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A personal story on a veteran’s suicide

By Robert Donofrio It’s October again and I think of Mike. In 2001, an 18 year old from the heartland of our country, after hearing…

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Navy Cross pilot credits Pensacola warrior ethic [podcast]

Yesterday, I interviewed Retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Rupert “Skeets” Fairfield about the heroic mission of Marine Maj. Stephen W. Pless and his crew in…

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Posted in Caring Veterans

Viewpoint: Pensacola VA homeless stand-down a ‘bust’

by Dr. Jim Gschwind USMC, USabn, USNsw ret The Despondent Correspondent– Homeless are near and dear to my heart. I have a former Marine son…

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Posted in Caring News Veterans

Pensacola Speaks: Huey pilot ‘Skeets’ Fairfield

As the co-pilot of a UH-1E (Huey) helicopter in August 1967, Marine Corps Capt. Rupert “Skeets” Fairfield participated in the rescue of several Army soldiers…

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Posted in Caring Politics Veterans

Florida veterans share their VA stories

Hundreds of veterans are sharing their experiences with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on MyVAStory.org, a new Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) platform which…

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Heroes Among Us – Coast Guard Night, tonight [podcast]

Today at 6 p.m., the Cpl JR Sears Detachment 066 of the Marine Corps League presents the third installment of its Heroes Among Us Speaker…

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Posted in Politics Veterans

Pensacola Speaks: Andy Marlette, Heroes Among Us

On News Talk 1370 WCOA today, I will open the show with PNJ editorial cartoonist Andy Marlette and discuss his takeaways from the RNC and…

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Veterans FL Entrepreneurship competition winners: Happy Hour Ice Cream, StarChip, eMarket Places

The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida recently hosted a business plan competition to conclude its inaugural Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship…

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Miller says VA no more accountable one year after scandal

Chairman Miller released the following statement today regarding the first anniversary of the VA scandal, which was made public at an April 9, 2014, House…

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