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LAPD Honors Officers Who Went ‘Above & Beyond’ In Call Of Duty

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck honored dozens of police officers Thursday for their “exceptional stories of bravery and heroism,” according to officials.

09/04/2014

John Shick remembers D-day like it was yesterday. (credit: CBS)

WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart For D-Day Heroics Looks Back 70 Years Later

John Shick watched people die to his left and right and never felt he was going to be among the casualties.

06/06/2014

Sgt Reckless was remembered today for saving lives during the Korean war. (credit: CBS)

SoCal Marines Remember, Honor Hero Horse Who Saved Lives During Korean War

Southern California Marines have fond memories of a scrawny mare called Reckless, who served in the Korean War and earned two Purple Hearts, taking shrapnel and saving soldiers like other American war heroes.

07/27/2013

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Armed With New Skills, Veterans Celebrate Graduation From Technical Institute

A group of veterans celebrated their graduation Friday as they prepare to reenter the workforce armed with new skills.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/05/2013

Medals that have been missing nearly 70 years were returned to the family of a decorated veteran Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Prestigious Military Medals Missing Nearly 70 Years Returned To Grateful Family

Military medals – including a Purple Heart – lost for nearly 70 years were returned to a decorated veteran’s Thousand Oaks family.

02/17/2013

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Indictment: Army Command Sergeant Major Claimed Purple Hearts, Bronze Star To Get $57K In Veterans Benefits

Prosecutors say an active-duty command sergeant major in the U.S. Army lied about his combat record and claimed to receive two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for valor in order get disability, medical and educational benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

06/06/2012

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Lawyer For Man Suspected Of Shooting Soldier Speaks Out

A lawyer representing the man who police say shot a soldier is alleging that his client was under attack when shots were fired, the Associated Press reported.

12/28/2011

Soldier Christopher Sullivan, 22, was critically wounded here at home.(credit: San Bernardino Sun)

San Bernardino Soldier Survives Afghanistan But Gets Shot And Critically Wounded At Homecoming Party

A San Bernardino soldier who survived a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan a year ago is now in critical condition after being shot — on US soil — during a welcome home party.

12/24/2011

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War Hero Faces Fight To Save His Home

A decorated war veteran faces foreclosure next week after the Veterans Administration lost his disability paperwork.

11/12/2011

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Obama Presents Local Marine With Purple Heart

President Obama presented a local Marine with a Purple Heart medal after he got badly wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/11/2011

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82 Officers Receive LAPD’s Purple Heart Award

Eighty-two officers were honored Thursday at an inaugural Purple Heart ceremony held to recognize officers for acts of bravery resulting in injury or death in the past 90 years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2011

Funeral To Be Held For Cathedral City Officer Killed During Pursuit

Funeral services will be held Friday for Cathedral City Police Department Officer Jermaine Gibson, who died in a crash during a pursuit.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2011

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