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This year, a Vietnam veteran with terminal cancer had only one wish for Christmas: He wanted to make a snow angel.

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Video footage from a Dec. 22 robbery at a convenience store in Bay Point, California, shows Air Force veteran Mark Kasprowicz being pistol-whipped by an armed robber. (CBS San Francisco)

An Air Force veteran credited his quick reaction to his military training after he shot and killed an armed robber who pistol-whipped him and stole money from the cash register of the Bay Point, California convenience store where he was working.

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A new video from military and veterans apparel company Ranger Up sends exactly the message we need in time for Veterans Day.

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It was an ending that seemed to leave almost no one satisfied.

Former DeKalb County police officer Robert "Chip" Olsen on Friday received a 20-year sentence, with 12 to serve in prison, for killing an unarmed, mentally ill Afghanistan war veteran.

Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson handed down the sentence after an emotionally charged hearing that lasted nearly four hours. Prosecutors had sought far more time; Olsen's defense team far less.

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While the news may be abuzz with stories about Conan, the hero dog on the Delta Force raid that killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, there's another canine who's been quietly serving behind the scenes: Ricochet.

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A special Veterans Affairs office created in 2017 to protect whistleblowers and punish incompetent or corrupt VA employees has been a colossal failure, according to a blistering investigation released Thursday by the VA's inspector general.

The report comes as the VA district that includes Georgia replaced top leadership last month and the main regional hospital in Decatur for military veterans undergoes an investigation of medical practices amid widespread problems. Regional VA employees lodged close to 300 complaints with the inspector general in the last two years, ranging from retaliation against employees by superiors to abuse of authority.

The inspector general said the nationwide Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection (OAWP) failed from top to bottom. Investigations were incompetently carried out and biased. The office also failed to protect whistleblowers' identities and allowed their information to get back to the people or offices being investigated, letting whistleblowers become the subjects of retaliatory investigations.

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