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Roller Derby Dame: When Push Comes to Shove

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Angela Martin goes by the name Angrilla RX8 when competing with the Gainesville Roller Rebels, a local all-star roller derby team. When she’s not on the track, the animal-loving Army veteran is working to finish a master’s degree in international relations.

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Celebrating Veterans Day Through A World War II Survivor

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Saturday afternoon floats, fire trucks, tractors, motorcycles, and walkers led veterans through Inglis for the 2014 Levy County Veterans Day Parade.

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New Fisher House will Provide Lodging to Veterans’ Families

By on May 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: May 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

The new Fisher House in Gainesville will allow families of veterans undergoing treatment at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center a place of comfort during treatment.

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Son Finds Solace, Understands Sacrifices Through Father’s Secret Poems, War Stories

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

Bob McPeek learns about the sacrifices his veteran father made throughout his life time after discovering a hand-written book of poems. The poems in the book, entitled “Rain or Mud, Shine or Blow,” told stories of his father’s time in war.

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Gainesville Stand Down Event Offers Homeless Veterans Food, Social Services

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

While some homeless veterans in Gainesville continue to face the struggle of transitioning from a life clouded by war, a beacon of hope is provided for them by the 12th annual Alachua County Homeless Veterans Stand Down.

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Homeless veterans event sees growth in services, volunteers

By on September 13th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

In its eleventh year, the Homeless Veterans Stand Down had to add more capacity due to an increase in services and volunteers.

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