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Former V.A. Nursing Assistant Is Charged in Deaths of Seven Patients

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Reta Mays, who worked at a hospital in West Virginia, is accused of administering fatal doses of insulin to veterans.

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A #MeToo Moment Emerges for Military Women After Soldier’s Killing

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Women in the military say the horrific killing of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has swept the nation, galvanizing even civilians to the cause.

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Father of Slain Marine Finds Heartbreak Anew in Possible Russian Bounty

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“If it does come out as true, obviously the heartache would be terrible,” said Erik Hendriks, whose son was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.

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Can the Trauma of War Lead to Growth, Despite the Scars?

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When we speak of trauma, it is usually as something to be avoided at all costs. But the suffering that war brings can be a strange and terrible blessing.

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Biden’s Best Veep Pick Is Obvious

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She, more than anyone, can get under Trump’s skin.

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Did you know?

A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.