Our 10 top veteran stories of 2018

Kaylah Jackson
December 17, 2018 - 11:34 am

From major G.I. Bill drama and veterans appearances on SNL, to losing WWII veteran and former president, George H.W. Bush, 2018 was a whirlwind for the veteran community. Let's take a look back at some of the biggest veteran stories of 2018.

George HW Bush and the military: a lifelong passion

"Bush was the youngest Navy pilot of his time."

Photo courtesy of Evan Sisley

Gay, high heel wearing veteran elected mayor in Texas

“This year Texas had 52 LGBTQ candidates running for public office. Here's the story of one who won.”

Here’s why families of disabled veterans are blocked from Space-A travel

“100 percent disabled veterans can begin to enjoy this new benefit, once the NDAA is signed into law.”

5 facts about that “deported Army vet” to set the record straight

“There's a lot of misinformation out there about Army/Afghanistan vet Miguel Perez Jr.'s military service and criminal case, here's the accurate info.”

5,520 flags... one for every veteran who took their own life

“There are a lot of names attached to these flags for a lot of people that are here."

Meet the Marine who did not seduce two cops at Taco Bell

“USMC vet Daniel Sharp founded the popular Facebook page Pop Smoke and is a small business owner.”

Sam Club offers discounts to veterans and active duty

“Veterans, active duty troops, and their spouses can cash in on some savings when they purchase or renew a Sam’s Club membership.”

U.S Army’s only all-female, African American WWII unit honored with monument

The women sorted over 65,000 pieces of mail per shift, clearing an incredible six-month backlog.

(Photo courtesy of George Marcec)

How do we get veterans on the Ivy League radar?

“What can an Ivy League education offer a veteran?”

Watch SNL's Pete Davidson's apology and Navy veteran Dan Crenshaw's comic revenge.

"A funny apology and words we will "Never Forget" on Veterans Day"


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