Veterans

December 11, 2017
 

James D. Smith: Pearl Harbor veteran

James D. Smith was a reservist in the U.S. Navy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. After being called into active service, he arrived in the Hawaiian Islands 4 days after the event. Here is his recollection of what he saw during his time there




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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Nick Emerick

A symphony of freedom: 70th anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Nick Emerick Traute Grier attends the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, June 26, 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany. Grier was 14 years old during the beginning of the opera...
 
 
DOD photograph by Joe Lacdan

WWII Soldier’s Widow to Accept Medal of Honor for Late Husband

https://www.defense.gov/Videos/videoid/610073/ The widow of a World War II soldier accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband at the White House June 26, 22 years after his family began efforts to upgrade the soldier’s Disti...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Vietnam Fighter Pilot Finally Comes Home

Courtesy photograph Maj. James Blair White Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, ...