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Top Stars and Stripes stories: Heartfelt remembrances, free-falling Humvees and more

Here are the 10 most popular stories of 2017, according to Google Analytics.

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USS Arizona survivor: ‘We were caught in the fireball’

Donald Stratton, though badly burned, managed to escape from the USS Arizona during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor — thanks to the efforts of someone he believes has never gotten the recognition he deserves.


WWII veteran and former POW considers self 'lucky man'

Nineteen-year-old Harold Radish was a Jewish-American prisoner of war in Nazi Germany, living off burnt bread and soup split among his cellmates. Vermin and lice were everywhere. He was one of the lucky ones.

On D-Day, veterans gather at WWII Memorial

They served in some of the horrific battles of World War II. One was there for the Normandy Landing on June 6, 1944. Another participated in the Battle of Okinawa. On Tuesday, they were honored in their nation's capital for their sacrifices.


Scenes from Memorial Day in Washington, DC

From the Potomac to Capitol Hill, the National Mall was packed with tourists and visitors for the Memorial Day weekend, and many of them paused to reflect and pay respects to fallen servicemembers.

50 years later, Gold Star Mother remembers 'the only son I had'

Almost 50 years after U.S. Army Cpl. Robert William Cupp was killed by a booby trap in South Vietnam, his mother, 97-year-old Emogene Cupp, paid tribute to him Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


At Arlington's Flags In, remembering and honoring the fallen

More than 284,000 flags were placed in front of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday by hundreds of soldiers with The Old Guard during the annual pre-Memorial Day Flags In ceremony.


US, WWII allies mark 75th anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea

A ceremony on Thursday at the National World War II Memorial in Washington. D.C. marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea.


New museum in nation's capital provides unique insights into military, black history

The new National Museum of African American History and Culture highlights hundreds of personal stories of tragedy, suffering and courage, but some of the bravest heroes are recognized in the section about military history.