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.

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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Band of Brothers in on Gender Reveal for Fallen Soldier

The wife of a Fort Bragg soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in August had a lot of help when it came time to reveal the gender of the baby she is expecting in March. Brittany Harris, pregnant with the couple’s first child, called upon her late husband's band of...
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National Guardsman Saves Woman from Burning Car

By Debbie Gregory. Army National Guardsman Staff Sgt. Cory Hinkle, an Iraq combat veteran, is a hero. Hinkle was on his way home along a stretch of a Charlotte, North Carolina freeway when he was witness to a head-on collision. Brandy Guin had been driving to her...
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