Veterans

Commentary
12:40 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: August 24 - 20, 2012

Patterson Homestead
courtesy of Dayton History

The 4th Annual FilmDayton Festival is upon us. Check out all the nationally acclaimed films and filmmakers coming to Dayton this weekend. There's so much happening - don't miss out on that amazing film, fun, workshop, or special events everyone will be talking about.

 The Dayton African American Cultural Festival is on Saturday at the Dayton Riverscape MetroPark, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm and Sunday at the McIntosh Park Riverview St. at Edwin C. Moses Blvd from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Health
12:07 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

New Head for Dayton VA Medical Center

The Dayton VA Medical Center has a new director.  The Center that serves some A southwest Ohio medical center that serves some 37,000 veterans says Glenn Costie took over today.

The Dayton VA Medical center, which was rocked by dental clinic hygiene problems, says he is committed to delivering high quality and safe care to veterans.

Costie was the director at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO, the last two-plus years. He spent much of his 27-year VA career at Cleveland's VA Medical Center.

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Military
10:44 am
Sun November 13, 2011

Local Veterans' Stories Featured in Comic Book Project

A small group of veterans has been getting some extra attention lately.  Their stories have been made into a comic book.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports on how it all started.

Charlie Bath enlisted in the Army in 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor.   For four years, he proudly served as a wire chief in the signal corps.  That job involved running telephone wire all over France and Germany.  Charlie was the guy who could climb, so that’s what he did – climbed poles, often checking for live wires by hitting them with a wrench.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:32 am
Mon September 12, 2011

WYSO Weekend: September 11, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews veterans from American Veterans Post 2003 in Dayton about their memories of 9-11 and how they plan to commemorate the event.

-Juliet Fromholt interviews Dayton teacher P.F. Frank about his 9-11 memories.  Hear that interview and more in WYSO's special program, A Clear Day in September

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What's Working
5:35 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Getting Vets Back to Work

The recent unemployment figure for military veterans is just under 11 percent - close to the rate for non-vets. But, for some service men and women - especially those who have experienced combat - there are other challenges in finding employment.

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