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Coffee4Vets delivers to Lancaster Veterans Home

Coffee4Vets typically meets every Tuesday morning at Crazy Otto’s Diner in Lancaster. With the current coronavirus lockdown restrictions in place, Coffee4Vets has not been meeting. That...

Doolittle Raid on Japan 78 Years Ago Buoyed American Spirits

The April 18, 1942, Doolittle Raid on Japan early in World War II bolstered American spirits just months after the surprise attack on Pearl...

Coronavirus can’t hold these WWII vets down

That couldn't be more true for two oregon veterans who collectively survived World War II, the great depression, the spanish flu epidemic … and...

First peacetime draft enacted before World War II

In 1940, Americans closely followed the news of Germany's armed forces overrunning most of Europe, while Japan was using its military aggressively in East...

VA updates cemetery guidance amidst coronavirus crisis

All Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries are open and will continue to provide interments for veterans and eligible individuals. However, the National Cemetery Administration...

Remembering the Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa, which began 75 years ago, was the last major battle of World War II — and the bloodiest of the Pacific...

Last major allied operations in Europe launched 75 years ago

In the waning days of World War II in Europe, U.S., Canadian and British forces faced a formidable obstacle on their march toward Berlin:...

Submarine warfare played major role in World War II victory

Submarine warfare has been around a while. Primitive subs were used with mixed results from the Revolutionary War up until World War I, when...

Medical improvements saved many lives during World War II

From the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to the day Japan's emperor signed the surrender, more than 400,000 U.S. service members were killed during...

Iwo Jima veterans mark 75 years since legendary battle at final...

On Feb. 19, 1945, more than 70,000 U.S. Marines conducted an amphibious assault to take the Island of Iwo Jima from fortified Japanese forces. Over...