1. Vietnam vet graduates 50-years after he left WC to join U.S. Marines

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    WCN 24/7's Vinny Nerti introduces us to 70-year old Mark Fowler- graduating 50-years after he left Westminster College to join marines. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Mark Fowler, a Westminster College Latin major, will complete the requirements for his degree later this month, more than 50 years after entering as a freshman. The Mt. Lebanon native who now lives in Winston-Salem, N.C., grew up in a family with well-educated parents - his father earned two doctorates - who expected their children to go to college. Fowler came to Westminster in the 1960s to fulfill those expectations but left after three years "academically weak, tired and unable to decide on a major." Without his family's knowledge Fowler joined the Marine Corps: "Needless to say, my parents were not happy with me." The Marines trained Fowler in electronics and he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. Nearly a dozen years later he left the military with the rank of staff sergeant and worked in the food service industry for more than 25 years. Since retiring, he's been a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, hospice and "anything to keep busy." One of the items on his bucket list was to complete his college degree. He had originally planned to return six years ago until he was told it would require a two-year commitment due to changes in graduation requirements. He looked at a school closer to his home but found it "cold." Unwilling to give up his goal, Fowler took a class or two when and where he could fit it in. With the extra credits, he was able to pare down the required time at Westminster to the capstone and a cluster course, which could be taken in a single semester. Everything was in place for Fowler to return in January. However, the losses of his brother, who had been his biggest supporter and cheerleader, and his great niece, paired with his own surgeries and recuperation, put that plan on hold until the fall semester. "It has been challenging but it's been fun!" Fowler said, citing dress code, food options, the library and technology as the most significant changes since he was last a student. "The professors have bent over backward to accommodate me and the staff [in McKelvey Campus Center, where Fowler works at the Information Desk] have become like family. It took the students a little longer to warm up to me, but we've had some great discussions." "Mark has been the greatest addition to campus," said the Rev. Jim Mohr, Westminster chaplain, whose office is just around the corner from the Information Desk. "We've shared books, coffee and life experiences in the weeks he's been here." Fowler will earn his bachelor of arts degree in Latin this month and will return, with at least 12 guests, for commencement in May 2015.

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    • Colonel Jack H. Jacobs: The Tet Offensive

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      Colonel Jack H. Jacobs, born in Brooklyn, NY, joined the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant in 1966 after finishing the ROTC program at Rutgers University. Colonel Jacobs was assigned to the 505th Infantry Regiment, 82 Airborne division and served two tours in Vietnam. While in Vietnam Jacobs would see heavy combat, surviving the Tet Offensive and demonstrating courageous acts of valor in March of '68 that earned him the Medal of Honor. Jacobs retired from the Army in 1987 as a Colonel.

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      • Brig. Gen. R. Steve Ritchie

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        Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, United States Air Force veteran is one of five "Flying Aces" and the only Air Force Ace Pilot of the Vietnam War, downing five enemy aircrafts throughout the war. Ritchie talks about his experience flying the F-104 Starfighter, as well as the F-4 Phantom II, and the tactics the USAF used to ensure the highest level of success for their pilots. A decorated veteran, Ritchie has earned the Air Force Cross, four Silver Stars, and ten Distinguished Flying Crosses throughout his military career, among many other awards.

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        • Vietnam Remembered

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          VOLUME VI, VIETNAM REMEMBERED - Lest They Be Forgotten. The 6th installment in Larry Cappetto's award winning public television documentary series, "Lest They Be Forgotten," "Vietnam - Remembered," is an up close, personal, first hand look into the lives of Vietnam Veterans who fought, survived and endured the pain, suffering and anguish of a war that changed their lives and America forever. Featuring: Vietnam War Veterans Produced & Directed by: Larry R. Cappetto Music by: Larry R. Cappetto, John Fogerty Runtime: 87 Minutes Release year: 2007 Color, Stereo, Widescreen (16:9) A Team Heaven and Larry Cappetto Film © 2014 Shawn/Michael Productions All rights reserved To help with editing and uploading more videos like this please consider donating to our Memorial Fund. Thank you kindly!! http://veteranshistory.org http://larrycappetto.com http://inspireageneration.us

