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Person Claims Responsibility For Taking Down Yellow Ribbons In Granite Bay, Calls Tribute An Eyesore

A tribute has been tarnished, and now the alleged culprit tells CBS13 why he or she ripped down hundreds of yellow ribbons honoring those serving in the military.

12/25/2013

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Local Cub Scouts Thanking Soldiers Overseas With Candy Project

A local group of kids decided to give back to the troops. They’re giving away all of their Halloween candy in hopes of helping the lives of soldiers overseas.

11/25/2013

Al Roehr was captured by the Nazis  during WWII. (Credit: CBS13)

90-Year-Old Veteran Of WWII, Korea Reflects On Service, Nazi Capture

CBS13 spoke to a real, local American hero who reflected on his military service during WWII and talked about his family that’s still working to protect our country. Al Roehr was just a teenager when he volunteered for world war two, later becoming a prisoner of war and a recipient of the bronze star. He says he was just 18 in 1943 when he volunteered to take on the Nazis. At the time, Germany was getting pounded by the US and its allies, and Roehr was in the 513th Parachute Infantry. He says he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Well it was new for me because I’d never been in an airplane before,” said Roehr.

His unit’s mission was to travel behind enemy lines and sniff out Nazis.

“We were attacking the Germans in a mountainous, hilly forest,” he said.

11/11/2013

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Japanese Troops Coming To Calif. To Practice Amphibious Attack Techniques

Japanese troops will converge on California’s southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country’s amphibious attack abilities.

06/10/2013

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Memorial Day Weekend In Sacramento

Fast cars, strawberry jam and sustainable farming are part of the Sacramento festivities honoring America’s military heroes.

05/13/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 24, 2013. (credit: CBS13)

New Calif. Council To Promote Defense Industry

Gov. Jerry Brown launched a major push Thursday to bolster California’s military installations and defense industries amid federal cutbacks by establishing a council of retired generals and admirals to promote the state.

03/28/2013

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2013 Spring Fashion Tips From A Sacramento Fashionista

Unexpected embellishments can make your personal style pop this spring.

01/22/2013

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: National Security Shouldn’t Get Lost In This Campaign

Our economy is on a slow recovery – slower than anyone wants. But the lack of serious discussion about national security and the world we live in is troubling.

08/27/2012

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1,600 Museums Offer Military Families Free Tickets

More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.

05/22/2012

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Oakland Raiders Team With Lifetime’s “Coming Home” To Salute Military Members

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Slain Stockton Soldier’s Family Upset Over Defense Assertion

Already grieving over the loss of their son, a Stockton family grew more upset Monday with the defense tactic of the accused killer’s lawyer.

09/12/2011

United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Appeals Court Hears Arguments On ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A federal appeals court wrestled Thursday with whether it can declare the military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional when the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is lifted in 19 days.

09/01/2011

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