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  • New home in Geismar donated to Iraq war veteran check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Oldest WWII vet from Ascension buried check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The oldest veteran of World War II from Ascension Parish was buried Tuesday in Prairieville. Iry J. Breaux passed away on June 27. He was 97. Breaux was a member of the Army Air Corps during WWII. His official duty was airplane mechanic but because he... more »
  • Walking veteran called a fraud Play Video

    March 18, 2014 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As Mac McQuown walked to the steps of Capitol today, he expected to meet some friends, show his patriotism, and raise awareness about homeless veterans, but what he got was a confrontation with an angry veteran. "He's a fraud," said the man who did not want... more »
  • 8 La. WWII veterans receive French Legion of Honor

    September 11, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Eight World War II veterans from Louisiana have received the French government's highest medal, the Legion of Honor, including a veteran from Gonzales. They include a soldier in the "Ghost Army" that tricked the Germans, one who led 55 days of fights behind enemy lines in Normandy... more »
  • 3 veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado

    June 2, 2013 3:25 PM

    EL RENO, Okla. - Three veteran storm chasers were among the 10 people killed when a violent tornado barreled into the Oklahoma City metro area. Jim Samaras said Sunday that his brother Tim Samaras was killed. Tim Samaras' son, Paul Samaras, and another chaser, Carl Young, also died. The men... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »
  • Young veterans struggle to find employment

    February 19, 2013 8:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Younger military veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a hard time finding work. The unemployment rate for veterans between 18 and 24 exceeded 20 percent last year. It was also in double digits for those 25-34. The unemployment rate for both... more »
  • Army vet receives Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

    February 11, 2013 2:04 PM

    WASHINGTON - An Army veteran received the Medal of Honor Monday for his courageous leadership during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. President Obama presented former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha with the honor at a White House ceremony. The president described the dramatic 2009 battle near the Pakistan border... more »
  • Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion

    February 4, 2013 2:47 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas - Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty. Authorities say the 38-year-old Kyle was doing just that Saturday when he was slain along with a friend at a Texas gun range. Police have charged 25-year-old... more »
  • Ex-ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson charged with DUI

    December 19, 2012 2:58 PM

    LEWES, Del.- Former ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is facing a drunken driving charge in Delaware. Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped on Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him... more »
  • Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

    December 17, 2012 5:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Influential Sen. Daniel Inouye, a World War II veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, has died. The Democrat from Hawaii broke racial barriers on Capitol Hill and played key roles in congressional investigations of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals. He had served in the Senate for 50 years... more »
  • Veteran's body found in Mississippi River

    November 13, 2012 10:26 AM

    VENTRESS - The body of an Iraqi War veteran, who authorities say jumped off the Audubon Bridge on Nov. 4, has been recovered. Capt. Steve Juge of the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office, says the body of 32-year-old Dusty Brouillette, of Baton Rouge, was found about 4:35 p.m. Sunday... more »
  • Korean War soldier laid to rest after being missing for 61 years Play Video

    October 27, 2012 6:38 PM

    WHITEHALL- A Korean War veteran returns home and is laid to rest 61 years after his death Corporal William Fontenot was buried today at Whitehall Cemetery with full military honors. He was 20 years old when he died in a POW camp during war. But his body stayed... more »
  • Ky. man says VA treatment caused frostbitten penis

    October 3, 2012 12:49 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An Army veteran claims a Veterans Administration nurse repeatedly put ice packs on his penis after surgery, causing frostbite and gangrene and ultimately leading to amputation. Michael D. Nash of Louisville sued the federal government in U.S. District Court in Louisville on Tuesday, seeking $10 million in... more »
  • Shooting suspect described as white supremacist Army veteran

    August 6, 2012 12:25 PM

    OAK CREEK, Wis. - More details are emerging about yesterday's deadly shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Authorities say 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page walked into the suburban Milwaukee temple without saying a word and opened fire with a 9mm handgun that was purchased legally. They say he... more »
  • New England cuts RB Addai, signs TE Shiancoe

    July 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - On the eve of another training camp, the Patriots released one notable veteran, and added two others. New England cut former Indianapolis running back Joseph Addai on Wednesday, and signed tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and defensive lineman Tim Bulman. Addai, 29, was signed by the Patriots as... more »
  • Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

    May 8, 2012 11:21 AM

    WASHINGTON- Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House committee with jurisdiction over veterans' issues, said the VA's plans looked like a knee-jerk reaction... more »
  • 'Band of Brothers' soldier dies at 90 in Washington

    February 28, 2012 12:35 PM

    BURLINGTON, Wash. - A veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died, his family said. Lynn D. "Buck" Compton died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., after having a heart attack last month, the family told the Los Angeles Times. In January, nearly... more »
  • VA to spend $6M on homeless center in New Orleans

    February 28, 2012 4:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will spend $6 million to open a new homeless center in New Orleans. The homeless center will be in the first floor of an addition to a downtown VA hospital. The center will be a place where veterans and homeless... more »
  • Man gets death sentence in dismemberment killing

    August 6, 2011 4:52 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Eric Mickelson has been sentenced to death for strangling a World War II veteran whose body was dismembered and left in trash containers. A Caddo Parish jury returned the sentence Friday night for Mickelson in the death of 86-year-old Charles Martin. The jury convicted Mickelson of first-degree murder... more »
  • Veterans react to bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Local veterans share one word in speaking with News 2 about Taliban leader Osama bin Laden's reported death: most say they are "happy." "I was glad," Mike McNaughton said. He lost several fingers and part of his leg when he was injured in Afghanistan. "It's... more »
  • Salute 2 Hometown Heroes: Hillar Moore

    June 25, 2010 6:01 PM

    One veteran has a familiar name, thanks to his son, the District Attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish. Hillar Moore hasn’t always followed the rules though. News 2’s Rob Krieger got answers on why a little fib sent the marine and hometown hero to the front lines during World War... more »
  • New Orleans police captain arrested

    June 23, 2010 6:06 AM

    A 19-year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department has been arrested. The FBI arrested Capt. Michael Roussel who was assigned as the commander of the Traffic Division. The FBI says Roussel was arrested on suspicion of wire fraud. Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says he received information June 10 about... more »
  • Saints sign veteran FB McKie

    May 24, 2010 2:38 PM

    The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent fullback Jason McKie to a one-year contract. McKie is an eight-year veteran, who spent the past seven seasons in Chicago before being released in March. McKieplayed in all 16 games for the Bears last season, starting 11. He caught... more »
  • Ruling: Military camp improperly banned anti-Islam decals

    April 1, 2010 11:31 AM

    A federal judge says officials at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina violated the rights of a military veteran when they banned the anti-Islam decals on his car. Jesse Nieto's decals compared Islam to terrorism and advocated defecating on the Quran. U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard ruled that the... more »

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