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Vet fights for benefits after being diagnosed with throat cancer

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James Laudermilk has been a magician much longer than a veteran.

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Volunteers continue work on veteran's home after his passing

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Atlas King died last week from complications after surgery but the renovation will still go on.

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Veteran scammed trying to rent home still in need of new living quarters

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After our story aired, DFACS stepped in to help. Now the family tells CBS46 reporter Natalie Rubino, they are living in a motel filled with drug activity and unsafe condition. 

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One-on-one with Senator Johnny Isakson

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Senator Johnny Isakson's office is filled with pictures and symbols honoring our nation's military. 

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Local organization donates and trains service dogs for veterans

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The average cost to train a service dog ranges from $20,000 to $60,000. Healing 4 Heroes is free for veterans and emergency response workers. The program is giving both rescue dogs and their new owners a purpose. Iraqi war vet Robert Durst knew he couldn't do it alone when he returned from two tours in Iraq.  "I was Airborne Infantry 82nd. Deployed twice. So they were pretty rough deployments." Durst was injured five different times in the army. Now, thanks to ... More>>

Navy vet waits for two years for social security

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An Atlanta veteran who once served in the Navy is now living in and out of homeless shelters. 

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PTSD support dog still missing a month later

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A metro Atlanta army vet is desperately searching for her PTSD support dog. The dog went missing over a month ago.  

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Local family has two relatives being inducted into Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund

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CBS46 was able to sit down with sisters who have two family members getting inducted.

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Local Vietnam vets honored in D.C.

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Nine Georgia Vietnam veterans will be honored at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund.  

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Vietnam veterans to be honored at memorial in D.C.

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Several local families of Vietnam veterans will head to the nation's capitol this week as their loved ones are honored at a memorial. 

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World War II veteran remembers D-Day 74 years later

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Hilbert Margol is a walking piece of history as a veteran who served in World War II with his twin brother Howard.

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Vietnam vet: VA sent me a bill for $18K

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A Vietnam vet and his wife say they were shocked when his monthly pension stopped and the VA sent them a bill for $18 thousand. 

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Veteran's online auction goes wrong

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He wasn't expecting to get much from his online auction with Maxsold, but to him the prices his items were selling for seemed like he was giving away his valuables for free.

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24-hour lacrosse tournament held to help veterans

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For the past 24 hours, the field at Kennesaw Mountain High School has seen non-stop lacrosse games.

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Report: Atlanta VA has over 37,000 claims to review

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According to the VA's "Monday Morning Work Load" report, right now the Atlanta VA has 37,751 claims to review. That number includes disability claims, benefit claims and burial claims, but what it doesn't include are appeals claims. 

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Vet waits 7 months for VA transfer

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Richard Palancio is a veteran battling endless health problems. 

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Struggling veteran finally gets VA benefits 31 years later

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A week and a half ago CBS46 introduced you to a woman who says she was raped while she was in the Marines 30 years ago and is struggling to get help from the VA. 

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Veteran still waiting to get approved for disability 24 years later

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Terria Clark fought for three months in Desert Storm but her most scarring battle happened on American soil when a Sergeant called her into his office. 

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