By ABC News

Nov 6, 2014 12:26pm

‘Stand Up for Heroes’ Marine, Paralyzed in War, Walks Tall Again

By BYRON PITTS and CHRIS MURPHEY Of all the military guests of honor at the eighth annual ABC’s Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” event Wednesday night, none walked taller than Marine Capt. Derek Herrera. While serving in Afghanistan in 2012, Herrera, now 30,… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Aug 14, 2014 5:00am

Army Officer Recycles Military Surplus and Creates Fashionable Bags

  DENVER–Serving in the military while also being the CEO of a fashion company can be an intimidating but also a rewarding experience. It’s also a perfect match for U.S. Army 1st Lt. Emily Núñez, 24, who saw a need and filled it, helping her fellow veterans… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Aug 7, 2014 4:00am

Former US Navy Pilot Takes Longboards to a New Level

  Denver — Former U.S. Navy pilot Michael Maloney wasn’t a big skateboard fan when he was a kid. Growing up in Ft. Collins, Colorado, he remembers screwing roller-skate wheels into pieces of wood because he couldn’t afford to buy a board.  Today the former… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 31, 2014 6:00am

Veterans Conquer Disabilities to Reach New Heights, All 13,770 Feet

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming – Veterans often struggle to reintegrate into civilian life. Finding the special bonds, friendships and camaraderie they once experienced in the military can be difficult. They all share similar stories – most of them are disabled, some were injured in… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 24, 2014 6:00am

Navy Vet Shows Children the Value of Work and Education Through Farming

    Surrounded by crime, inequality and a lack of opportunity is a quarter-acre farm in East Oakland, California. U.S. Navy veteran and Oakland native Kelly Carlisle is trying to change all that by inspiring a young group of local children through farming. Growing up… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 14, 2014 6:00am

Marine’s Email Asking for Supplies Leads to Lifeline for Troops

  CHULA VISTA,  Calif.  – When Aaron Negherbon opened his email and read a message from a longtime friend and U.S. Marine Corps captain in Afghanistan requesting medical supplies, he took action immediately. The email read: “Major firefight last night. Medical supplies destroyed or depleted. Resupply… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 10, 2014 4:00am

R. Lee Ermey Talks Military, Acting and Reality TV

  Los Angeles — Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey has had a great acting career for over 35 years. Before his Hollywood career skyrocketed, Ermey, 70, was a farm boy in Kansas growing up with five other brothers. “I grew up in… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jul 1, 2014 9:25am

KISS, Def Leppard Enlist 2 Veterans as Roadies

            Salt Lake City – Not many fans can get close and personal with their favorite musicians. But for two lucky veterans, their dreams are coming true this summer. Retired U.S. Army Veteran Bill Jones, who suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome,… Read More »

By Angel Canales

Jun 27, 2014 5:00am

On Guard: How Sword-Fighting Is Bringing Veterans Together

    Armed with foils in hand, a group of veterans at the Fencers Club in Manhattan is learning the sport of fencing. Veterans On Guard provides support and opportunities for military veterans through fencing for free. When Liz Cross thought of a way to support… Read More »

By ABC News

Jun 19, 2014 3:12pm

Navy Lieutenant Surprises His Kids at Nationals Game

He was supposed to come home from Afghanistan next month, or at least that’s what one Navy lieutenant’s children thought. Lew Cooper’s two children, from Rockville, Maryland, believed they were on a VIP experience their stepmother had won for a military family to attend a… Read More »