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Marine Corps League mascot Sgt. Max dies

Marine Corps League Sgt. Max was a good boy and a good Marine. The English bulldog died of cancer April 19 after a six-year tour of duty with the Marine Corps League in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. According to his obituary, Max was proud to be a Marine and loved wearing his uniform. "Max was...
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First African American woman set to graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School

Sgt. 1st. Class Janina Simmons completed U.S. Army Ranger School Friday, making her the first female, African American soldier to graduate from the course. Simmons, 29, is based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and now joins the more than a dozen women who have completed the grueling 62-day...
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See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day

Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is returning to theaters in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The anniversary event, hosted by Fathom Events, will include showings at 600 cinemas nationwide on June 2nd and 5th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1998 film starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt...
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Congress supports research to examine if minority WWI troops were overlooked for the Medal of Honor

Corporal Freddie Stowers served in Company C, 371st Infantry Regiment, 93rd Division during the First World War. As a squad leader in a segregated unit, he led an attack on a German position while facing enemy fire. Even after being severely wounded he urged his men to continue fighting where he...
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Veteran crawls across Boston Marathon finish line

Micah Herndon was not willing to quit. Even if it meant crawling the last few feet of the Boston Marathon on his hands and knees, inches at a time. He had someone to fight for. Several other veterans competed in the Boston Marathon on Tuesday, all determined to finish their mission. The 26-mile...
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A Korean War veteran living in unspeakable conditions? Not in this community

The community of Burrillville, Rhode Island is rallying to support an 83-year old Korean War veteran whose home is literally falling down around him. There's no running water in Paul Teller's house, portions of the roof are missing, central heat is nonexistent and an outhouse serves as his bathroom...
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Military Mondays at Kohl's — 15 percent off every week

This week, Kohl's launched its Military Mondays discount -- a 15 percent off discount for active and former military personnel, veterans, and families every Monday all year long. The discount is valid in-store when customers show a valid military ID, military dependent ID, or veteran ID. "Through...
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Teen donates birthday money to veterans home for 11th straight year

By Ben Krimmel Since his seventh birthday, Caleb Craft has taken the birthday money he receives and donates it to the local veterans home. Now 17 and a junior at Jackson High School, throughout the years Caleb has collected nearly $4,500 in donations for the veterans home in Cape Girardeau,...
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PHOTOS: Community gathers in Lancaster, Ohio for procession of EOD tech killed in Afghanistan

The remains of Spc. Joseph Collette, one of two soldiers killed in Kunduz, Afghanistan last month, returned to his hometown of Lancaster, Ohio Wednesday morning. The community gathered to welcome him home. Procession for SPC. Joseph Collette Enters Lancaster downtown. pic.twitter.com/zmCIBfsvGp --...
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U.S. Army helps Make-A-Wish kid become soldier for a day

Young Braxton Fuqua had a dream: To be a U.S Army soldier. And thanks to the Mid-Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation and members of The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky his dream became a reality. For one day in March, Braxton became a soldier for a day. As part of the visit,...
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