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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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Gone but not forgotten: Wreaths honor those who gave all

Posted December 14, 2015 by Sean Kimmons

Once Susan Zerbe learned that a CH-47 Chinook helicopter had been shot down in Afghanistan, killing all 30 U.S. troops on board, she knew her son was one of them.

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Officials cite research as key to progress in PTSD, TBI diagnosis, treatment

Posted April 27, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

DOD photograph by Terri Moon Cronk Huff, a golden retriever, gets praise for retrieving his leash and giving it to Rick Yount, executive director of the Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit organization in Brookeville, Md., that works with dogs in service training and with service members who have post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury…

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Carter inducts Vietnam vet Charles Kettles into Hall of Heroes

Posted July 22, 2016 by Cheryl Pellerin

Defense Secretary Ash Carter inducted Vietnam veteran retired Army Lt. Col. Charles Kettles into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes July 18, 2016, a day after President Barack Obama presented Kettles with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor. Vietnam Hero Carter said that for 50 years Kettles has been content to let his…

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Hispanic Heritage: Vietnam vet finds resilience via faith, helping others

Posted October 3, 2016 by Shannon Collins

During weekly meetings at American Legion Post 47 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, a Vietnam veteran told fellow veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder how he maintains his resilience through his faith and brotherhood with his fellow vets.

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Service in Silence: Trustworthy Airmen chosen for select, island hopping squadron

Posted November 28, 2016 by Lori A. Bultman

Silent service seems to be the common thread shared by alumni of 1st Radio Squadron Mobile, who began meeting annually in 1999 to share experiences and rekindle friendships formed decades earlier.

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World War II Seabee reflects on VJ Day

Posted March 3, 2017 by Lt. Comdr. Jennifer Cragg

World War II veteran and Seabee Jack Mace reflects on marking the end of the World War II on “V-J Day” while stationed in Hawaii in 1945. On March 5, Seabees worldwide will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Seabees that established a force of more than 325,000 builders who could fight during World War…

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Looking back, flying forward

Posted May 12, 2017 by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Solomon Cook Eugene Downey, a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran smiles while watching the 2017 Gulf Coast Salute on the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flightline April 23, 2017. Downey enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and received the rank of ensign in 1951, enabling him to become a…

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DOD Warrior Games opens with US, UK, Australian athletes

Posted July 3, 2017 by Shannon Collins

As comedian Jon Stewart and Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, announced the official opening of the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games July 1, medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder walked-in a hand torch at Soldier Field, where it was passed between teams.

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Vet Briefs November 10

Posted November 10, 2017 by

WWII soldier to be buried on Veterans Day in Michigan The remains of a World War II soldier from Detroit will be laid to rest on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in northern Michigan. The Detroit Free Press reports that Army Technician Fourth Grade Pete M. Counter was 24 when he went missing in action. The…

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