Veterans: Honoring Our Heroes
A look at the men and women who have served America in the military
Investigation: Veterans' claims were ignored
A CBS News investigation has uncovered more problems within the Department of Veteran Affairs. Insiders tell CBS News the department has mismanaged claims for thousands of veterans who were due benefits, pensions, and funeral assistance. Wyatt Andrews reports.
New VA scandal: CBS News finds thousands of vets' benefit claims discarded
Last summer's scandal at a Phoenix VA hospital rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs. CBS News investigations revealed widespread manipulation of appointment wait times. Now, CBS News has uncovered similar mismanagement within the Veterans Benefits Administration. Wyatt Andrews reports.
Photographer captures veterans' inner selves
Using a mirror and his camera, Devin Mitchell has managed to get revealing images of America's vets; the result is a fascinating look inside the psyche of the men and women who served their country; Wyatt Andrews reports
Navy veteran Jennifer Hope: “This is my chance to show who I am when I’m not in uniform”
U.S. Navy veteran Jennifer Hope, who was photographed for the Veteran Vision Project, says many civilians see service members “as a cookie cutter shape,” but the military is comprised of a diverse group including, actors, single mothers and fitness junkies. See the story behind her photo.
Army veteran Craig Millward: “I’m the one that went over seas, but she lost as much”
U.S. Army veteran Craig Millward, who participated in the Veteran Vision Project, said he came back from overseas and had his family walking “on eggshells.” It was difficult to reintegrate back to civilian life, but he was able to with the help of his wife, Deva. See the story behind his photo.
Reflections of valor: Photos show dichotomy in veterans' lives
For anyone curious about the lives of veterans once they return home, the Veteran Vision Project photo collection is a revelation. No one is speaking in a still photo, but they're still sending signals -- and in this collection, photographer Devin Mitchell has asked dozens of veterans to send messages or tell stories about themselves while posing in front of a mirror. Wyatt Andrews reports.
Battle of Iwo Jima recalled by veterans 70 years later
"None of us doing the fighting thought that was the end by a long shot," said a veteran of the raising of the American flag.
A warrior’s canine love tail
An unlikely match-maker uses dogs to help heal veterans.
Veterans' therapy goes to the dogs
A canine approach to healing that helps both veterans and dogs
U.S. Marine reunites with combat dog
Mom of veteran struggling with PTSD tracks down the dog who was constant companion in Afghanistan
Dog and U.S. Marine bond during war
U.S. Marine Jared Heine and a black lab named Spike were inseparable during their time in Afghanistan
U.S. Army sergeant reunites with long lost family in Sudan
After a civil war tore him away from his family, Peter Kuch was reunited with them
Counting the homeless to change their fortunes
CBS News tagged along with volunteers who walked the streets of Los Angeles to count the homeless - especially veterans - in an effort to eventually find them homes
Government working to end homelessness among veterans
The numbers of homeless vets have dropped over the years; but now the Obama administration wants to bring it to zero. Veterans Administration Secretary Robert McDonald joined volunteers who went out counting the numbers of homeless veterans in Los Angeles. McDonald, a veteran himself, told CBS News' John Blackstone what his biggest fear was during the count.
Wounded warrior's "miracle" survival story
Jason Gibson lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb while on patrol in Afghanistan. Now Gibson will be a guest at the State of the Union. David Martin reports on Gibson's miraculous story of survival and perseverance.
The most impressive State of the Union guest
Army veteran Jason Gibson lost both of his legs in Afghanistan -- but still lives an inspiring life full of adventure
VA doctor engineers improved standing wheelchair
A doctor at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Hospital has developed and engineered an improved design for the standing wheelchair
Wounded veterans find recipe for their futures at Dog Tag Bakery
Vets returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan learn not only baking and business skills but also self-confidence at D.C. program
Disabled vets learn recipe for success
Disabled veterans are learning the recipe for new careers at a bakery boot camp thanks, in part, to a Jesuit priest who partnered with a real-estate mogul to help vets ease into the next chapter of their lives. Jim Axelrod reports.
Conquering the impossible
Wounded veterans are using their hearts and minds to summit some of the world’s tallest mountains and overcome the disabilities war has dealt them. Lara Logan reports.
Learning to walk again
Cpl. Kionte Storey and SSgt. Mark Zambon tell Lara Logan about coming to terms with their injuries. “This is something that’s present every moment of every day,” says Zambon. “You don’t do this Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, and take a break on the weekend.”
Veterans commemorate anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
After the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. declared war on Japan 73 years ago today. Jeff Glor reports.
NFL's Jared Allen builds houses for wounded vets
Chicago Bear defensive end Jared Allen's foundation "Home for Wounded Vets" builds and re-models housing for veterans returning from duty. Allen shares his motivation with CBS Sports.
A forgotten corner of hell
Anderson Cooper accompanies volunteers searching for the remains of World War II airmen missing in action in the waters off Palau
Solving the mystery of a missing WWII soldier
Until he found the wreckage of the plane his grandfather flew, Casey Doyle says the circumstances surrounding Jimmie Doyle’s disappearance were a painful unknown. Watch Anderson Cooper’s full report, "A Forgotten Corner of Hell.”
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