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Local Veteran’s Wish Granted, Has Day Proclaimed In His Honor

The non-profit group “Unity, A Journey of Hope” has been granting wishes to people in Pittsburgh since 2007. Friday, the organization honored a local veteran.

10/25/2013

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World War II Hero Celebrates 100th Birthday On Golf Course

Joe Walters celebrates his 100th birthday with a round of golf at Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin. Legally blind, the World War II veteran doesn’t let a little thing like heat get in his way.

07/16/2013

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Local Veteran Receives Keys To New Home

It’s been said that home is where the heart is and one group is making sure a veteran with a Purple Heart has a place to call home.

05/23/2013

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Veteran Battling To Get His Dog Back From Couple

He’s served in South Korea and Iraq, but Army Veteran Tim McGill says his current battle is to get his 3-year-old dog Layla back.

04/29/2013

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Police Arrest Veteran Accused Of Posing As Cop, Threatening Students

Police have arrested a local veteran who is accused of approaching three middle school students in West Mifflin, claiming to be a police officer.

03/01/2013

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Girl Scouts Stumble Upon 50-Year-Old Memorial, Research Story

A headstone and an American flag stand as a simple memorial on 32 acres of Camp Timberlake, a former Girl Scout camp — now for sale.

02/12/2013

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VA Pittsburgh: Another Veteran Dies After Contracting Legionnaires’

The VA in Pittsburgh has announced the death of another veteran as a result of Legionnaires’ disease.

02/08/2013

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Former UPMC Doctor Leads Hopkins Team In Double Arm Transplant

Brendan Marrocco is excited to have two new arms, and he’s quickly learned to use them.

01/29/2013

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Funeral Services Held For Fallen State Trooper

From the governor’s office to the state police commissioner to the community, the outpouring for love and support has been tremendous for a fallen State Trooper.

10/09/2012

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Fallen World War I Hero Receives Long-Awaited Honor In Sharpsburg

While the Memorial Day weekend is often a fun time, it’s meant to honor and remember those who paid for our freedom with their lives.

05/27/2012

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Injured Local Veteran Pushes For Better Treatment

Badly wounded by an improvised explosive device, Corpporal Tony Gower and his men immediately came under fire. The physical injuries healed, but his life would be permanently altered by a brain injury.

03/12/2012

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Local Veteran Thanks Community For Support

Grasping his medals from his military service, a very thankful and emotional Tony Pallatto stood in front of his Oakmont home weeping. “It touches me,” he said. “For all the buddies I lost in Vietnam, all veterans, my total respect for all of them.”

01/04/2012

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Veteran’s Ashes Stolen At National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

It is hard to believe someone would rob the grave of a man who served this country. But that’s what happened at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies as the ashes of a veteran are now missing and his family is hoping the public can help.

11/09/2011

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