Off-Duty Detective Struck by Car, Killed After Helping Woman

LOS ANGELES — An off-duty sheriff's detective was struck and killed by a car after she helped an elderly woman cross a street in Los Angeles, authorities said. “She was an outstanding detective. She would lead by example through her act of kindness.” — Los ...
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Ryan Leaf Uses His Story to Help Other Former NFL Players

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough to help fellow inmates learn to read. Now the once-star college quarterback who is widely...
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Marine Running Marathon for Fallen Friends Crawls to Finish

A Marine veteran said all he was thinking about as he crawled to the finish of the Boston Marathon was the men who died after an attack on their convoy in Afghanistan nine years ago. Their names were written on his hand, his shoes and his race bib. They wer...
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Opinion: Why I Love Being a Veteran

If you had told me how I’d look back with fondness on the time I served as brigade commander during the worst of Diyala Province in 2006-2007, I would have smirked. Of course I’d love being a veteran, I can imagine my younger self thinking. It meant I would be...