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Guam son killed during World War II comes home

Posted November 9, 2018 by JoAnna Delfin

The solemnity of Taps and smoke from the rifle volley filled the air as Steward Mate 1st Class Ignacio Camacho Farfan’s casket was lowered into the ground to his final resting place at the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti Nov. 8, 2018.

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Veterans Day: A time to honor those who have served

Posted November 7, 2018 by

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month one hundred years ago … the guns fell silent across Europe and what had been called the Great War, or the War to end all Wars was over. What later became known as World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles…

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The following attractions have Veterans Day specials

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Free Admission Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with valid service ID for veterans and military personnel. Battleship Iowa, San Pedro Admission to the Veterans Day festival is free and all are welcome. Free self-guided tour admission will also be available Nov. 10-12 for veterans, as well as…

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Restaurants, businesses offer free food, beverages to active duty military, retirees, veterans

Posted November 7, 2018 by

Many restaurants have special offers, from free food or meals to special discounts. Not all locations participate in specials, so check your local restaurants first. Chili’s Visit a participating Chili’s Nov. 11 to get your Veterans Day free meal if you are a veteran or on active military duty. You’ll need to show proof of…

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100 years later, WWI Soldier awarded Purple Heart

Posted October 24, 2018 by

Army photograph by Thomas Byrd Perry W. James IV, the grandson of World War I veteran Sgt. Perry Loyd, receives his ancestor’s Purple Heart from Fort Jackson commander, Brig. Gen. Milford ‘Beags’ Beagle Jr., and post Command Sergeant Major Jerimiah E. Gan during a ceremony Saturday at Fort Jackson. After more than a 100 years…

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Man of pure heart and honor

Posted October 19, 2018 by Lance Cpl. Tessa Watts

Marine Corps photograph by Lance Cpl. Tessa D. Watts Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, reads a letter written by Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, addressing retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from the Battle of…

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Vietnam vet gets Medal of Honor after 50-year wait

Posted October 19, 2018 by Katie Lange

Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Daisha R. Johnson President Donald J. Trump places the Medal of Honor around retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John L. Canley’s neck, the 300th Marine Medal of Honor recipient, at the White House, Oct. 17, 2018. It’s been 50 years since John L. Canley, then a Marine Corps gunnery sergeant,…

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World War II veteran visits USS Pennsylvania

Posted October 17, 2018 by PO1 Amanda R. Gray

Navy photograph by PO1 Amanda R. Gray Senior Chief Electronics Technician (Navigation) Brian Barrett, assigned to the Blue crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), gives World War II veteran Roy Solt a submarine tour. Solt served aboard the Pennsylvania-class battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) as a Fire Controlman and was aboard…

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Prisoners of war from WWII, Korea and Vietnam share Clemson University stage

Posted October 15, 2018 by Ken Scar

It was the first, and likely will be the only time living prisoners of war from World War II, Korea and Vietnam appeared together at Clemson University in Clesmon, S.C., which was founded in 1889 as an all-male military college.

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Tennessee sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

Posted October 15, 2018 by AP

Remains of a sailor killed during World War II are being returned home to Tennessee for burial. Gov. Bill Haslam’s office says Navy Seaman 2nd Class William Campbell of Elizabethton was serving on the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor when the Hawaii base was attacked by Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. Crewmembers were buried in…

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