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It’s been nearly 70 years, and it’s still painful for Ed Spires to tell the story.

In 1948, Spires received an undesirable discharge from the U.S. Air Force because he was gay. Now the 91-year old from Norwalk is suing to have his status upgraded to honorable.

Two residents of Stamford, Connecticut, want to make their city the home of a museum dedicated to black World World II veterans. The Museum of Black WWII History would be the only one of its kind in the country.

Mabel Jorgensen is a lifelong resident of Stamford. She frequently visits the Stamford Government Center, and one day, she noticed a monument for residents who fought in World War II. But one important name was missing.

Submarine base chefs do battle

Apr 11, 2014
Brian Scott-Smith

Chefs at the submarine base in Groton, Connecticut competed on Thursday in a Food Network-style competition.  It was their version of the show Chopped, where chefs have to make meals from baskets of secret and sometimes strange ingredients against the stopwatch.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has been at the forefront of an effort to reform a culture in the military that has allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the Democratic senator’s bipartisan effort to change the military justice system.