Service Stories: Vet Overcomes Poverty, PTSD to Find Musical Success

Billy Terrell never had it easy. After growing up in poverty, he experienced some of the worst horrors of the Vietnam War, which left an indelible mark deep in his soul. Somehow, he found the inner strength to overcome one hardship after another to carve out a successful career in the music and entertainment industries.

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Salute to a Veteran: Her Hospital Train Leaped the Tracks and Turned Over in the Middle of the Night

Since 2000, 50plus LIFE (previously Senior News and 50plus Senior News) has won more than 130 awards for its editorial content and design.

Here’s a look at an award-winning article from our archives.

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Service Stories: How Did an Antiwar Quaker End Up in South Vietnam?

The Vietnam War was one of the most polarizing events in American history. While some young men went off to fight, others protested or fled the country to avoid military service.

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Soldier Stories: Just 21, She Ran a Rec Center and Lent an Ear to Enlisted Men

One of the largely forgotten chapters of the Vietnam War is the service of thousands of women, 68 of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. And contrary to popular belief, not all of the women served as nurses, and not all of them were even official members of the military.

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Lebanon VAMC Unveils Cancer-Fighting Facility

Lebanon VA Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting for its new cancer center and urology outpatient clinic in addition to acquiring an advanced bronchoscopy capability to help diagnose veterans with possible lung cancer.

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World War II Oral History Club Meeting Canceled

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the World War II Oral History Club that meets at St. Anne’s Retirement Community in Columbia will not be holding its March 31 meeting so as not to subject its speaker and attendees to possible illness.

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Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair Returning to York June 16

Area veterans of all ages, active military, and their families are urged to attend the Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair, a free, one-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road, York.

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Soldier Stories: Pilot Hit by AK-47 Fire While Evacuating the Wounded

As a medevac helicopter pilot during two tours in Vietnam, Douglas Moore survived 1,874 combat missions. Some of those missions left his Huey chopper riddled with bullet holes.

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Lebanon VAMC Earns Psychology Program Accreditation

The Psychology Doctoral Internship program at Lebanon VA Medical Center has earned a full three-year full accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation.

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