November 2018

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WWII pilot from Derry Township is finally coming home

Stars and Stripes (Tribune News Service), 21 October.

His last mission in World War II was piloting a B-24 Liberator in a bombing run on the second day of the Battle of the Bulge. Nearly 74 years later, that Derry Township airman is finally returning home.

The remains of 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be interred Dec. 4 in Arlington National Cemetery along with the ashes of Vietnam veteran Richard Stanton Ford, the son the young pilot never met.

https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/wwii-pilot-from-derry-township-is-finally-coming-home-1.552969

DVA Washington, DC, 18 October —

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that results from a recent VA job satisfaction survey showed a general trend of improving employee morale.

https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5129

Military Times, 4 October

After the first increase in annual homeless veterans estimates in seven years, the leaders of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development say they are confident in improvements made on the issue in recent months.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2018/10/04/hud-va-secretaries-see-new-progress-in-efforts-to-help-homeless-veterans/

 

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