Veterans and Military

A chat with a Roanoke resident, who as a child, witnessed the Invasion of Normandy in France in 1944. Tab O'Neal has a conversation with Bernard Marie.  

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Many events taking place at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford in observance of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy. 

As the embattled head of the Veterans Affairs department testified in the Senate this week, lawmakers also explored reforming how veterans receive care. 

Lawmakers Eye Developments at Veterans Affairs

May 13, 2014
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This week embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is scheduled to face a Senate panel after veterans groups and some lawmakers have called for his resignation.

 

There’s bipartisan agreement that the V-A is failing hundreds of thousands of veterans who have waited months to get care. Some Republican lawmakers and two prominent veterans groups have called for the resignation of Shinseki amid reports that dozens of veterans died while awaiting care at a Phoenix V-A hospital.

For almost as long as there has been war, writers, poets and playwrights have offered their perspectives on the experience. From Sophocles to Shakespeare -to the present day, war and its aftermath continue to be explored in books, movies and poetry.  But despite all that’s been written and said and thought about war, there is not a single academic department in the U.S. devoted to “veterans studies.”  Some scholars at Virginia Tech are looking to change that. 

 

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