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Remains of airmen missing since WWII accounted for

Posted August 8, 2014 by Matthew Brown

The remains of two missing airmen have been accounted for 70 years after they disappeared when their plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II, U.S. military officials said. The remains of 1st Lts. William Bernier and Bryant Poulsen were identified through DNA and other evidence collected from the crash site in…

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USS Arizona survivors return to Hawaii

Posted December 5, 2014 by Brandon Bosworth

Four sailors who were serving on the USS Arizona during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor returned and visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickham Dec. 2. Upon arrival, survivors John Anderson, Louis Conter, Donald Stratton, and Lauren Bruner were piped aboard and saluted…

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Vietnam veterans welcomed home – finally

Posted April 4, 2012 by by Sharilyn Wells

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ““ Friends were reunited; stories were told, and memories were honored on a day that many Vietnam veterans never thought they’d see ““ a day set aside specially for them to be properly welcomed home ““ almost 40 years later. “It was hell over there,” James ‘Quincy’ Collins, retired…

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New veterans set record for war-disability claims

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Marilynn Marchione

America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are…

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Airman missing in action from World War II identified

Posted June 25, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced June 25 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Emil T. Wasilewski of Chicago will be buried June 26 at Arlington National…

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Korean War fighter jet pilot recalls missions

Posted July 26, 2012 by by Terri Moon Cronk

He flew fighter planes his entire career, and as a wingman during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953, he flew 100 missions and extended his tour to perform 25 more. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. William Earl Brown Jr. spent 34 years in the military, but his experiences as a young pilot in the…

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Wounded warriors discuss transitions to new lives

Posted September 17, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

Caregivers, National Guard and Reserve support and sports for the wounded are the top Defense Department priorities for wounded warriors and their families, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for warrior care said Sept. 13. John R. Campbell made the comments after listening to wounded warrior panelists discuss their experiences with recovery at the annual…

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Marines missing in action from World War II identified

Posted October 3, 2012 by

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Oct. 2 that the remains of seven servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are being buried with full military honors. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Laverne A. Lallathin of Raymond, Wash.; 2nd Lt. Dwight D. Ekstam of Moline, Ill.; 2nd Lt. Walter…

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Airman returns ‘home’ to help recover MIAs

Posted November 28, 2012 by SrA. Susan L. Davis

An officer stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base traveled thousands of miles earlier this year to return to his birth country of Vietnam for the first time in eight years. But Capt. Huy Tran wasn’t there to reunite with his own family or friends. His mission was to help search for and recover missing…

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Valor Games quadruple opportunities for disabled vets, wounded warriors

Posted February 6, 2013 by Tim Hipps

The Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for military veterans and service members with physical disabilities, have been expanded this year into the Southeast, Southwest and Northwest. Established in 2011 by World Sport Chicago in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Paralympics to provide a venue for wounded warriors and…

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