Quil Lawrence

BBC

Quil Lawrence appears in the following:

On Hill, VA Chief Shinseki Faces Hospital Death Allegations

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before a Senate committee Thursday, responding to allegations that dozens of veterans died during a long wait for medical treatment in the U.S.

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American Legion Calls For VA Secretary's Resignation

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.

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As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.

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After A Long Wait, 24 Models In Heroism Get Their Due

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

President Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to 24 soldiers who were long overlooked, in some cases because of discrimination. Many are Jewish or Hispanic. Only three are still alive.

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Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge

Friday, March 07, 2014

The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.

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From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

Friday, March 07, 2014

This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.

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Among Soldiers, Risk Of Suicide May Have Surprising Roots

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The journal JAMA Psychiatry is publishing initial findings from the largest-ever study of soldiers and suicide. They say a higher rate of those in the military have pre-existing mental conditions.

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Yale Law Students Raise Case For Discharged Vets

Monday, March 03, 2014

Before PTSD existed as a diagnosis, Vietnam War veterans who suffered from it often received a discharge other than honorable. A Yale Law School clinic is filing a class action lawsuit for them.

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Vets-Turned-Firefighters Find Brotherhood, Purpose

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran Chris Delplato wanted to be a firefighter for a long time.

"Ever since I was a little kid — [toy] truck and everything," Delplato says. But he only just got his dream job, after first joining the Navy and serving in the Persian Gulf.

He was hired by New ...

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Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without ...

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A Veteran's Piercing True Story Leaps From Page To Stage

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Iraq veteran Brian Castner wrote a book about his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder for his kids, so they could someday know what he'd been going through when he came home from war.

"The first thing you should know about me is that I'm crazy," Castner writes in the opening ...

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At A Texas Base, Battling Army's Top Threat: Suicide

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Suicide killed more American troops last year than combat in Afghanistan, and that is likely to be the case again this year.

According to the Pentagon, there were at least 349 confirmed suicides in 2012, compared with 310 U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan in the same period.

Historically, ...

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For Ailing Vets In Rural Areas, Telemedicine Can Be The Cure

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Howard Lincoln of White Mountain, Alaska, doesn't always hear it when people knock on his door. He's 82 and he still has a little shrapnel in his jaw from a mortar shell that nearly killed him in the Korean War 60 years ago.

"We heard it whistling, but I was ...

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Forgotten For Decades, WWII Alaskans Finally Get Their Due

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Alaskan Clyde Iyatunguk grew up hearing stories about the U.S. Army colonel, Marvin 'Muktuk' Marston, who helped his father trade his spear for a rifle, to protect his homeland during World War II.

Marston is a household name with Native Alaskans. The nickname comes from an Eskimo eating contest — ...

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Searching For Veterans On Alaska's Remote Edges

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

When he was in Vietnam, Isaac Oxereok's small build made him ideal for tunnel-ratting: running with a pistol and a flashlight into underground passages built by the Viet Cong. In 1967 he finished his tour with the Army and returned home to Wales, Alaska. Oxereok knew he wasn't quite right, ...

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