CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1997 |
Hundreds of Japanese American veterans of the Korean War gathered in Little Tokyo on Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial wall honoring their fallen comrades, who died more than four decades ago in what has become known as this country's "forgotten war." "If heroism is measured by the sacrifice of life, then our true heroes are the ones who have their names etched on the memorial wall we're dedicating today," said Bob Wada, president of the Japanese American Korean War Veterans.
February 3, 2014 |
TAMPA, Fla. - As an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gabriel Brown craved danger. Combat satisfied what he called his "adrenaline addiction. " When he returned home to Florida, nothing in civilian life provided the sense of invincibility that made combat so alluring and vital. The sniper was now a nursing student. There was a hole in his life, but he found a way to fill it: robbing banks. He robbed with a military flair. On Feb. 5, 2013, Brown whipped out a gun and tossed an M83 military smoke grenade during a robbery of a TD Bank branch in Auburndale, Fla., that netted $19,000.
April 30, 2012
Re "Vets struggle to go from war to work," April 26 Veterans are a minority group representing about 8% of our nation's population, selflessly serving on behalf of the other 92%. They pledged their lives to defend our Constitution, which protects the many freedoms we take for granted. Some delivered on that pledge, while many are disabled for life from their military injuries. AMVETS, a national veterans organization, proposed a federal law to include veterans as a protected class against employment discrimination that currently includes race, age, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
June 27, 2013 |
Using his Nikon D7000, Michael Ares snapped this haunting photo at The Arlington West Memorial next to the Santa Monica Pier. Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, the temporary memorial is set up by Veterans For Peace , a non-governmental organization committed to "raising public awareness of the true costs and consequences of military and war. " Follow Trishna Patel on Twitter. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers.
July 24, 2010
Teams can get burned hanging onto expendable veterans too long. The Royals likely lost David DeJesus for the season with a torn ligament in his thumb when he crashed into the wall at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, and saw Jose Guillen hurt his value when he cost the Royals a run by not hustling in the same game. The Giants were scouting Guillen when he failed to get across the plate from second before Wilson Betemit was thrown out trying to stretch a single into a double. … Don Mattingly has been considered a manager in waiting by the Dodgers.
September 23, 2012
Re "Senate GOP blocks veterans jobs measure," Sept. 20 I see the "party of no" is at it again. The Republicans in Congress don't care who they hurt, even the brave warriors who lay their lives on the line for our country. The recent jobs bill for veterans was blocked by Senate Republicans last week. It was designed to help veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks. It was being paid for, as The Times writes, by "imposing penalties on Medicare providers and suppliers who are delinquent on taxes and by collecting back taxes on others.