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Four LSTs, From right, USS LST-178, USS LST-74, unidentified, and USS LST-656 load out at Bagnoli, Italy, 8 Aug. 8, 1944, for the invasion of southern France. <br>U.S. National Archives

French government grants knighthood to NC World War II veteran

Paul Prewitt Prewitt, 99, who served under Gen. George S. Patton during his 2½ years of duty in Europe during World War II, was made a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by the French government.


The long search to honor Civil War veteran Abraham Jenkins

An overlooked Civil War veteran needed to be recognized, so a mission was launched to honor Abraham "Abie" Jenkins, who entered the war in 1861.


Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller

Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller was the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for valor. He died while serving on a ship that was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in November 1943.

VA inspector general warns long wait times could continue with Mission Act reforms

Department of Veterans Affairs patients seeking private sector health care saw a nearly two-month delay for medical appointments in 2018 and the problem could worsen under the new Mission Act, the VA Office of Inspector General reported Thursday.


Case dropped, no charges filed in alleged assault of House staff member at VA hospital in DC

Federal authorities filed no charges after an investigation into a reported assault of a congressional staff member at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, and the case is now considered closed, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said Wednesday.


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At 100, WWII and Korean War veteran honored for his place in Marine Corps history

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton has played a major role in military history over the past 77 years, and John Farritor is one of the rare men who has seen that history unfold from the start.



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