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Blogger Beth Ford Roth was born into a military family and has covered issues important to service members and their loved ones for many years. She has worked as a broadcast journalist in both commercial television and public radio.

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WWII Veteran From California Stars In TV Commercial (Video)

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"Pretty damn exciting!" is how 89-year-old World War II veteran Bruce Campbell describes his experience appearing in a television commercial for the very first time. Until his recent stint in show business, Campbell was living a quiet live in the affluent Southern California town of San Marino.

U.S. Marine Helicopter Crashes In Gulf Of Aden, All 25 Aboard Rescued (Video)

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All 25 Marines and sailors aboard a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter that crashed Monday into the Gulf of Aden survived. The helicopter was attempting to land on the USS Mesa Verde when it went down.

Labor Day Special: Veterans With Unique Civilian Jobs

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This Labor Day, Home Post is taking a look back at a couple of veterans we've profiled in the past. The catch? These vets transitioned to unexpected lines of work in the civilian world after leaving the service.

Meet Kelsey DeSantis: Marine Vet, Mixed Martial Arts Pro, Pageant Contestant (Video)

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Marine veteran and professional mixed martial arts fighter Kelsey DeSantis may best be known for taking Justin Timberlake as her date to the Marine Corps Ball. Well, DeSantis is making headlines again, this time for competing in a beauty pageant-esque competition called Ms. Veteran America.

Navy Seal Veteran Nabs Role In Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' (Video)

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With Clint Eastwood directing and Bradley Cooper playing the title role, casting directors of the Chris Kyle biopic "American Sniper" were looking for someone to play Kevin Lacz, a Navy SEAL teammate of Kyle's. Just so happens Lacz was available to play the role.

National Guard ID's Pilot Killed In F-15 Jet Crash

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After days of searching for the missing pilot of a downed F-15C jet in the hopes he had safely ejected, rescue crews came to the realization Thursday that the pilot was actually killed in the crash. He's been identified as Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., a decorated combat veteran.

Green Beret Veteran Now Serving As US Open's Oldest Ball Boy (Video)

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Todd Reed is far from your typical ball boy at this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament. For one thing, at 53-years-old, he's older than the rest of the boys (and girls). Reed is also a retired Green Beret who lost his leg during Desert Storm.

Paula Walker ID'ed As Soldier Who Committed Suicide At Fort Lee (Video)

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The Army has identified the woman who shot and killed herself at Fort Lee Army base on Monday as Sgt. 1st Class Paula M. Walker, 33, of Yonkers, N.Y. Walker had an eight-year-old daughter she was raising as a single mother.

Flags Lowered Over State Capitol For California Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Governor Jerry Brown ordered flags above the State Capitol to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen California soldier Sgt. Christopher W. Mulalley, 26, of Eureka. Mulalley died Aug. 22 in Afghanistan.

F-15C Fighter Jet Crashes In Virginia, Pilot's Condition Unknown

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An F-15C fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in western Virginia. The jet was assigned to an Air National Guard base in Massachusetts. The condition of the pilot is not known at this time.

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