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Message of Holocaust survivor and his liberator: Never forget

Posted May 1, 2017 by Don Wagner

Army photograph Holocaust survivors rejoice as the Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates about 30,000 prisoners at Dachau, Germany, April 1945. Ernest Gross, 19, was in a long line of other prisoners awaiting certain death in the Dachau gas chambers and crematorium that lay ahead. He did not care. All but two brothers and a sister…

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VA selects new Director of the Center for Women Veterans

Posted May 6, 2016 by

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the appointment of a new director of the Center for Women Veterans. Kayla M. Williams assumed duties this week as director, serving as primary advisor to the Secretary on Department policies, programs and legislation that affect women veterans. “Kayla embodies everything it means to be a true advocate…

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Vietnam veteran receives Purple Heart Medal after 47 years

Posted December 11, 2015 by Joan Vasey

The Army provided a long-awaited presentation, Dec. 3, 2015, when a Southeast Arizona veteran received the Purple Heart Medal for a head wound sustained 47 years earlier when the former soldier, then a specialist 4, was assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized) 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

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Vietnam War pilot to receive Medal of Honor

Posted June 22, 2016 by Elizabeth M. Collins

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to a daring helicopter pilot who displayed extraordinary heroism during the Vietnam War, the White House announced today.

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‘Expendable’ WWII Merrill’s Marauders survive into their 100s

Posted August 26, 2016 by Jonnie Melillo Clasen

Three Merrill's Marauders, 1944 survivors of the secret mission of almost 3,000 presidential volunteers who fought through the disease-ridden "forgotten theater" of World War II, the China-Burma-India Theater, have lived to the age of 101. Another made it to 100.

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Underwater recovery team searches for MIA’s in Vietnam

Posted June 19, 2017 by PO1 Blake Midnight

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) deployed an Underwater Recovery Team (URT) comprised of Department of Defense civilians and U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force servicemembers to northern Vietnam in search of two U.S. Navy aviators who went missing during the Vietnam War, May 2-June 18. The two men were on a nighttime reconnaissance mission…

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Two D-Day Veterans in one D-Day Anniversary

Posted June 8, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Seated in my office at High Desert Medical Group on June 6, 73-years after D-Day, Henry Ochsner hardly looked to be 94. He could pass for a kid of 80 years.

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Navy completes review of initial survey date from WWII cruiser wreck site

Posted February 15, 2017 by

The Naval History and Heritage Command has completed a review of initial data acquired from a multi-beam sonar survey of the wreck of World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), Navy officials announced Feb. 13.

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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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Veteran Helps Others Find Peace Through Horses

Posted March 20, 2017 by Army Maj. Michelle Lunato

Army Reserve photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Rhodes was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 30-straight months in Iraq starting in 2003. Upon returning home, he discovered that horses helped him regroup. Now, he runs a nonprofit organization, the Warrior Outreach Ranch, which helps veterans and their families…

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