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.

World War II Veteran Receives Long Overdue Medals

After almost three quarters of a century, World War II veteran Joseph Aquilante, 91, of North Providence, R.I. finally received his service medals. Like many of the men he served with, Aquilante was eager to get home after the war ended, and left the military without...
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Thirty-one Years Later, a Ranger Finally Gets His Graduation Tab

In 1986, Keith Landry was a newly minted West Point graduate. He had completed the all of the requirements to graduate from Ranger School and was on a final mission in Florida days before graduation. Then, Landry’s life drastically changed. He had no idea that...
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90 Year Old Veteran Set to Graduate College

By Debbie Gregory A 90-year-old World War II veteran is about to don his cap and gown and graduate with a college degree. For years, Robert Winters, a resident of Charlotte, NC has been taking classes at Central Piedmont Community College. Winters dropped out of high...
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