Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Tessa D. Watts
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Man of pure heart and honor

Posted October 19, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Tessa Watts

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Tessa D. Watts Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, reads a letter written by Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, addressing retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of…

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Erik Estrada
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Vietnam vet gets Medal of Honor after 50-year wait

Posted October 19, 2018 by Katie Lange

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Daisha R. Johnson President Donald J. Trump places the Medal of Honor around retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley’s neck, the 300th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, at the White House, Oct. 17, 2018. It’s been 50 years since John L. Canley, then a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant,…

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Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray
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World War II veteran visits USS Pennsylvania

Posted October 17, 2018 by PO1 Amanda R. Gray

Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray Senior Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Brian Barrett, assigned to the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), gives World War II veteran Roy Solt a submarine tour. Solt served aboard the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) as a Fire Controlman and was aboard…

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Army photograph by Ken Scar
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Prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam share Clemson University stage

Posted October 15, 2018 by Ken Scar

It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from World War II, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at Clemson University in Clesmon, S.C., which was founded in 1889 as an all-male military college.

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Tennessee sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

Posted October 15, 2018 by AP

Remains of a sailor killed during World War II are being returned home to Tennessee for burial. Gov. Bill Haslam’s office says Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell of Elizabethton was serving on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when the Hawaii base was attacked by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. Crewmembers were buried in…

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Army photograph by Sgt. Dylan Grace
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World War II vet, ‘Iron Soldier’ reflects on service, family leading up to 100th birthday

Posted October 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Alex Licea

Dale Jones might be 99 years old, but he shows no signs of slowing down. He stays active and spends much of his time bowling, at church, or helping his community near his home in the small town of Zanesville, Ohio, located 50 miles east of Columbus. Jones is many things to his family and…

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Vet Briefs October 10

Posted October 10, 2018 by

World War II servicemen’s remains identified The remains of a Nebraska sailor who died at Pearl Harbor and a Nebraska soldier killed during a World War II battle in Germany have been identified and are being returned for final burial. Pentagon officials say 19-year-old Bernard Doyle died Dec. 7, 1941, aboard the battleship USS Oklahoma…

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White House photograph by Shealah Craighead
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President awards Medal of Honor to Green Beret medic

Posted October 3, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

White House photograph by Shealah Craighead President Donald J. Trump presents the Medal of Honor to Retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II Oct. 1, 2018, in the East Room of the White House. President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. Ronald Shurer II at a ceremony…

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Mattis pays tribute to prisoners of war, missing in action

Posted September 24, 2018 by John D. Banusiwicz

DOD photographs by Army Sgt. Amber I Smith U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis speaks during the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2018. The day is observed every year on the third Friday in September and honors those who were prisoners of war and those who…

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Shok Valley medic to receive Medal of Honor

Posted September 24, 2018 by Devon L. Suits

Photograph courtesy of Ronald J. Shurer II The White House announced that Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II will receive the Medal of Honor for going above and beyond the call of duty April 6, 2008, while assigned to Special Operations Task Force – 33 in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. A former medic with…

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