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Nestor Portalatin, an Army veteran, sits outside Barracks of Hope, a Daytona Beach homeless shelter for veterans. Portalatin arrived at the shelter in October, but seeks to move into permanent housing soon.<br>Victoria Villanueva-Marquez/News-Journal

Daytona homeless shelter helps 29 veterans to permanent homes in first year

Daytona Beach's veterans-only homeless shelter is turning a year old and the 20-bed facility, in one of the city's troubled neighborhoods, continues to be a refuge for those who've served.


60 years later, a jet crash remembered

The crash on Dec. 4, 1959 cost Albert Joe Hickman his life, but his actions before the F3H Demon crashed into a Clairemont canyon were credited with saving the lives of hundreds of students attending a nearby school.


Nebraska family creates field of flags to honor veterans

Down a gravel road from the Molacek farm, the family has built a veterans memorial topped by a 120-foot-high flagpole, flying a 30-foot-by-50-foot American flag. Five other flagpoles display the banners of every branch of the U.S. military.

'We were helpless': Pearl Harbor survivor recalls harrowing 1941 attack

It's been 78 years since Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, but Walter Pasiak still recalls the confusion and sense of helplessness he felt. He was a 19-year-old Army private when the first bombs exploded a fuel storage tank on Dec. 7, 1941.


On Pearl Harbor anniversary, Baton Rouge woman recalls seeing attack from bedroom window

Seventy-eight years ago today, Lydia "Diane" Grant woke to the sound of a machine gun bullet smashing the wall above her bed. But disturbed sleep was the most minor casualty that day. The Japanese were attacking Pearl Harbor.


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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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