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On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect O...

On Historic Election Day, San Diego World War II Veterans Reflect On Lifetime Of Voting

Nov. 7
By Susan Murphy

For some members of the so-called Greatest Generation, Election Day is more than just the candidates and issues. Casting a ballot is a way to pay tribute to those who have fought courageously to protect America’s freedoms and right to vote.

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Wives Of Wounded Veterans Share Their Experiences In New Book

Nov. 1
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

For the last eight years, Barbara McNally has been sponsoring an event for the wives of wounded warriors. She's turned the stories she has encountered at these events into a book, "Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife."

Body Of Navy Officer Killed In Iraq Returned To San Diego

Body Of Navy Officer Killed In Iraq Returned To San Diego

Oct. 28
By City News Service

Coronado-based Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan, 34, suffered fatal wounds from the blast of an improvised explosive device last week.

Chaldean Archbishop To Speak In San Diego On Rebuilding Iraq

Chaldean Archbishop To Speak In San Diego On Rebuilding Iraq

Oct. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Iraqi soldiers are currently advancing on the city of Mosul, attempting to liberate the city after two years in the hands of ISIS militants. Mosul is adjacent to the Nineveh Plains, the historic home of Iraq's Christian population.

National Guard Seeks Federal Aid For Soldiers Told To Return Bonuses

National Guard Seeks Federal Aid For Soldiers Told To Return Bonuses

Oct. 25
By Associated Press

Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gov. Brown Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Navy Chief Petty Officer ...

Gov. Brown Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Navy Chief Petty Officer Killed In Iraq

Oct. 24
By City News Service

Jason Finan, a Coronado-based explosives ordinance disposal technician, was killed last week.

First Person: Art Is Helping San Diego Veterans Returning From War

First Person: Art Is Helping San Diego Veterans Returning From War

Oct. 24
By Brooke Ruth

Marine Corps veteran Daniel Lopez worked with a fellow veteran to create an art piece for the Timken Museum.

Pentagon Identifies American Killed In Iraq On Thursday

Pentagon Identifies American Killed In Iraq On Thursday

Oct. 21
By City News Service

An explosives expert based in Coronado was killed in northern Iraq, the Navy reported Friday.

Navy Officer Whose Truck Plunged Off Coronado Bridge Pleads Not Gui...

Navy Officer Whose Truck Plunged Off Coronado Bridge Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges

Oct. 20
By City News Service

A Navy petty officer whose pickup truck flew off a transition ramp to the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and crashed into a crowd in Chicano Park, killing four people, pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter and DUI charges.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Calls On San Diego

Oct. 20
By KPBS News

The outgoing secretary of the Navy responded to questions about a controversial decision to drop some of its traditional titles, which has drawn criticism from sailors.

San Diego Appoints New Official For Homelessness

San Diego Appoints New Official For Homelessness

Oct. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Stacie Spector, a management and communications consultant who worked in the Clinton administration, is the city's senior advisor for housing solutions.

Calls For Safety Improvements After Fatal Coronado Bridge Crash

Calls For Safety Improvements After Fatal Coronado Bridge Crash

Oct. 18
By City News Service

Flanked by law enforcement officials and community activists, a state senator on Tuesday vowed to make improving safety on the Coronado Bridge a top priority in response to a suspected DUI crash that killed four people.

Navy Man Faces Charges In Truck Crash That Killed 4

Navy Man Faces Charges In Truck Crash That Killed 4

Oct. 17
By Associated Press

Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25, is facing DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges after the pickup truck he was driving plunged off the Coronado Bridge, killing four people and injuring nine at a festival below.

San Diego Author Recounts Japanese-American WWII Unit Given 'Imposs...

San Diego Author Recounts Japanese-American WWII Unit Given 'Impossible' Missions

Oct. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Despite those doubting their patriotism, the soldiers became some of the most decorated in the war, helping rescue a lost unit behind Nazi lines in eastern France.

First Person: I Was Kicked Out Of The Marines Under Don’t Ask Don’t...

First Person: I Was Kicked Out Of The Marines Under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera

It’s been five years since the end of the ban on gay men and women from serving openly in the military. We check in with a Marine veteran who was discharged under the policy.