Veterans

Nation recognizes Vietnam Veterans in annual observance

Posted April 3, 2019 by David Vergun

Army photograph by Amber I. Smith Kim Joiner, the acting principal deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, pins a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin on a veteran during an observance of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, March 29, 2019. National Vietnam War Veterans Day observances took…

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75 years after death, identified WWII Soldier buried in hometown

Posted April 3, 2019 by Spec. Justin Stafford

Army photograph by Spec. Justin W. Stafford U.S. Army Paratroopers assigned to the 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, carry the casket of Clifford M. Mills, a World War II veteran, in Troy, Ind., March 30, 2019. Mills was reported missing in action in 1944 during Operation Market Garden in Germany, but his remains…

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Nation honors Vietnam veterans in annual observance

Posted April 1, 2019 by David Vergun

March 29 was National Vietnam War Veterans Day, and these veterans were honored at events across the nation, including at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Soldier recalls serving with Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins

Posted March 29, 2019 by Mike Strasser

"He was a selfless leader, a brother and a friend." That is how Stuart Hollingsworth remembers Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins, the former 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor during a ceremony March 27 at the White House.

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Trump awards Medal of Honor to Soldier who sacrificed it all

Posted March 29, 2019 by Joe Lacdan

Travis Atkins didn't hesitate the June morning when he saw the insurgent reach for a suicide vest underneath his clothing. With his fellow Soldiers mere feet away, Atkins knew he had to act quickly before the enemy's bomb detonated.

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Veterans welcomed at Edwards AFB

Posted March 27, 2019 by Dennis Anderson

Photograph by Dennis Anderson On March 26, 70 veterans (all regulars at Coffee4vets) were welcome and greeted to Edwards Air Force Base by Brig. Gen. E. John “Dragon Teichert, commander of the 412th Test Wing. The general poured the coffee, got out front and gave the veterans of all services, eras and wars the history…

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Almond Blossom Festival honors veterans

Posted March 15, 2019 by

Photograph by Paul Kinison Betty Ermey, daughter of Gunny R. Lee Ermey, served as grand marshall for the 2019 Almond Blossom Festival Parade. The 70th Annual Quartz Hill Almond Blossom Festival was March 8, 9 and 10 at George Lane Park in Quartz Hill. This year’s festival also featured a car show, with proceeds benefiting…

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Fulfilling our nation’s promise: DPAA brings service members home

Posted March 13, 2019 by Staff Sgt. Hailey Haux

A woman sits across from her father as tears begin to stream down her cheeks. She opens a small box and pulls out a photo of her dad in his uniform and inhales deeply -- she's been waiting for this moment her entire life. She exhales.

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10th Mountain Soldier to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor

Posted March 13, 2019 by Sean Kimmons

Army photograph Staff Sgt. Travis W. Atkins will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on June 1, 2007, while his unit — Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team — conducted route clearance southwest of Baghdad. A 10th Mountain Division squad leader credited with saving the…

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Vietnam War Veteran formally presented medal 46 years after awarded

Posted March 6, 2019 by Fonda Bock

Army photograph by Fonda Bock With wife Rita by his side, Vietnam War veteran and Radcliff, Ky. resident Sgt. 1st Class James Hicks (retired) is officially presented the Air Medal Feb. 22, 2019, by Brig. Gen. Robert Bennett, the Adjutant General of the U.S. Army and executive director of Military Postal Service Agency. With his…

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