave disabled Army veteran Anthony Shepler a $250 gift card Monday to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family in their renovated Las Vegas home.

Las Vegas WWII veteran honored for gallantry

More than 70 years after Frederick Giesz landed on France’s Normandy coast to help liberate the Nazi-occupied country, the French government will show its appreciation for his gallant actions as a U.S. Army soldier with a special medal.

Heck reworks bill for Filipino vet compensation

A bill being rewritten in Congress would reopen federal compensation for Filipinos who fought alongside U.S. soldiers on the Pacific front during World War II.

 
Silver Star recipient recalls battle for Saipan

Former Marine Cpl. Daniel W. Smith of Las Vegas has vivid memories of death and destruction during the invasion of Saipan during World War II, but it took a long time for him to talk about the Silver Star he was awarded for bravery.

Book honors Nevadans who died serving country

A book documenting every Nevadan who gave his or her life while serving in the U.S Armed Forces was unveiled Monday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Wounded veteran to get new home in Las Vegas

Station Casinos is teaming up with Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl and the Military Warriors Support Foundation to give away a home to a wounded veteran.

 
LV Vietnam vet salutes soldiers throughout history

Almost a half-century after he was as an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War, Chuck N. Baker salutes all veterans who have served from the Revolutionary War to the post-9/11 era in a new documentary titled simply, “Veterans: A Motion Picture.”

Veterans parade highlights Vegas’ patriotism

Las Vegas visitors might not think of Las Vegas as being overly patriotic, yet the valley organizes the “largest Veteran’s Day parade west of the Mississippi,” according to its organizers.

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