In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in part because they paid an extra $50 a month. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
May 23, 2019 - 7:12 am
Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a...
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Photo courtesy of Women in Military Service Memorial
May 22, 2019 - 12:27 pm
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 their country, some of them making the...
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May 22, 2019 - 11:31 am
Memorial Day is seen as the unofficial start of summer and has become synonymous with trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Often overlooked is the real reason behind the holiday - honoring the nation's fallen service members. With that in mind, here are five interesting facts about Memorial...
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May 21, 2019 - 7:49 am
Despite earlier indications that military personnel would be exempt from any efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco -- Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have hinted otherwise. The pair detailed a bipartisan congressional plan for the Tobacco-Free Youth Act on Monday...
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Ghost Army Legacy Foundation
May 20, 2019 - 1:31 pm
A group of soldiers put on a traveling, multimedia road show that helped America secure victory in World War II. Known as the "Ghost Army," the tactical deception unit was officially called the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and was made up of nearly 1,100 soldiers, many of whom were Jewish. "It...
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May 20, 2019 - 9:45 am
Can you #GoSilent for one minute on Memorial Day to honor those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation? Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America hopes you will. The eighth annual #GoSilent campaign encourages Americans to pledge one full minute of silence at 3 p.m. local time on May 27...
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May 17, 2019 - 9:18 pm
Holocaust survivor Sophie Tajch Klisman on meeting the man who played a role in liberating the concentration camp she was imprisoned in. Watch the latest video at
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Courtesy of Matt Foster
May 17, 2019 - 10:23 am
When Cpl. Matt Foster returned from Afghanistan, there were some mornings he'd wake up in a panic. "I'd think 'Oh crap, I have to go feed my dog' so I'd get out of bed to do that and then realize he was gone. And then I'd sit down and it was really hard on me. Getting used to him not being there...
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May 16, 2019 - 9:52 am
House Democrats are trying to prevent the Pentagon from using military money to build the border wall. The House Armed Services Committee announced Wednesday that Democrats on the committee, led by Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. and subpanel chairman Rep. John Garamendi,...
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May 15, 2019 - 11:33 am
An Army veteran who took solace in hiking to combat depression and post-traumatic stress from his time in the service was killed on the Appalachian Trail over the weekend. Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., 43, of Oklahoma City, Okla., was fatally stabbed on the trail, the FBI's Richmond Division and the U.S...
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