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3 remarkable women warriors to honor this Memorial Day

By Kaylah Jackson and Elizabeth Howe Women veterans are the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population and have been serving in the Armed Forces since the Civil War. With Memorial Day around the corner, it's only right to recognize a few of the women who dedicated their lives to serving...
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WWII Vet Who Lived Through Great Depression On Coronavirus: 'We Will Prevail'

As coronavirus turns our world completely upside, a Westchester County resident who has lived through some of the darkest chapters of modern history says keep your chin up, we will get through this.
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'Lost 74' names excluded from Vietnam Memorial Wall

On June 3, 1969, the USS Frank E. Evans collided with the Australian carrier Melbourne -- the Frank E. Evans was torn in two. In the collision, 74 sailors lost their lives either in the initial collision or aboard the bow section of the vessel as it sank. While the crash occurred during the Vietnam...
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Air Force vet still works out at 91 in overalls

What keeps Air Force veteran Lloyd Black 91-years-young? Exercising three times a week at an Alabama gym in his denim overalls. Black was recently named Member of the Month at Anytime Fitness in Semmes, Alabama. In a form highlighting his achievements, Black wrote that his favorite exercise machine...
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Meet the World War II Veterans Who Will Participate in the Super Bowl LIV Coin Toss

Four World War II veterans will once again be part of history on Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Odon S. Cardenas, First Lt. Samuel Lombardo, Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, and Cpl. Sidney Walton will participate in the coin toss at Super Bowl LIV before the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the San...
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Super Bowl dreams coming true for military families

A San Francisco 49er is making the Super Bowl dreams of a fallen service member's family come true. In partnership with USAA and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors , 49er's star tight end George Kittle is providing tickets to Josephine and Nicolas LaMar, the widow and son of Army Sgt...
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104-year-old World War II vet seeks Valentine's cards

World War II veteran and retired Marine Maj. Bill White is 104 years old, and all he wants for Valentine's Day this year is cards. " I'll save every one of them like I've been saving little things that have come up until right now and they'll be a personal part of my history," he told FOX40. White...
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Soldier from Korean War accounted for by DPAA

Army Cpl. William McCollum of Anderson, South Carolina was 19 when he was killed during the Korean War. His remains have now been accounted for. McCollum was a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st Regimental Combat Team. His unit was attacked by...
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Master Gunny Claus ordered back to active duty by Marines

Here's proof that Santa Claus is a Marine. Headquarters Marine Corps has issued orders recalling Master Gunny Sgt. S. Claus to active duty, with a RNLTD (report no later than date) of Dec. 24. According to the orders, the Master Gunny has several aliases, including Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle, and...
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Veteran Organizations To Volunteer With During Holidays

'Tis the season for both gifting and giving. And while you may be spending the holiday season planning parties and events to spend with family or friends or buying gifts for loved ones, many community organizations who help veterans, need your help. Whether it's sponsoring a military family in need...
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