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02/10/2022 04:00 PM EST

My grandfather, Thomas Purinton, enlisted in the Navy at age 16 in 1899 and was assigned to the square-rigger USS Essex, and my Massachusetts ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, so I was favorably disposed to military service. When I was a second-year medical student in 1971, one of my colleagues was accepted into the Medical Osteopathic Scholarship Program, which is the Department of Defense program to recruit future physicians.

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02/10/2022 02:00 PM EST

James Reese Europe was a leader in the rise of jazz music and the creator of the 369th Regiment’s “Hellfighters Band.”

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02/10/2022 11:30 AM EST

During Black History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Buck O’Neil, a World War II Veteran elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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02/10/2022 10:00 AM EST

Pittsburgh VA and Advocate Health Advisors helped the family of an elderly Veteran artist provide care and comfort in his final days.

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