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A TF-51D Mustang takes flight from the Worcester Airport during the Wings of Freedom Tour Friday, September 20, 2019. <br>Rick Cinclair/Telegram & Gazette/TNS

WWII era planes at Mass. airport elicit memories, reverence, good times

Marveling at the mammoth World War II warbirds on the tarmac at the Worcester Regional Airport, WWII veteran Herbert Keilson's eyes focused on the fuselage of a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber, the type of aircraft on which he once served as a flight engineer.


Afghanistan War veterans, still waiting for a peace deal, ask: Was the sacrifice worth it?

Isiah James was stationed in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago. Something the village elders would whisper haunts him to this day. "They'd look at us and say, 'You may have the watches, but we have the time,'" James recalled, adding "Afghanistan is an unwinnable war, an empire killer."


WWII veteran from family of Marines recalls battles

Loyd Brandt landed on 55 islands, fought in five major battles and spent 22 days on Iwo Jima.

With death of 98-year-old muleskinner, only nine Merrill’s Marauders remain

Sgt. Henry C. Smith was awarded a Silver Star for his efforts in leading an intelligence and reconnaissance patrol through the jungles of Burma in April 1944. He died Aug. 5 at the age of 98.


VA says veteran suicide rate is 17 per day after change in calculation

The VA released its annual National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report on Friday, tracking the changes from year to year. The 2019 report includes data from 2017, the most recent available.


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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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