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Cory Remsberg got a lot of applause during  President Obama's State of the Union address and people have been cheering him on ever since. (credit: CBS)

Wounded Veteran Hailed By President Obama Returns To Rehab Facility To Say Thanks

Cory Remsberg, the wounded veteran mentioned by President Obama during his State of the Union address, returned to Pomona Sunday to say thanks at the rehab facility where he spent 16 months recovering from his extensive war injuries.

02/23/2014

Retired Staff Sgt. Odin Ayala has a $14,000 wheelchair thanks to 10 strangers. (credit: CBS)

Local Veteran Given All-Terrain Wheelchair By Generosity Of 10 Strangers

“It’s hard to find the words. I’m very grateful,” said former Staff Sgt. Odin Ayala.

02/20/2014

Fourth-grade Gates Elementary student Luz was overcome with emotion upon seeing her dad, David Duran Sr., after his surprise homecoming. (Photo credit: Megan Goldsby/KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO)

Army Pilot Surprises Son, Daughters In Emotional Reunion At LA Schools

When David Duran Jr. was called out of his class to the principal’s office, he likely never dreamed it was for a reunion he won’t soon forget.

02/14/2014

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Marine Dad Gives Kids Heartwarming Surprise With Early Homecoming

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Ronald Clement was not expected to be home from a five-month deployment in Afghanistan for another six weeks, but arrived home early and had a special surprise in store.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2014

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‘Saddles For Soldiers’ Program Finds Success Treating PTSD In Veterans Through Horse Bonding

Tucked away in the foothills of the Shadow Hills community in Sunland is an equestrian center that offers veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a path to emotional stability through working with horses.

12/17/2013

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Military Service Honored At Veterans Day Events Throughout Southland

Hundreds gathered at events throughout the Southland in honor of Veterans Day Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

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Soldier From Fontana Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has announced that a soldier stationed in Texas has died from wounds suffered in a noncombat incident in Afghanistan.

09/14/2013

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Marines Punish 17 For Placing Sex-Seeking Ads On Internet While Deployed To Afghanistan

The Marine Corps says 17 people have been punished for placing ads on the Internet seeking sex while they were deployed to Afghanistan.

08/17/2013

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Marine K-9 Dogs Join LASD After Return From War

Tula and Ruby are part of a new Countywide Services Division K-9 unit that began last month to sniff out any explosive devices.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/14/2013

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War Veteran Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Finds New Career As Underwear Model

Twenty-four-year-old Alex Minsky, of Venice Beach, was riding in a Humvee when it was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2009.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/19/2013

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Funeral Held For Local Soldier, 24, Killed In Afghanistan A Week Before Daughter’s Birth

Twenty-four-year-old Army Specialist William Gilbert, a native of Hacienda Heights, was killed May 14 in the line of duty.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2013

Spc. William Gilbert loved his wife, the Dodgers, USC, and writing. (credit: William Gilbert/Facebook)

Defense Department Announces 2 Local Men Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced Friday the death of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom — two of the men were from Southern California.

05/17/2013

Capt. Victoria "Tori" A. Pickney of Palmdale. (credit: Fairchild AFB)

New Palmdale Mom, 27, Killed In Central Asia Air Force Tanker Plane Crash

A Palmdale mother of a seven-month-old son was one of three airman killed in a Central Asia tanker plane crash Friday.

05/05/2013

A few months ago Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens was shooting footage from Afghanistan, but on Sunday he had a prime seat to star watch at The Academy Awards. (Photo credit - JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

From Afghanistan To The Academy Awards, Soldiers Sprinkled In Oscar Crowd

A few months ago Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens was shooting footage from Afghanistan, but on Sunday he had a prime seat to star watch at The Academy Awards.

02/24/2013

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