Top 5 Veterans News Today: Dec. 31, 2017

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  1. Program helps homeless veterans find fresh starts, get on their feet. Three years ago, Herb Gary spent the bulk of his time wandering. The 64-year-old Army veteran lived on the streets of Richmond for almost two years.
  2. Veterans groups push for state-run cemetery near Sioux Falls. South Dakota veterans in the eastern part of the state should have a veterans cemetery closer to home, advocacy groups said Friday.

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  3. The 2017 Battle for Orange County’s First Veterans Cemetery. Orange County’s long-anticipated veterans cemetery took a big step forward in 2017 with a developer’s land swap that moved it from the heart of the former El Toro Marine Air Corps Station to strawberry fields near the junction of the 5 and 405 freeways.
  4. New chairman has high hopes for renamed Veterans Council of Duval County. The organization has a new chairman, some new officers, a new meeting place and a whole new name heading into 2018, but it still has the same longtime goal of unifying all types of Duval County veterans groups.
  5. Veterans court gives second chance to some struggling vets. WESH 2 News has details on a court program that helps veterans, instead of sending them to jail. WESH 2’s Greg Fox met a combat veteran who got a second chance after an armed standoff with police.


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