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Navy honors service of Vietnam War veterans

Posted April 2, 2018 by PO2 Destiny Cheek

The Naval History and Heritage Command held a commemoration ceremony in honor of Vietnam War Veterans Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy’s Cold War Gallery located on the Washington Navy Yard, March 29, 2018. The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designates March 29 of each year as Vietnam War Veterans…

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Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted April 2, 2018 by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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Vet Briefs March 30

Posted March 30, 2018 by

U.S. Marine from Nevada killed in WWII to be buried in Hawaii Military officials say a U.S. Marine from Nevada who was killed in action in the Pacific Ocean battle of Tarawa in World War II will be buried next week with military honors. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of Pvt. John…

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74 years later, a pilot who crashed in France returns home

Posted March 28, 2018 by Carrie Antlfinger and Jeffrey Schaeffer

BUYSSCHEURE, France–It is early afternoon on a spring day in 1944. On a French farm 20 miles from the English Channel, two young brothers tend the cows — perhaps they goof off a bit — as their father brews beer. Then a plane falls from the sky. A P-47 Thunderbolt, an American fighter plane, has…

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Vietnam Vascular Registry helps combat veteran reunite with doctors

Posted March 28, 2018 by Sarah Marshall,

Photograph courtesy of John Fogle Army Spec. John Fogle recovers at the 249th General Hospital at Camp Drake, Japan, in 1969 from wounds he received in Vietnam. Thanks to the Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norm Rich of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Fogle was recently able to track down the…

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Former 10th Mountain Soldier, World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday with help from Army

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Strasser

Courtesy photograph Louis Weiss served as an officer in the newly formed 10th Mountain Division and deployed to Italy with the 10th Mountain Medical Battalion during World War II. Celebrating his 100th birthday on March 22, Weiss received a birthday message from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum, N.Y.,…

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Arlington National Cemetery seeks changes to burial eligibility criteria to ensure future space

Posted March 19, 2018 by Devon L. Suits,

Army photograph by Elizabeth Fraser The U.S. Army Honor Guard firing party fires three folleys during the funeral of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Jan. 22, 2018. Golin, an 18B Special Forces Weapons Sergeant assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) died Jan. 1,…

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Tuskegee Airman Floyd Carter Sr. dies; he was 95

Posted March 14, 2018 by AP

Floyd Carter Sr., a Tuskegee Airman who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95, according to the New York Police Department. In addition to his service with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen, Carter spent 27 years with the NYPD, where his duties included guarding visiting heads of state, including Cuban…

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U.S. military IDs airman lost in dogfight over Germany in ’43

Posted March 12, 2018 by AP

The U.S. military has found the remains of a World War II pilot who was last seen in a dogfight over Germany almost 75 years ago, the Department of Defense said March 8. Lt. William W. Shank never returned from the 1943 fight. His fellow airmen last saw him straightening out his P-38 Lightning after…

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Purple Heart awarded to World War II veteran 74 years later

Posted March 7, 2018 by Kevin Larson

Army photograph by Kevin Larson Staff Sgt. Edward Mims, 83, smiles and holds his Purple Heart Medal as well-wishers thank him for his service following a ceremony in his honor at the The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, Feb. 23, 2018. Mims was awarded the medal nearly 74 years after being wounded in World…

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