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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.


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.


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.


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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