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Retired Fort Bragg Soldier shares almost 70 years of memories

Retired Fort Bragg Soldier shares almost 70 years of memories

For most sergeants major, becoming the command sergeant major of a corps is the culmination of their careers. For retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth "Rock" Merritt, he not only helped create the job of the... more

Widow of the youngest Infantryman on Omaha Beach lays wreath at Tomb of the...

Widow of the youngest Infantryman on Omaha Beach lays wreath at Tomb of the...

The widow of the youngest infantryman on Omaha Beach during World War Two laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns along with representatives of the Fredricksburg Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Maj. Gen... more

Army War College signs community covenant

Army War College signs community covenant

Army War College newcomers perused booths manned by local artists and vendors at the Carlisle Harvest of the Arts and got to know some of the local people before heading to Veterans' Square to witness the... more

Fort Jackson visit stirs vets

Fort Jackson visit stirs vets' memories

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 100 World War II veterans toured Fort Jackson Friday as part of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge National Convention held last week in Columbia. more

Memorial in Belgium honors American troops for 60 years

Memorial in Belgium honors American troops for 60 years

CHIEVRES, Belgium -- A multinational ceremony part solemn remembrance of World War II and part celebration of decades-old alliances marked the 60th anniversary of the Mardasson Memorial July 16 near Bastogne... more

Battle memories resurface for visiting WWII veterans

Battle memories resurface for visiting WWII veterans

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Battle of the Bulge may have occurred more than a half-century ago, but for a local group of veterans of that battle it didn't take much more than handling some infantry weapons... more

WWII vet recognizes his unit

WWII vet recognizes his unit's esprit de corps in basic training graduates

The same pride in their step, the same warrior ethos as Soldiers before them, that's what MSG(R) Clancy Lyall saw Friday at the graduation of F Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, he said. more

More than 60 years later, World War II Soldier awarded Purple Heart posthumously

More than 60 years later, World War II Soldier awarded Purple Heart posthumously

In July of 1947, a "young" retired Master Sgt. Marion "Don" DeShon watched his fiancé, Shirrel, walk down the St. Mary's Chapel aisle in a beautiful white gown. more

Wounded Soldier finds comfort working on museum display

Wounded Soldier finds comfort working on museum display

You expect World War II veterans to be affected by a new Battle of the Bulge display at the Field Artillery Museum, but don't expect much of an emotional reaction from a Soldier fresh from today's battlefield... more

Veterans get international thanks for service at Bulge

Veterans get international thanks for service at Bulge

On the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, veterans of that conflict were recognized by the countries whose freedom they helped secure. more

WWII prisoner of war returns to site of capture

WWII prisoner of war returns to site of capture

The memories of Bastogne have haunted Henry "Hank" Skowronski for years, but in December 2009, the World War II prisoner of war finally returned to where he was captured 65 years earlier. more

Belgians, Americans celebrate 65th anniversary of landmark WWII victory

Belgians, Americans celebrate 65th anniversary of landmark WWII victory

Sixty-five years after World War II's landmark Battle of the Bulge, U.S. and Belgian troops will again march side-by-side in Bastogne Dec. 12-13. more

Students honor Veterans at American Cemetery in Netherlands

Students honor Veterans at American Cemetery in Netherlands

Students from the AFNORTH International High School and the Geilenkirchen Elementary School gathered with service and family members of the tri-border community to honor all Veterans at the Netherlands... more

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