Soldier Stories: Vet Finds Healing in Missionary Work, PTSD Support

Former Air Force E-4 Edwin “Eddie” Beckford nearly died in an airplane accident before even reaching Vietnam. And once there, he was targeted by an enemy sniper.

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Veterans Urged to Enroll in DMVA Veterans Registry

Last fall, the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs established the Pennsylvania Veterans registry to help ensure that current veterans and service members leaving the military receive every benefit they earned with their service.

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Soldier Stories: Severely Wounded in Vietnam, He Spent a Year in an Upper Body Cast

Central Pennsylvania native Joe Novak survived grievous wounds as a Marine reconnaissance sergeant in Vietnam. Now he is a collector of knickknacks, from an autographed photo of an archbishop to a motorcycle once owned by rock ’n’ roll legend Jimi Hendrix.

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New Lancaster County VA Clinic Opens

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Lebanon VA Medical Center’s new Lancaster County VA Clinic recently opened and started providing services to veterans at 212 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Suite 208, Willow Street.

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Soldier Stories: Vietnam Veteran Tried to Win Hearts and Minds

Like many Vietnam War veterans, Rich Burton feels he was victimized by government lies.

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Memorial Ceremony Honors Sacrifice of Local WWI Soldier

In honor of Cpl. Alvin T. Rehmeyer, members of the American Legion Riders Stewart Post No. 455 recently held a memorial flag line ceremony at St. John Lutheran Church’s cemetery in York to mark the 100th anniversary of the Red Lion native’s death in World War I.

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Soldier Stories: Adventures of a Tunnel Rat

Imagine crawling into a dark, narrow underground tunnel, not knowing if there are enemy soldiers waiting to slit your throat or shoot you without even a moment’s notice. This was the everyday experience of Douglas Graybill Jr., an American “tunnel rat” in the Vietnam War.

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The Ripple Effect: A Pilot, a Teacher, and a Teen

My friend Bill passed away some years ago, and following his interment I wrote two letters. One was to his wife, expressing gratitude for his having introduced me to the world of private flying, as well as his encouragement while I earned my own pilot’s license.

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