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With hundreds of students looking on, Buena High School social studies teacher Emmet S. Cullen received a Bronze Star with Valor on Thursday for his heroic actions 10 years ago during the Iraq War, when he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
At the front of a room filled with Vietnam veterans, a blue banner offered this message Tuesday: "A grateful nation thanks and honors you."
Bill Rowley, wearing his Army 1st Calvary Division cap, remembered people glaring at him as he walked through a San Francisco airport on his way back from the Vietnam War in 1970.
Rep. Julia Brownley has won unanimous House approval of her first solo piece of legislation. It will come as no surprise to those who have followed her career in Washington that it is focused on veterans.
Under a House bill passed Tuesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have to look closely at whether its mental health and suicide prevention programs meet the needs of the growing number of female veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Department needs to better understand the problem of suicide among female veterans and determine how best to treat at-risk women, according to a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
The U.S. House passed the measure, authored by Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., by voice vote. Female veterans are six times more likely to commit suicide than non-veteran females.
WASHINGTON — Seeking to implement the most effective methods of preventing suicide by female military veterans, the House passed a bill authored by Rep. Julia Brownley by voice vote Tuesday.
The House passed legislation on Tuesday to identify programs offered by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs that are most effective in preventing suicides among female veterans.
Lawmakers said the measure, approved by voice vote, would offer insights into how to best address any unique factors that drive female veterans to commit suicide.