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The Mystery Of Wyoming Pearl Harbor Survivor No. 12

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Jeremy and Cecilia Bay pose with a Wyoming Pearl Harbor survivor’s license plate they found while in Hawaii. (Courtesy Photo)

When Cheyenne residents Jeremy and Cecelia Bay saw a Wyoming Pearl Harbor Survivor license plate in a Hawaii pawnshop, they knew they couldn’t leave it there. That plate needed to go home. They couldn’t leave it behind.

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Big Horn Football Team Wears Names Of Rylee McCollum, 12 Other Slain Marines On Football Helmets

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The Big Horn High School football program has been part of the Heroes on Helmets program since 2018, and this season they’re honoring the 13 Marines killed in a suicide bombing last year in Afghanistan, including Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum of Jackson.

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Wreaths honor fallen Wyoming veterans

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Volunteers lay wreaths on the graves of Wyoming veterans during the “Wreaths Across America” ceremony Saturday at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Casper. (Photo: Tim Mandese)

Volunteers placed wreaths on the graves of 4,200 Wyoming veterans on Saturday as part of a national drive that saw more than 2 million volunteers similarly decorate the graves of service members across the country.

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USDA helps veterans turn from swords to plowshares

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USDA helps veterans turn from swords to plowshares

Young people are losing interest in the agriculture industry, but the United States Department of Agriculture is hoping low-interest loans could attract a different demographic — veterans. The USDA’s loan program has been around in one form or another since the 1930s, said Rob Weppner, a USDA Farm Service Agency farm loan manager based in northeastern Wyoming.

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VA to implement Mission Act, cutting wait times, enhancing healthcare programs

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By Ike Fredregill, Cowboy State Daily A congressional act going into effect June 6 could make it easier for Wyoming veterans to access the health care providers of their choice. The Mission Act will replace the Choice Act of 2014, which was adopted as the congressional response to extreme wait times experienced by veterans seeking medical…

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“And they were proud to do so”: A moving Memorial Day tribute to the fallen

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Watch this moving report from Monday’s Memorial Day service in Cheyenne. The ceremony offered a moving tribute to those who gave all in service to our country and a great reminder to share with our children and grandchildren of the blessing of being born in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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USS Cheyenne submarine returns to Pearl Harbor, proud of Cheyenne name

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Late last week, the USS Cheyenne submarine, known affectionately by its crew as “The Legend” and “God’s boat” returned home to Pearl Harbor after a six-month deployment. Cowboy State Daily attended the emotional ceremony and spoke to sailors and spouses about the homecoming and about the boat that bears Cheyenne’s namesake.

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