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Vietnam Veterans Honored For Second Year In A Row

This is only the second time around that Vietnam veterans are being honored nationally. We spoke to some of the heroes themselves. Larry Allen is one of the many veterans who is being honored today as part of national Vietnam veterans day. March 29, 2018, marks only the second time that Vietnam veterans are being honored with a national day. American Legion put together a ceremony to honor these war veterans where families and community members united. Many expressed, more veterans have to come out to honor their work. American Legion expressed their goal for next year is to...

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FOX SPECIAL REPORT: Assistance available to veterans wishing to return to school

  Local universities such as UTRGV, TSTC and others have created programs for veterans who wish to return to school. These programs offer economic and academic aid to help veterans reunite with society, and give many who feel lost, a sense of purpose. “…I have a friend who suffered ptsd he had a terrible time,” says Victor Fax, who was a medic in the army. Some of the issues that can affect a veteran after they return home include PTSD, homelessness, a feeling of loneliness. The Rio Grande Valley has four clinics specialized in helping veterans, two located in...

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SCAM Targeting Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs office has issued a warning to the public of a scam targeting veterans. According to the agency, a phone line mimicking the VA phone line called veterans offering  them $100 rebate if their credit card is provided. The VA is now urging don’t share personal information if you get a call like this. The fake line when called incorrectly tell the caller, that they’ve called the VA Choice line. The following number is the correct VA choice number....

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Veterans Honored Across The RGV

(RGV) — We continue our salute to veterans. We recognize a special organization that helps veterans through alternative therapy. FOX followed along as the organization ” Heroes On The Water” spend a day in Laguna...

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Clock starts for voters to reject new California tobacco age

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November. Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Wednesday means, beginning June 9, it will be a crime in California to sell or give tobacco to anyone except military personnel under age 21. He did not say why he signed the measure along with four others restricting tobacco use in various ways. Tobacco interests have threatened to target the changes at the ballot box...

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