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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.

 
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.

 
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.”

 
Obama authorizes 1,500 additional troops for Iraq deployment

President Barack Obama has approved sending up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq, roughly doubling the number of U.S. forces on the ground to advise and retrain Iraqis in their battle against the militant group Islamic State.

 
Cold War veterans honored in Las Vegas

Nevada’s congressional representatives who serve on House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services committees paid tribute to Cold War veterans Friday.

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