Veterans

Indiana Rep. Banks will lead panel watching VA upgrades

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Indiana congressman Jim Banks will lead a new group that will act as a watchdog over the nearly $16 billion upgrade of medical records at the Department of Veterans...Read more

Kevin Rader honored with American Legion's Fourth Estate Award for stories on Vietnam veteran

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The American Legion gave its Fourth Estate Award for outstanding achievement in journalism to WTHR's Kevin Rader and photojournalist John Whalen for their stories...Read more

Sister declares 'my brother's come home' after Korean war vet's remains found

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After a nearly seven-decade wait, Mary Bowlin has the closure she has prayed for since 1950, when her brother U.S. Army Private Joe Stanton Elmore was killed in the...Read more


Woman gives dogs to veterans with PTSD

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A woman from Georgia and another from Alabama came to meet a man in Colorado this weekend to deliver a special animal with a message about the stigma of mental illness.Read more

Flags for Forgotten Soldiers raises awareness about veteran suicide

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A moving display went up on the southside today with 660 American flags in an effort to bring awareness to veteran suicide.Read more

Columbus Marine veteran coming home to finish charity run

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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kyle Killinger's hometown of Columbus wants you to celebrate his journey.Read more

Treatment court helping Indiana veterans overcome addiction, mental health issues

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Hoosier vets with mental health issues and addictions have a chance to get a helping hand as they go through the court system.Read more

Veteran pilot flying high at 97

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Veteran Pennsylvania fighter pilot isn't let his age keep him from pulling off amazing aerial stunts.Read more

Marine from MA killed in WWII coming home for burial

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A U.S. Marine from Massachusetts who died during the World War II Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 is coming home.Read more


Protesters say upside-down flags part of 'cry for help' in fight for medical marijuana

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In a protest in Marion, veterans posed for a picture behind an American flag and the Indiana flag, both turned upside down.Read more

Korean War veteran hopes pact between U.S. and North Korea will finally bring remains of comrades home

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One part of the agreement signed by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un includes a commitment to recover and return the remains of U.S. Soldiers killed...Read more