Top 5 Veterans News: Nov. 23, 2017

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  1. A Deadly Parasite May Be Killing Vietnam Veterans. A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
  2. Pittsburgh and Allegheny County ‘effectively’ end veterans homelessness.  By helping to house more than 500 homeless veterans since 2014, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have “effectively” ended veteran homelessness, officials declared Tuesday. The designation, announced by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald…

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  3. More wait-list woes in VA system fail our veterans. In the same month that our nation celebrated its veterans, a new federal investigation found that VA officials broke the rules by keeping extensive off-the-books waiting lists for patients seeking mental-health therapy.
  4. Veterans of two American Wars united in hilarity and heartbreak. This great movie season continues: “Last Flag Flying” is hilarious and melancholy and, ultimately, heartbreaking and powerful. It’s a haunting film about the final errand of three Vietnam vets and it’s one of the best of a marvelous year for small independent films. Their final errand together is to accompany the coffin of an Iraq War casualty home to New Hampshire, for burial.
  5. Amazon honors veterans. Although Veterans Day has passed, a local company held a ceremony honoring Veterans on Tuesday morning. The Campbellsville Amazon Fulfillment Center held a free lunch on Tuesday to honor and recognize the veterans and veterans’ spouses that are employed there.


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