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Austin veteran remembers time as POW in Vietnam War

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin resident Ken Wallingford, 68, is a decorated Vietnam War veteran. Born in Munich in 1948, he enlisted in the Army at the age of 21. 560 more words

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Gone, But Never Forgotten...

Back when I first returned from OIF III, I spent a lot of time trying to forget stuff. But as time wore on, much like I counted down the days until the tour would be over, I tracked my time less by the calendar, and more by upcoming anniversaries of bad days and the departed. 286 more words

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Support Tulsa Cycling 

The outer east and west bound lanes on 11th street are currently blocked off with cones.

They are blocked off to serve as temporary bike lanes!! 105 more words

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A wounded Pontypridd veteran completed a gruelling 125-mile canoe race

A wounded veteran from Pontypridd battled through Storm Katie to complete a gruelling 125-mile canoe race representing Help for Heroes.

Mark Lloyd, 31, has taken part in what is described as the Mount Everest for canoeists – the Devizes to Westminster race over four days, where 300 boats set out to cross the finish line opposite the Houses of Parliament in an event held every Easter since 1948. 409 more words

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Spokesman - Inspiring Short Film

It’s one of those childhood things, you ride a bike you are liberated from everything else

The Spokesman from dean saffron on Vimeo.

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The Black and White

I’m in the HQ that day. The foreign nation sit at the back and myself and another British soldier sit at the front, with all the monitors, radios and maps. 559 more words

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Weight and VA update . . .

I had a quick trip to the VA this morning, to get the x-rays for evaluating my being a candidate for the femur replacement.  While I was there I stopped to visit with the dietician who runs the MOVE program (to help veterans with weight problems lose weight).  143 more words

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