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A recent ranking compared the 100 largest cities in America to determine the best and worst places for veterans to live after leaving the armed forces. The financial advising website WalletHub ranked Indianapolis near the bottom at number 96.

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Monday, November 11, 2019 at 9 PM

Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather than simply try to put it behind them when they returned home. Through first-person storytelling, it explores the way their conceptions of patriotism changed and evolved as their faith in the Vietnam War and the American government dissolved.

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A traveling Vietnam memorial wall arrived in South Bend today for the first time in more than 20 years.

The Wall That Heals is a slightly smaller version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. - but it's meant to equally honor Americans who served in the War.

Hundreds of people gathered at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles Wednesday afternoon for the burial of a Vietnam War veteran who has no living relatives. 

Wayne Wilson, also known as “Sarge,” was buried with military honors which included the playing of taps, a 21-gun salute, and the folding and presentation of the American Flag. Charlotte Andrews, a friend who knew Wilson for nearly 25 years, received the flag.

Criminal Probe Opened Into Veterans' Agency Mismanagement

May 15, 2019
Indiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A criminal investigation has been opened into mismanagement at the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Indiana Dept. of Veterans Affairs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's inspector general has found mismanagement at the state's Department of Veterans' Affairs but insufficient evidence for criminal or ethics charges.

The agency's leader resigned in December after The Indianapolis Star and WRTV-TV questioned its administration of the Military Family Relief Fund, which is supported by fees from specialty veteran license plates.

About 75 percent of all military veterans returning to the workforce leave their jobs in the first two years.