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November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
A U.S. veteran of the Korean War on Thursday tearfully hugged five survivors of an alleged mass killing of civilian refugees by American soldiers in the early days of the conflict. Former Lt. Edward L. Daily of Clarksville, Tenn., traveled to South Korea to talk to survivors about the incident at No Gun Ri village in July 1950. "Just think of the mental anguish and pain that they have endured over the years. They expressed that today, and I recognized that," Daily said. On Sept.
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August 2, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Dwight Radcliff, an Air Force veteran who overcame homelessness to lead a national organization providing services for former soldiers facing similar obstacles, has died. He was 55. Radcliff died Saturday of a heart attack at Marina del Rey Hospital, near his home, said Nicole Ward, a family spokeswoman and longtime friend and associate. As president and chief executive of United States Veterans Initiative, Radcliff led a nonprofit organization that provides job training and placement, counseling and housing to more than 2,000 veterans and their families daily in five states and the District of Columbia.
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November 5, 1999 | JAMES E. FOWLER
While Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in wartime, Veterans Day honors all the men and women who performed their duty, including those who lived to tell about it. * Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. People thought World War I was the "war to end all wars." Congress declared Armistice Day a legal holiday in 1938.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2009 | Sherine El Madany
A veterans outreach organization in Long Beach was named one of 17 groups nationwide Wednesday to receive a share of $7.5 million to train veterans for green jobs. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the agency grants to provide about 3,000 veterans with training and employment in green jobs. In California, the Long Beach site will get $500,000 to train more than 100 veterans in Los Angeles County and find work for them.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2009 | Sherine El Madany
A veterans outreach organization in Long Beach was named one of 17 groups nationwide Wednesday to receive a share of $7.5 million to train veterans for green jobs. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis announced the agency grants to provide about 3,000 veterans with training and employment in green jobs. In California, the Long Beach site will get $500,000 to train more than 100 veterans in Los Angeles County and find work for them.
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August 2, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Dwight Radcliff, an Air Force veteran who overcame homelessness to lead a national organization providing services for former soldiers facing similar obstacles, has died. He was 55. Radcliff died Saturday of a heart attack at Marina del Rey Hospital, near his home, said Nicole Ward, a family spokeswoman and longtime friend and associate. As president and chief executive of United States Veterans Initiative, Radcliff led a nonprofit organization that provides job training and placement, counseling and housing to more than 2,000 veterans and their families daily in five states and the District of Columbia.
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July 28, 1987 | Associated Press
South Korea's ambassador to the United States thanked veterans of the Korean War gathered at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to mark the 34th anniversary of the armistice by dedicating a granite bench to their fallen comrades.
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January 14, 2003 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Each day a squad of outreach workers searches the streets of Los Angeles County looking for ex-soldiers -- men and women with military training who may have fought in foreign wars but now have other enemies to battle: homelessness, addiction, unemployment. Once the workers find the veterans, the former soldiers are directed to services that will help them repair their lives and reenter society.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
What started out 33 years ago as a cathartic purge of Vietnam combat trauma demonstrates artistic staying power and relevance in the hard-hitting revival of “Tracers” at the AMVETS Post II Building in Culver City. Depicting the fates of infantry soldiers from basic training through deployment in Vietnam to the difficult reentry difficulties they face on their long way home, “Tracers” is as much a visceral experience as a dramatic presentation. Director-author John DiFusco developed the play in collaboration with seven fellow Vietnam War veterans, who originally performed in it as the characters they each created.
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March 2, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
It only seemed as long as the Korean conflict. And never mind that laughs for comedian Norm Crosby's jokes -- "I know a lot of guys who like to date homeless women. You can drop them off anywhere!" -- were missing in action. The U.S. Vets Gala was a star-spangled extravaganza that heightened guests' awareness of one of the country's most disturbing problems -- homeless veterans. A benefit raising more than $300,000 for the United States Veterans Initiative Inc.
NEWS
November 5, 1999 | From Associated Press
A U.S. veteran of the Korean War on Thursday tearfully hugged five survivors of an alleged mass killing of civilian refugees by American soldiers in the early days of the conflict. Former Lt. Edward L. Daily of Clarksville, Tenn., traveled to South Korea to talk to survivors about the incident at No Gun Ri village in July 1950. "Just think of the mental anguish and pain that they have endured over the years. They expressed that today, and I recognized that," Daily said. On Sept.
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November 5, 1999 | JAMES E. FOWLER
While Memorial Day honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in wartime, Veterans Day honors all the men and women who performed their duty, including those who lived to tell about it. * Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. People thought World War I was the "war to end all wars." Congress declared Armistice Day a legal holiday in 1938.
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June 28, 1985 | Associated Press
The Supreme Court today upheld a 19th-Century law that effectively denies veterans the right to hire lawyers in seeking federal death and disability benefits. By a 6-3 vote, the justices ruled the 1862 law does not violate the constitutional rights of veterans. The statute places a $10 limit on lawyers fees when veterans apply for service-connected death and disability benefits from the Veterans' Administration.
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September 11, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
An audit report released Monday cited serious financial and operational problems involving a nonprofit organization's handling of federal grant money flowing through its social service centers in Inglewood and Long Beach. A Washington-based agency conducted the audit of the United States Veterans Initiative and questioned about $500,000 of the $5.36 million in costs claimed by the group from Sept. 1, 2003, through Aug. 31, 2006.
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