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2017 Veterans Salute

The 2017 Veterans Salute magazine is now available. In this years edition, we salute the Purple Heart recipients of Canyon County.


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Robert Taylor, then a paralegal specialist with the Army National Guard, met Cpl. Carrie French at an Army Internet cafe in Kirkuk — about 150 miles north of Baghdad in Iraq — on June 3, 2005.

In the last year, Matt Thorusen has spent more than 250 hours as Unit Commander for the Gem State Young Marines, passing skills he learned during his time served in the military.

For Josh Smith, the Wyakin Warriors Foundation has helped with not only career building but financial issues his family faced.

After more than six years in the U.S. Navy, Meagan Brown left the military with an injury and no college degree, and she knew needed some direction on how to move forward.

With his emotional support dog Sargent by his side, Greg Bradley said Wyakin Warriors has provided a way for him to transition from a life on the battlefield to a life back in the U.S.

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Sandra Rollings says she notices two extremes when it comes to attitudes toward veterans: One that is too eager with worship and praise, and one that views veterans as broken and mentally unstable.

With one end of a climbing rope thrown up over the rafters in his garage and the other tied into a noose around his neck, Trevor Hill stood three years ago questioning if suicide was his best option in life.

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It should come as no surprise that the president of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation is a veteran — but he is also known among service members for his abilities as a cartoonist.

As a full-time caregiver to her 91-year-old mother, Darlene Dominguez wouldn’t have time alone without the help of Legacy Corps.