History Stories
CATEGORY: Veterans
After the War: A Soldier’s Struggle to Come Home
November 10, 2017

A soldier describes the 5 steps of veteran transition. Read More

This Flamethrower Operator is the Last Living Medal of Honor Recipient from the Pacific Theater
November 10, 2017

How Hershel “Woody” Williams used his flamethrowing prowess to become an American hero. Read More

Unexplained Medical Miracles May Turn This Korean War P.O.W. Into a Saint
November 9, 2017

He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2013. Soon his flak helmet might be replaced with a halo. Read More

The Civil War Doctor Who Proved Phantom Limb Pain Was Real
November 8, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell specialized in the ghostly pain that lingered after amputations. Read More

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran
November 3, 2017

At age 111, World War II veteran Richard Overton still enjoys his whiskey and cigars. Read More

Why Nobody Remembers America’s Worst Maritime Disaster
September 28, 2017

Thousands of Union POWs died on the steamboat Sultana. Read More

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