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The USS Fitzgerald sits in dry dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, nearly a month after it was damaged in a deadly collision with a merchant vessel on June 17, 2017.<br>Christian Senyk/U.S. Navy

‘You never move on’ -- Three years later, Texas widow reflects on loss of Navy husband

Dora Hernandez recalls waiting to hear the fate of her husband, Petty Officer 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, who died when the U.S.S. Fitzgerald was struck by a container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17, 2017.


Minnesota MIA World War II pilot accounted for, 75 years after D-Day

After nearly 75 years of uncertainty, an excavation of a Normandy crash site two years ago yielded human remains containing DNA that matched Lt. William McGowan ’s relatives. Last May, the U.S. military officially declared the young pilot killed in action had been accounted for.


In a veterans’ home hit by the coronavirus, chronic problems aided a disaster

The reputation of Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, a state-run facility in western Massachusetts, has plummeted in recent weeks amid investigations and political recriminations prompted by one of the deadliest coronavirus outbreaks at a long-term-care facility in the country.

As veterans die from virus, Memorial Day has different mood

This year’s Memorial Day will pay tribute not only to those who died on the battlefield, but more recently fallen service members. And in a reminder of the way coronavirus has transformed American lives and traditions, many of the usual Memorial Day gatherings have been either canceled or curtailed.


Medal of Honor sought for Navy pilot's top secret actions during Korean War

E. Royce Williams is being called a forgotten hero in a forgotten war — a military pilot whose heroic action was never fully recognized because his mission was filed away as top secret.


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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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