Still active and agile at 95, Duane Webster climbed one leg at a time into a World War II-era biplane at Boca Raton Airport on Thursday.
World War II (1939-1945)
On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the remaining survivors of the invasion will finally have a fitting memorial at which to pay tribute to their fallen comrades.
Seventy-five years ago on Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 which authorized the imprisonment of Japanese Americans.
Two World War II veterans from different families who attended the same church, died within hours of each other this week.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation that bestows one of the nation’s highest civilian awards on veterans of the American World War II spy agency founded by a New Yorker.
Seventy-five years after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and pushed the U.S. to enter World War II, some American veterans of the battle are in Hawaii to commemorate the anniversary Wednesday.
The attack on Pearl Harbor took place 75 years ago. The Veterans for Veterans program held a special appreciation dinner on Saturday to honor those who fought in World War II.
The woman whose kiss was seen around the world thanks to an iconic photograph taken at the end of World War II has died at age 92,
In the final days of World War II, an 18-year-old Army private from Missouri named Arla Wayne Harrell was sent to Camp Crowder in the southwest corner of the state, where he said he was twice exposed to mustard gas.
David Swanson unmasks the propaganda logic behind Amazon.com’s “Man in the High Castle” and U.S. celebrations of failure.
A memorial event was held at Horse Guards Parade, attended by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
The Delphos Canal Museum hosted a discussion with three World War II veterans Sunday, with the hope of preserving a piece of American history.
When World War II veterans see the 80,000-pound olive green vehicle parked in Craig Morehead’s Elkhart County field, memories come flooding back.
Veterans of Finland’s 1918 war of independence watched from Muskegon as their former countrymen fought against both sides in WWII.
The significance of bringing more than 75 World War II veterans together under one roof is not lost on Bill Nixon.
Harry Gillis thought it would be glamorous to be a soldier in the U.S. Army during World War II, but he was miserable serving on the ground.
Killing Kennedy mattered. It changed America’s direction. Things might have been different had he lived.
An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.
World War II soldier credited with providing the flag in the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima has died at his Los Angeles County home. Alan Wood died of natural causes April 18 at the age of 90
World War II, a time of the war effort, disdain for profiteering and chicken hawks, and societal mobilization for a war that was necessary
An April 19 ceremony in Overland Park, KS, to honor 42 WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans who live at Tallgrass Creek retirement community with Quilts of Valor. Each quilt will have a special patch on it that lists the veteran’s name, military branch and years of service.
Patrick Brady earned a Medal of Honor in Vietnam, piloting ambulance helicopters again and again through foggy, heavily defended enemy territory to rescue wounded men. On Friday, he and fellow living Medal of Honor recipients honored three civilians who Brady said “are the kind of people that we fought for.”
Sixty-seven years ago today, it didn’t seem much impeded the Marines from raising a U.S. flag atop Mt. Suribachi except the wind. No Japanese are seen, and nearby Marines watched the Stars & Stripes go up without cover on the highest point of Iwo Jima. It could be interpreted as the final act of the battle.
The Tuskegee Airmen, the African American veterans who overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II, and whose achievements paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.
Killeen Daily Herald In 2010, fewer than 2 million of the original 16 million World War II veterans were still living, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. With the veterans dying at a rate of 800 a day, the agency estimates that in five years, …
After WWII, vet endured a life of shell shock. Charlotte Observer In letters his mother wrote to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, she spoke of his restlessness, inability to hold a conversation, difficulty making friends, and new behavioral ticks. “If you could know this boy now and before he went in the …
World War II veterans encouraged to share their stories at Dec. 7 event. The Saratogian Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during World War II, the US Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that only 1.7 million nationwide are still living. This event is an opportunity to honor and appreciate World War …
As Veterans Day approaches, we are reminded that few World War II veterans remain to tell their stories, and fewer still will write them.
Blue Button use blows away VA expectations. ModernHealthcare.com More than 430000 veterans have downloaded their healthcare claims information through the US Veterans Affairs Department’s Blue Button initiative—far exceeding initial predictions for use of the service. The results to date for the technology,
Homeless veterans find community in ‘Huot House’. Kennebec Journal He has been homeless four times in the past five years and has already been through a similar program in Biddeford for homeless veterans there. Veterans Affairs referred him to this housing program. “These are new to Maine and are really needed,” Wells …