Service Stories: Double-War Vet Wondered, ‘What is an Atomic Bomb?’

Camp Hill resident Glenn Bushey is a two-major-war veteran of the U.S. Army. A member of the Greatest Generation, he earned many awards during his military career, including a Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge with Star.

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Memorial Day: Take Time to Remember

A few solemn thoughts to ponder and share this Memorial Day:

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VA’s Family Caregiver Program Extends Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Program is extending eligibility through Sept. 30, 2022, for veterans who are legacy participants or legacy applicants and for their family caregivers participating in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.

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Only Living WWII MOH Recipient to Speak at Meeting

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will welcome the only living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams, to its monthly Zoom meeting, Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

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World War II Triple Ace to Speak at Roundtable Zoom Meeting

The Central Pennsylvania World War II Roundtable will welcome its first World War II veteran to speak at its monthly meeting via Zoom, Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be retired fighter pilot and experimental test pilot Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson.

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Lancaster Native Receives National Order of Merit, Rank of Knight

The Hon. James F. Geurts, performing the duties of undersecretary of the Navy, received the French National Order of Merit, with the rank of Knight, during a decoration ceremony at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., on May 11. Geurts is a native of Lancaster.

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Service Stories: Animal Care Specialist Endured Close Calls in Vietnam, Part 2

The following is the continuation of Russell “Doc” Walters’s Vietnam experience. Part one appeared in the February issue of 50plus LIFE.

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Service Stories: From Firefights to Flies, Peril Came in Many Forms in Vietnam

Hershey resident Charles “Chuck” Bechtel went through intensive training to serve as an Army Ranger. This instruction prepared him well for the brutal combat he would experience in Vietnam. He survived nasty firefights with the enemy, but his tour would be cut short by the bite of a measly insect.

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DMVA Launches PA VETConnect Outreach Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently launched PA VETConnect, a statewide outreach initiative designed to better serve the commonwealth’s nearly 800,000 veterans.

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