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World War II Veterans Are Losing Touch

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Joe Ruggiero, a thin, soft-spoken man of 84, sat quietly at the dimly lit Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 5195 in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Several Vietnam and Korean War veterans sat with him in the smoky bar, laughing and chatting. “It’s hard to get in touch with anyone,” he told me, referring to his World […]

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A Look at Veterans, Present and Future

Posted on 15. Nov, 2009 by .

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Last week was Veteran’s Week, and in addition to honoring service men and women, it also came with new beginnings. A few days before Veterans Day, I sat down with August Coleman, a veteran and CUNY student.  She served three years as an Army cook, 8 months of which were in Iraq during Operation Iraqi […]

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