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Stories with person: Bob McDonald
  • Missouri WWII veteran says he was exposed to mustard gas 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 3:01 pm

    ST. LOUIS - In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas.

  • VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 8:04 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.

  • Louisiana delegation aims to get VA hospital director fired 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 7:40 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's congressional delegation - with the exception of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy - issued a strongly worded letter opposing the appointment of an embattled official to oversee veterans hospitals in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

  • Congressional delegation again opposes regional VA leader 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 5:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's congressional delegation says it's still opposing the appointment of an executive to oversee veterans' hospitals and clinics in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia.

  • Shaheen asks VA to speed up payments to providers 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 4:13 pm

    SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is asking the secretary of veterans affairs to help speed up payments to health care providers through the Veterans Choice Program.