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OKG Newsletter


Topic: veterans

New war, new casualties

Back from war in Afghanistan, many Oklahoma veterans are finding a new battleground in civilian life.


News

Ben Fenwick
World War II: The invasion of Italy at Anzio, a beachhead south of Rome, proved to be one of the grimmest battles fought by Americans. A force of more than 150,000 troops that included Oklahoma’s 45th Infantry Division — the Thunderbirds — spent months fighting the Germans for the road to Rome. They suffered some of the worst casualties of the war. By the end, 43,000 Allied troops, nearly a third, were killed or injured.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Seeking shelter

More veterans and domestic-violence victims are struggling with homelessness in OKC.


News

Susannah Waite
Whitney Kirby is looking to a future that includes classes for her GED.
 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Seeking shelter

More veterans and domestic-violence victims are struggling with homelessness in OKC.


News

Susannah Waite

Whitney Kirby is looking to a future that includes classes for her GED.

 
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Vetting process

Now home in Yukon, an Iraq War soldier fights PTSD through the means of music.


Music

Sarah Lobban
From a small studio in his Yukon home, Brian Allen is busy making music. Augmenting his voice and guitar with a Mac Pro and its built-in Logic Pro 9 software, he turns words and chords into lyrics and melodies.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sun and shade


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Visitors at Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center can’t miss it: A massive, gray and black solar-panel system now looms over half of the parking lot, providing both shade and power for the medical facility and the more than 225,000 veterans it serves.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Twilight’s last gleaming

Oklahomans of the World War II generation are leaving us at an alarming rate. But their stories will live on.


News

Ben Fenwick
At 19, Ralph Fenwick landed on the shores of Japan’s southernmost island at what would become World War II’s worst battle in the Pacific. It was April 1 — April Fools’ Day — and it also happened to be Easter Sunday.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Standing up for hope

Sooner Stand Down helps homeless veterans with everything, including backpacks, healthcare, sobriety and life skills.


News

Tim Farley
Air Force veteran Rickey Bell doesn’t blame anyone except himself for being homeless and without a full-time job.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
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