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          • Trooper - Trailer VOD

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            Vimeo Exclusive Premiere on Veterans Day, November 11th, 2014! Preorder Now! https://vimeo.com/ondemand/trooper The film veterans are saying is the most honest & accurate account of what happens to them, both on the front lines and when they return home. A story of love and horror amidst the scandals reflected in our news across the nation every day. Obama Signs VA Health Care Overhaul "To care for him or her who shall have borne the battle, that’s the heart of the VA’s motto. That’s what the bill I’m about to sign will help us achieve… The bill which passed with bipartisan support, is one of the few significant legislative accomplishments Congress has achieved ...... (NBC News 8/7/2014) “In a dysfunctional Congress, I’m glad we accomplished something significant for veterans." - Bernie Sanders (8/7/2014) “Finally, a film producer that gets it right! TROOPER may serve well to educate an unaware public about the epidemic level of emotional trauma that today’s young warriors are living with. It is a dark journey and this film captures its pain—and also gives us a glimmer of hope.” - Rev. Bill McDonald Founder The Military Writer’s Society of America. “Not since the Oscar winning film “Coming Home” thirty-five years ago has there been a film that resonated with veterans." - Starpulse Winner, Bronze Remi, 2010 – Houston Int’l Film Festival Official Selection, 2010 - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Honorable Mention, 2011 – Voice Awards Honorable Mention, 2010 – SoCal Film Festival Script Finalist, 2008 – Rome Independent Film Festival Winner, Christopher Martini, Renaissance Man Award, 2010 – Garden State Film Festival Cast: Christopher Martini, Max Martini "Saving Private Ryan" "Captain Phillips" "Pacific Rim" " Fifty Shades of Grey", Gary Swanson "The Bone Collector" "Sniper" "Carilto's Way: Rise to Power", Robert Walden "All The President's Men" "Capricorn One" TV's "Lou Grant" Written, Directed, and Produced by Christopher Martini Executive Producers Giada Dobrzenska Richard A. Levine LTC Lori D. Renwick Christopher Martini Produced by Beth Amy Rosenblatt Music by Hershel Yatovitz, featuring songs by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen & Jesi Robertson Cinematography by John Rotan Edited by Rodney Calhoun Christopher Martini Re-Recording Mixer & Score by Christopher Koch Additional Score by Chris Haskett

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            • A Most Inspiring Story - Me & Bill

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              Larry Cappetto's guest appearance on the KREX TV News 5 Noon Show. Larry talks about his new film release, "Me & Bill," and his latest music project. Thanks to show host, Cori Coffin for her enthusiasm and great program segment today. For booking information please visit our website. Thank you kindly!! http://larrycappetto.com http://inspireageneration.us

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              • THE JOURNEY HOME: Healing Waters

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                Three combat vets, each injured in a different war, find healing through flyfishing.

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                • Buy your way to heaven ?

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                  can u buy your way into heaven

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                  • Me & Bill Official 2014 Film Trailer

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                    "Me & Bill," a heartwarming, inspiring story of faith, courage, love & the will to live. Bill Wedekind, U.S. Marine, potter, and my friend. Journey and partner with us as we take a message of hope & freedom to our generation. Executive Producer, Mark S. Kelldorf. Director of photography, Gordon Quinn. Directed by, Larry R. Cappetto. A Team Heaven and Larry Cappetto film. A Shawn/Michael Production. In association with, 21st Century Films, Inc. ©2014, Direct Media Productions, All rights reserved. http://veteranshistory.org WATCH THE FILM http://vimeo.com/108980694

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                    • The Healing Wall - Official Trailer 2014

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                      Official Site: http://www.reelvisionmultimedia.com/thehealingwall Synopsis: "The Healing Wall" is a story about the development of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and its unforeseen ability to heal a nation from one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history.

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