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The Struggle to Bring WWII Veterans Home

Recent cases have highlighted the difficulties facing families of U.S. servicemen killed in World War II and buried as “unknowns” thousands of miles from home.

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

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

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Vast War Letter Collection Finds New Home

As Veterans Day approaches, a massive wartime letter collection prepares to celebrate its 15th anniversary at its new permanent home.

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Remembering Senator Daniel Inouye (1924-2012)

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.

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6 Things You May Not Know About the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Get the facts on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the 30th anniversary of its unveiling.

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The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts

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

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Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868.

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Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110

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.

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5 Facts About Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of this “date which will live in infamy,” explore little-known facts about the attack.

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8 Famous Folks You Might Not Know Were Veterans

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

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Unlikely World War II Soldiers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor.

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Arlington Oak, Which Shaded JFK’s Grave, Fell Victim to Hurricane

The historic tree, located in Arlington National Cemetery, was uprooted last weekend by Hurricane Irene.

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Albert Brown, Oldest U.S. Survivor of Bataan March, Dies at 105

Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.