Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

From the Legion Magazine.


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Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

Sketchbook brings soldiers to life

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Richard Johnson is an old-school war artist. He’s walked the hard miles in Iraq and Afghanistan, shunning the camera for pencil and sketchbook, speedily yet meticulously recording soldiers at war and peace in shades of grey.

His work has toured the United States, it is in the permanent collections of Washington’s Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia and now it is part of a military-themed art exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

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Gaps in long-term care noted by ombudsman

Gaps in long-term care noted by ombudsman

Story by Sharon Adams

Some elderly and disabled veterans are falling into a gap between support provided to help them remain in their homes as long as possible and entry into long-term care, says Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent.

The Veterans Independence Program (VIP), which helps pay for housekeeping and yard work, is not enough support for some veterans who need extra help to continue to live independently, says his report, Continuum of Care: A Journey from Home to Long-Term Care.

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This week in history
This Week in History

February 8, 1945

Bitter fighting occurs with the launch of Operation Veritable, the Canadian Army’s assault on the Rhineland.

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