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'Hurt Locker' Makers Move To Dismiss Veteran's Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The makers of "The Hurt Locker" are asking a federal judge to take part in a belated Oscar screening of sorts to watch a DVD of the film and then dismiss an Iraq war veteran's claims it is based on him. The makers of the Academy Award-winning movie. . . . Full version...

Faulty Plea Bargain Threatens Deportation for Army Iraq War Veteran

"Neuris Richard Feliz, 29, a former power-generation specialist for the U.S. Army, lives in a small apartment above a Lancaster storefront. In the dining room sits his photo in green uniform, against the backdrop of an American flag. On a shelf, a horse-head profile on the yellow shield of his First...

Iraq War Army Veteran Now Immigration Reform Activist

"Francisco Lema has become an immigration activist — in great part because the Ecuadorian-born Iraq war veteran has family members who are undocumented. “I still have some relatives that live here in New York, that unfortunately don’t have their papers,” said Lema, 33, who...

New immigration policy may keep Marine vet, family together

"Alejandra counts her blessings. In addition to having the house, a beautiful family and a good job, she has something that can never be taken away: the unbelievable generosity of a high-school teacher who kept her in school and, eventually, pushed her to get a college degree – she chose Salem...

Deported Vietnam Veteran Dies Impoverished in Mexico

"Hector Barrios died this week. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of him. You have no reason to know who he is. The short version: Hector was a decorated U.S. veteran who died abroad, impoverished and estranged from the country he loved and served, with none of the benefits entitled...

Citizenship, Finally, for Army Veteran, Federal Employee

"Nearly 50 years after he arrived here from Cuba, Mario Hernandez, a former federal employee and an Army veteran who for decades thought he was a United States citizen, and was never told otherwise, finally became one on Wednesday. At a field office in Jacksonville, Fla., Mr. Hernandez, 58, with...

For Daniel Torres, Military Service Leads to American Citizenship

Tatiana Sanchez, San Diego Union-Tribune, Apr. 22, 2016 - "Daniel Torres, an unauthorized immigrant who enlisted in the Marine Corps using a false birth certificate, became an American citizen on Thursday. He is likely the first unauthorized immigrant to become a citizen by way of his military service...

New Jersey Veteran’s State-Side Medical Treatment of Wounded Qualified as Service in “Theater of Operation”

The Tax Court of New Jersey recently decided that a New Jersey veteran qualified for the disabled veteran's personal residence tax exemption under N.J. Stat. Ann. § 54:4-3.30(a) as a result of her treatment of wounded soldiers as a doctor in a permanent facility in the United States. Lucienne...

Deported Connecticut Army Veteran Gains U.S. Citizenship, Reunites With Family

Peggy McCarthy, New Haven Register, July 24, 2017 - "Arnold Giammarco, the Army and National Guard veteran deported to Italy nearly five years ago, is back home in Connecticut with his wife and daughter. ... Giammarco landed at JFK Airport on July 16, nine days after he becoming a naturalized...