Why did an Ohio soldier's tombstone turn up in Fla.?

Holly Zachariah The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio DELAND, Fla. — The anonymous caller told police that he had just found an old tombstone lying by the side of the road. It belonged to Richard Lee, an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. The etched writing on the granite told authorities that Lee was a private who had served with the 388th Aviation Squadron. He was born on May 5, 1899, and died on July 25, 1955. In traditional military-marker style, the name of his home state — Ohio &mdash ... More

Minn. vet's advocacy groups pressure reps to support bill that fires VA staff

Dan Linehan The Free Press MANKATO, Minn. — A veterans advocacy group is pressuring Rep. Tim Walz to support a bill that makes it easier to fire Veterans Affairs employees. Concerned Veterans for America, which typically supports conservative positions, said it will spend more than $100,000 across three districts, including Minnesota’s First. The group’s legislative and political director, Dan Caldwell, said it will reach tens of thousands of Walz constituents with online video, maili ... More

Engineer's discovery could save Air Force millions

By Kelly Humphrey Northwest Florida Daily News FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — If you're a taxpayer, you might want to send Rachel Abrahams a thank you note. The young research engineer at the Air Force Research Lab Munitions Directorate recently developed a new alloy with all the mechanical properties of the material currently used for many munitions, but at half the price. While Abrahams is modest and self-effacing — "I'm just an overpaid blacksmith," she said with a laugh &mdas ... More