Operation Mend

Military Encouraging News Digest

uplifting, feel good news.

Our mission is to deliver uplifting, feel good news, especially the stories of those who have served, past and present, and who have triumphed over adversity. But since we can’t be everywhere, we hope you will be our eyes on the street. Let us know who you think has climbed a proverbial mountain and planted a victory flag. Because most heroes are just ordinary people who have done extraordinary things.

Army Veteran with no Family Members to Mourn Him Honored by Local Students

Larry Tracy gave 40 years of his life serving our country. When the Army veteran died in late September, he had no surviving family to plan, let alone attend his funeral. A veterans group organized a funeral for the 78-year-old, and the students in sixth, seventh and...
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Non-profit “wear blue: run to remember” Honors Fallen Heroes

A national movement, "wear blue: run to remember" honors the fallen through organized runs all across the nation. President and co-founder Lisa Hallett needed a way to process her grief after her husband, Capt. John Hallett, and other members of the Army's 1st...
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Military Brotherhood Closes Ranks to Reunite Body Pillow with Family

A full-sized body pillow with the likeness of Air Force Tech Sgt. Joshua Wilbert had an adventure that rivals any other inanimate object that travels around the country. And thanks to the military brotherhood/sisterhood, the unique pillow was returned to its rightful...
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