Veterans

March 8, 2017
 

First to Fight: Marines land in Vietnam

Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton

On March 8, 1965, 3,500 Marines were the first U.S. combat troops to land in Vietnam. This presence confirmed the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War.




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Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors begin Feb. 23

Air Force photograph by Mike Kaplan More than 125 Air Force wounded, ill and injured service men and women will compete in the Air Force Trials Feb. 23 to March 2, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Air Force Trials is an...
 
 

Vet Briefs February 21

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor on way to Illinois A veterans official says the remains of a sailor killed during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being sent to Illinois for burial. That comes after tests have identified remains of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Howard Backman, who was a...
 
 
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Black History: Month Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II

Army photograph by David Vergun Millie Dunn Veasey wears her World War II medallion and shows a photo of her in uniform during World War II. The photo she holds was taken when she was stationed in England. Millie Dunn Veasey, n...