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A camp for military veterans offers healing and friendship

Libby Denkmann / KPCC
| Wounds caused by military service can stay with troops long after they leave the armed forces.

500 immigrant military recruits discharged in a year

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The Pentagon confirmed last week that more than 500 immigrants recruited to the U.S. military because of their specialized language or medical skills were discharged between July 2017 and July 2018.

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'Ring of Red' play celebrates Chicanos' service in Vietnam

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It’s hard to quantify how many Latinos served in the military during the Vietnam War, because at the time, the Pentagon didn’t officially keep track of ethnicity. All Latino troops were identified as white in official documents.

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Soldier killed in 1950 identified and brought home

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PFC Roger Gonzales's remains were unidentified for decades until now. His body came home last week. His family held a funeral on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

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More cutting-edge cancer trials coming to Long Beach VA

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The Long Beach VA is the site of a new partnership bringing the latest research on cancer treatment to Southern California veterans.

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Decorated Army Vet becomes citizen after facing deportation

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Yea Ji Sea came to the US when she was 9 years old. After four years in the military she was discharged because of her immigration status, and had to fight to stay.

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The VA is bracing for a "gray tsunami"of aging veterans

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On a recent Monday morning in Camarillo, dozens of veterans, their spouses, and grown children settle into their seats at the Ventura County Office of Education, free coffees and sodas in hand, getting ready to hear lawmakers discuss what’s waiting for their families as they enter old age.

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Army vet from L.A. may face deportation

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A U.S. Army veteran who grew up in Koreatown wants to become a U.S. citizen, but her application has been stalled for over two years. 

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