Category: Veterans

WWII prisoner’s photo album returns to New Mexico roots Kate Nash | The New Mexican Roberta Koishi held the photo album in front of a Santa Fe crowd that included World War II veterans and slowly began to turn the pages. From the outside, the album, which includes images of New Mexico soldiers in the 1940s, might have seemed at first glance like any other…

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Healing war’s scars: New VA rules help local veterans with PTSD find relief By Kate Nash | The New Mexican It took one New Mexico military veteran three decades before he sought help for his nighttime “dragons.” After that, it took about a year to get benefits from the government. Another veteran, who battled depression after serving in the Marines during the Vietnam War and…

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Santa Fe 400th: Sense of duty spans generations Like many in Santa Fe, the Chavez family has deep ties to the military Kate Nash | The New Mexican Alexine Chavez was a senior in high school when she passed by a military recruiting center on St. Michael’s Drive. With a spur-of-the-moment feeling egging her on, she did a U-turn and headed into the center. Inside,…

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