Operation Mend

Military Encouraging News Digest

uplifting, feel good news.

Our mission is to deliver uplifting, feel good news, especially the stories of those who have served, past and present, and who have triumphed over adversity. But since we can’t be everywhere, we hope you will be our eyes on the street. Let us know who you think has climbed a proverbial mountain and planted a victory flag. Because most heroes are just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

Former Marine Continues to Serve, Despite Amputation

By Debbie Gregory. Former Camp Pendleton Marine Christopher Lawrence is working the beat as a rookie Chula Vista police officer, defying the odds that many military amputees who want to continue to serve face. In 2007, Lawrence served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. As he...
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Baby Delivered At Fort Drum Gate

Don’t let anyone ever say that our military members are not well trained. They’re well trained even in the things they haven’t trained for. That was welcome news for Brittany Kennedy, as her husband, U.S. Army Sgt. Preston Kennedy, was called upon to deliver their...
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Neighbors Chip in to Aid 95-year-old WWII Veteran on his Daily Walks

By Debbie Gregory. Few people enjoy a neighborhood stroll quite as much as 95-year-old Harvey Djerf. For as long as anyone in the Plymouth, MN neighborhood can remember, the beloved World War II veteran has spent his retirement walking the neighborhood, twice a day....
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