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Award Honors Vets For Work After Their Military Service Is Done

Now in its fourth year, the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh is honoring area veterans who continue to serve in a different way now that their military service is done.

04/30/2015

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Get Marty: VA Apologizes To Disabled Vet For Not Returning His Phone Calls

A local Korean War veteran tried for nearly two months to get a phone call from the Veterans Administration and couldn’t. That’s when he knew he had to Get Marty.

KDKA-TV–03/30/2015

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Westmoreland Co. Man Finally Receiving Purple Heart

World War II was winding down in the Phllipines, but danger lurked behind each tree, as American soldiers pushed their way through the island nation, driving Japanese forces toward the sea.

01/30/2015

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Local Vets Think ‘American Sniper’ Is A Movie Everyone Needs To See

The Clint Eastwood directed movie “American Sniper” broke box-office records last weekend and is up for multiple Academy Awards, but it’s also been facing controversy since its release.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/22/2015

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Fayette Co. Bridge Renaming Goes Awry As Signs Get Honoree’s Name Incorrect

Plans to honor a slain police officer who was also a Civil War veteran went awry when signs renaming a southwestern Pennsylvania bridge got his name wrong.

12/02/2014

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WWII Vet Determined To Get Fellow Marine Recognized For His Ultimate Sacrifice

A local World War II veteran has dedicated his life’s work to getting his former sergeant from the Battle of Iwo Jima recognized for saving his life during the war.

11/11/2014

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Couple’s “Hallo-Wedding” Raises Money For Wounded Warriors

It’s pretty unusual to be charged admission to attend a wedding, but a ceremony in Beaver Falls Friday night was different than most.

10/31/2014

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Get Marty: Family Calls Lost Purple Heart’s Return “A Miracle”

A Purple Heart. A burglary. A flood. A World War I veteran. All of these elements came together as a complete stranger reached out to KDKA’S Marty Griffin.

10/31/2014

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Army Vet, Fiancé Turn Wedding Into Fundraiser For Wounded Warriors

A Beaver County Army veteran and his fiancé share a love of motorcycles, and a deep respect for America’s wounded warriors.

10/29/2014

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Volunteers Help Local Veteran With Home Repairs

A local veteran is receiving some much needed help with his home. Volunteers have spent days working on repairs.

10/23/2014

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Local Vietnam Vet Belatedly Gets His Purple Heart

Carl Charnesky of Bethel Park was wounded in Vietnam decades ago, but it’s only now that he received the purple heart, thanks to the assistance of his congressman, Tim Murphy

10/14/2014

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Legendary ‘Memphis Belle’ Arrives In Pittsburgh

Weekend visitors to Allegheny County Airport will get a chance to see the “Memphis Belle.”

08/11/2014

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Get Marty: Veteran’s Medication Lost In The Mail

John Fazio’s walks are measured in steps – not distance.

07/07/2014

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Injured Vet Sgt. Doug Vitale Moves Into New Specially-Designed Home

For one local veteran, today is a very special day because he is getting a look at his new, specially-designed house.

07/04/2014

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Injured Vet Sgt. Doug Vitale Gets New Specially Designed Home

Begun in August of last year, injured Afghanistan war veteran Doug Vitale’s house construction is in the final stages.

07/03/2014

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