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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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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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DOD agency IDs soldiers lost in Korean War from returned remains

Posted September 21, 2018 by Jim Garamone

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command conduct an honorable carry ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 1, 2018. Carry teams will move 55 transfer cases containing what are believed to be the remains of American service members lost in the Korean War…

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Green Berets finally together in Arlington after decades-long search

Posted September 21, 2018 by Sean Kimmons

Judi Boyer-Bouchard gently rubbed her fingers across her brother's name etched into a white marble headstone at Arlington National Cemetery. With two bundles of flowers in her other hand, she leaned over and placed one against the headstone. It was the first time she had seen the solemn marker for Sgt. 1st Class Alan Boyer, a 22-year-old Special Forces Soldier who disappeared in 1968 during a covert mission in Laos.

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Aquarium of the Pacific visit

Posted September 21, 2018 by

On Sept. 11, veterans from the Pete Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, Calif., visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Veterans were able to see seals, sea lions, penguins, otters, octopi and many other fish. A few of them were even brave enough to pet the sharks and rays.  

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Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

Posted August 31, 2018 by

Air Force photograph The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel…

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94 year-old vet receives World War II Medals after 72 years

Posted August 29, 2018 by PO2 Jonathan Jiang

A 94-year old World War II veteran received his long overdue medals during a ceremony at the Louisville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 23, 2018. Rear Adm. Michael Jabaley, former Program Executive Officer for Submarines, awarded William Edward Gilbert, a Kentucky native, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal…

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