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March 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Say Man Killed after Lunging at Officer with Knife

UPDATED: A police officer shot a man Monday night, who had called police to report a stolen bicycle, after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, Montgomery County police said Tuesday. As part of the investigation, investigators examined the officer’s body camera video, said a police statement, released Tuesday afternoon. About 10:55 p.m., […]

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March 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

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New Property Tax Credit for Elderly Residents and Veterans

The Montgomery County Council approved a bill that would create a new property tax credit for senior residents and retired veterans. Bill 42-16, sponsored by Councilmember Nancy Floreen, will allow qualifying residents to receive a 20-percent credit for the property tax imposed on their homes, according to a news release. Residents who are at least […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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April 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland Celebrates Repair of Local Veteran’s Home (PHOTO)

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) held a celebration event in honor of completing a major repairs of a local Veteran’s home on March 26. HFHMM repaired the home of Fred Nordhorn, who served a tour in Germany during the Vietnam war. Nordhorn’s home is located in Hyattsville on New Hampshire Ave. According to a news release […]

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December 18, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Leventhal to Announce Near End to Veteran Homelessness in Montgomery County (PHOTO)

Councilmember George Leventhal will announce that the County has effectively ended veteran homelessness at a news conference on Monday, December 21st. $500,000 in funding was appropriated by the Council and used to house 18 homeless veterans and provide housing for identifiable homeless veterans. Councilmember Leventhal will be joined by Councilmembers Craig Rice, Sidney Katz, as […]

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October 29, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Former POW Fred Cherry on MoCo’s Vietnam Veterans Salute (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, former POW Fred Cherry, who served in the Vietnam War, tells us how important the salute was to the veterans who were never properly welcomed home.

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October 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Entertained the Troops in Vietnam as a Donut Dollie (VIDEO)

Bethesda resident Karel Robertson was a nurse at the Cornell Medical Center in 1970 when she heard a radio report about a bombing in Cambodia. She had known a number of young men who had been drafted and she wanted to do something to help them in Vietnam but not as a nurse. She found […]

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August 28, 2015 | Aline Barros

Vietnam Vet Shares His Story About a Return Visit to Vietnam (VIDEO)

Broadcast journalist Bob Schieffer will host Montgomery County’s Salute to Vietnam Veterans on Oct. 24. Schieffer, who recently retired as host of the CBS show Face the Nation, has agreed to host and be guest speaker as Montgomery County will honor the men and women who served the nation during the Vietnam War. Among the […]

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August 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Tuskegee Airman Returns to Flight at Age 90 (VIDEO)

It’s a wish come true. At the age of 90, Lt. Floyd Collins returns to flight thanks to some help from some volunteer pilots at the Montgomery County Airpark. CCM’s Susan Kenedy has his story. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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May 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Plans a Salute for Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam War—which changed the lives of those who fought and altered the political scene back home—ended for the United States in 1975. On Saturday, Oct. 24, Montgomery County officials plan to honor the men and women who served their nation at that time with a special program. County Executive Ike Leggett (who is a […]

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