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CATEGORY: Veterans
Vets on Harleys Escorting Civil War Soldier’s Ashes Home
August 3, 2016

Hundreds of volunteers on motorcycles are escorting the unclaimed ashes of Civil War private Jewett Williams from Oregon to his home state of Maine for a proper burial. Read More

Oldest Known U.S. Veteran Dies at 110
August 20, 2015

Emma Didlake, a Michigan woman believed to have been America’s oldest veteran, has died at the age of 110. Read More

10 Famous Korean War Veterans
June 25, 2015

Meet 10 notables who served in the Korean War. Read More

Leap of Faith: A WWII Story (Video)
May 22, 2015

This Memorial Day, HISTORY salutes Sergeant Hjalmar Johansson, who volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Corps at just 17 and spent six months in Nazi prison camps when his B-24 bomber was shot down on its first mission. Read More

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments
May 23, 2014

An art historian is leading a campaign to catalogue, and hopefully preserve, America’s World War I memorials. Read More

Bill Guarnere, Member of World War II “Band of Brothers,” Dies
March 11, 2014

The South Philadelphia native and highly decorated veteran was 90 years old. Read More

Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012)
December 18, 2012

Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a heroic World War II veteran who represented his home state in Congress for more than 50 years, died on December 17 at the age of 88. Read More

The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts
July 12, 2012

Discover six things you may not know about the Medal of Honor, which was signed into law 150 years ago, and its recipients. Read More

Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110
February 8, 2012

Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110. Read More

8 Famous Folks You Might Not Know Were Veterans
November 11, 2011

Explore eight well-known figures whose military backgrounds might come as a surprise, from a famous living monarch to a washed-up gangster. Read More