El Dorado County Local News: Veterans

All Local Veterans News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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Celebrating Veterans Every Day

About 1.8 million veterans live in California. Here are some organizations dedicated to serving the needs of those who served America.

Image caption: California is home to many veterans in need of a variety of resources. From housing assistance to mental health services, the Golden State provides avenues to hope and healing.
At Their Service

California‘s veterans are as varied as the nations in which they served—a tapestry of different educational levels, professions, and life experiences. And they all deserve our respect and support.

Image caption: Stand Down events provide veterans with valuable resources including housing assistance, medical care, and a solid community of support.
Veterans in Need ‘Stand Down’

At hundreds of Stand Down events throughout California, veterans agencies and organizations come together to deliver life’s necessities.

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A Folsom veteran has found a way to share his woodworking talents and love for his country in a venture that has turned into local business that he hopes will improve his own family’s future.

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Members of the American Legion Post 119 made time to recognize the WWII veterans among them during their February meeting and dinner.

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Federal judge David O. Carter has declined to dismiss a lawsuit that could force the Veterans Administration to house veterans experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Carter’s 41-page ruling could pave the way for a trial in mid-2024.

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The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors made a small but important gesture to the veteran community, conceptually approving an ordinance amendment to waive business licensing fees for veterans who are sole proprietors.

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Chuck Huebner, 79, has dedicated his life to his country. The result of 40 years of service between various military branches and government departments resulted in a lifetime of stories recently published as “On The Road Again.”

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The link between PFAS and testicular cancer among service members was never directly proven—until now.

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The Military Officers' Association of America, Lake Tahoe Chapter joined with the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans' Club ("Vets' Club") to sponsor the "Thank a Vet" Charity Golf Tournament, which raised more than $100,000 and netted $85,000.

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For owners of Tahoe Gifting Co., graphic designer Darya Shahvaran and veteran Matthew Rautio, the small and beautiful community of Incline Village seemed like the perfect place to place roots in 2020 after trying to find a place to live here for a few years.

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The May meeting of the El Dorado Chapter of the National Daughters of the Revolution was filled with good works and three highlights, beginning with a heart-wrenching, first-person account from local Vietnam War veteran Milt Bandera.

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A plaque and water feature are the latest installment of a three-phase project that aims to honor military service members killed in action.

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The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council’s Defensible Space Assistance Program for seniors, veterans and those who are low income has received grant funding and re-opened for new applications.

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El Dorado County is adding $275,000 to its 2022-23 facilities capital work plan for emergency repairs to the Veterans Memorial Building in Placerville after it sustained winter storm damage.

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A Veteran's Day event paid tribute to the brave local veterans of El Dorado County, including MSgt. Jennifer Newman, who was chosen to be Veteran of the Year.

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Rescue resident Eddie Hester was one of the airborne heroes interviewed for a new book honoring the contributions of wounded Vietnam War pilots.

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Several hundred mourners gathered in Roseville on Sept. 18 to honor U.S. Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee, killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. Family and friends spoke about the Roseville native and her outstanding service to her country.

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The placement of a memorial placard for Navy Capt. Paul Jacobs on the El Dorado County Veterans Monument’s Honor Wall has been stalled after Rich Buchanan, a decorated Marine veteran and founder of the monument, expressed concerns.

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Stella Van Dyke Johnson American Legion Post 795 has opened its doors again for local events and is seeking assistance after struggling through the pandemic.
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