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  • Marine bomb dog diagnosed with cancer given one final ride

    July 31, 2017 3:03 PM

    MUSKEGON, Mich. - A veteran K-9 who served in the Marines was given one last ride last week after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. According to a report from WZZM , dozens came out to honor bomb-sniffing K-9 Cena and his owner, Marine veteran Jeff DeYoung. According... more »
  • 92-year-old WWII veteran attacked trying to defend US flag

    July 24, 2017 7:07 PM

    KAUFMAN, Texas - A 92-year-old Marine veteran has been injured while trying to defend the U.S. flag outside his Texas home. Howard Banks fought in World War II and was left legally blind by a flare on Iwo Jima. After hearing noises outside his Dallas-area home earlier this... more »
  • LPSO searching for missing veteran

    July 21, 2017 8:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a missing veteran. Deputies say 48-year-old Christy Mann was last seen in the Denham Springs area on foot. When she went missing, Mann was wearing a white t-shirt, black and white shorts,... more »
  • Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

    May 20, 2017 7:27 PM

    PORT HURON, Mich. - The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended Saturday's funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was... more »
  • WWII veteran, 91, receives overdue medals in Rhode Island

    May 15, 2017 1:37 PM

    CRANSTON, R.I. - A 91-year-old World War II veteran in Rhode Island has received his overdue medals. Joseph Aquilante, of North Providence, sought the medals so he could leave them for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He says he wants to pass them on as a keepsake and part of history.... more »
  • WWII vet, 102, receives high school diploma, overdue medals

    April 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    BUFFALO - A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served with Canadian and American forces and survived captivity by the Nazis has received his high school diploma and overdue medals. Sydney Cole dropped out of his Buffalo, New York, high school in the 1930s. Rejected by the U.S. Army Air... more »
  • Former marine lives in tent after increased rent forces him out of apartment

    March 26, 2017 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's another day at the Koa Campground for Michael Doughty and his fiance. The decorated Marine Corps veteran now spends his days living in a tent. "It's a blow to my pride to be living in a tent, my fiance in a tent, when we... more »
  • 92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

    March 26, 2017 12:11 PM

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports Oscar Davis Jr. received the Purple Heart on Saturday. Davis was a private assigned as a radio... more »
  • Baton Rouge Veterans Parade apologizes for anti-muslim image

    February 20, 2017 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An apparent anti-Muslim image was posted and quickly removed from the Baton Rouge Veterans Day Parade group Facebook page Monday morning. The meme depicted a racial slur of a middle eastern man using his hand to clean himself after going to the bathroom. The post only stayed... more »
  • Pearl Harbor survivor, greeter at memorial dies at age 99

    December 13, 2016 9:44 PM

    HONOLULU - An Army veteran who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the U.S. into World War II has died at age 99. Herb Weatherwax greeted people several times a week at the visitors center of a Hawaii memorial for the USS Arizona, a battleship that sank in... more »
  • Non-profit organization rebuilds veteran's home Play Video

    November 17, 2016 12:07 AM

    CENTRAL- A veteran whose home was damaged in the August flood is getting ready to move back in thanks to a non-profit group. The St. Bernard Project has repaired more than 1,000 homes after natural disasters. The group's first home in Baton Rouge is going to Jessie Marcus, an... more »
  • New shelter to house 20 military veterans in New Orleans

    April 14, 2016 5:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new shelter in New Orleans is set to house 20 military veterans as part of the city's goal to eliminate veteran homelessness. Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans unveiled on Wednesday its Oscar J. Tolmas Veteran Center. The 20-bed shelter will increase the capacity of the nonprofit's... more »
  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • November 17, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 17, 2015 8:14 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Jindal issues order to halt refugee resettlement in La. Police scratching their heads at car on guardrail Man swimming Mississippi River to raise money for famililies of fallen service members Heavy rain, severe storms possible in Louisiana, Mississippi Updates all... more »
  • Vets remember WWII 70 years later

    August 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their... more »
  • Veteran guarding military recruiting center in Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A disabled veteran is voluntarily standing guard at a U.S. Navy Recruiting Station. Steven Castellano says he's been standing, armed outside the recruiting center on Siegen Lane since Tuesday because of what happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week . A military recruiting center was shot up... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi Play Video

    July 3, 2015 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- For almost five decades WBRZ has lit up the sky for Independence Day with our Fireworks on the Mississippi event. This year the USS Kidd is sponsoring the event. This morning News 2's Rebecca Buchanan was downtown at the Kidd finding the perfect spot to watch the celebration... more »
  • State police: Body found on I-10 in Metairie

    June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

    METAIRIE- State police are investigating the discovery of a body on Interstate 10 near the Veteran Boulevard exit in Metairie. Trooper Melissa Matey said there was no information available about the victim's identity or what caused the death. Matey says authorities began getting calls around 5 a.m. Wednesday of a... more »
  • Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol Play Video

    June 2, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is honoring women veterans with "Louisiana Women Veterans Day at the Capitol." It's a place for veterans to networks, tour the Capitol, and meet with local leaders. This morning Alex Juan from the U.S.S. Kidd joined 2une In to tell us more about the event. ... more »
  • Mother remembers fallen vet son Play Video

    May 25, 2015 7:55 PM

    GONZALES - The mother of a deceased veteran said a military procedure took the life of her son. Alice Daniel was the special speaker at the Ascension Parish Memorial Day Service. Daniel's son Austin was a Staff Sergeant in the Louisiana National Guard who served a tour in Iraq... more »
  • Memorial Day ceremonies

    May 25, 2015 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Today millions of people across the country are honoring the men and women who gave their lives to protect ours. Here are some area events taking place to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Port Hudson Memorial Ceremony is being held at 11 a.m. in... more »
  • Scouts honor vets at Port Hudson National Cemetery Play Video

    May 23, 2015 8:16 PM

    PORT HUDSON - Hundreds of Boy Scout Troops and other organizations congregated at the Port Hudson Cemetery in effort to prep for Memorial Day events to take place Monday. Local scouts placed American flags along the grave sites of veterans that lost paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.... more »
  • Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center Play Video

    May 19, 2015 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Veterans spend years serving our country, so when they come home it's only right that we return the favor. Dr. Charles Achane was on 2une In Tuesday to tell John Pastorek more about what the Louisiana Veterans Business Outreach Center is doing to make veterans' lives easier. ... more »
  • New home in Geismar donated to Iraq war veteran Play Video

    September 17, 2014 6:15 PM

    GEISMAR - A 16-year veteran of the armed services who was is injured during a 2011 tour of duty in Iraq is the proud owner of a new home in Geismar as of Wednesday morning. Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Foundation presented Cory Jenkins, who served in the... more »
  • Tee off for wounded veterans next week Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Iron Horse Financial is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise funds for wounded veterans and let you show what you can do out on the green. They're hosting a four person scramble golf tournament on Monday, September 15th at the Santa Maria Golf... more »

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