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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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How to send extra Halloween candy to the troops

It's the day after Halloween and if you've got too many sweet treats on your hands, there is a national program that will send your excess candy to both servicemembers overseas and Veterans Affairs centers. The Soldiers' Angels Treats for Troops Halloween Candy Drive, is working with businesses...
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Bill to require POW/MIA flags fly with American flag passes

A bill that would require the POW/MIA flag be flown with the American flag is poised to become law. The Senate unanimously passed the bill from Senators Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. and Tom Cotton, R-Ark. in May and earlier this week, the House did the same for the companion bill from Rep. Jack...
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Marine killed in Pearl Harbor buried at Arlington

Marines from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. participated in a final tribute for repatriated World War II Marine Private Ted Hall at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia over the weekend. Pvt. Ted Hall from Kansas City, Missouri was 24 on Dec. 7, 1941, when his battleship, the USS Oklahoma, was...
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Medal of Honor comic book

A Green Beret engaged in hand to hand combat with the enemy in Vietnam. A young officer calls in a artillery strike on his own position while holding off a company of Nazi soldiers. These are a few of the real life stories of Medal of Honor recipients that kids (and adults) can read about in a new...
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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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