Fallen WWII Marine to be given burial in California
Pfc. Royal Lawrence Waltz was killed on the opening day of the Battle of Tarawa, on Nov. 20, 1943. His remains were recovered by the non-profit group History Flight in 2019 and subsequently identified through DNA testing utilizing the DNA of his niece, Patricia Verheul.
100 years later, historians to honor 10 Black Civil War soldiers buried in unmarked graves in New York
Next Saturday, Sept. 25, a public ceremony will pay tribute to those 10 soldiers. The event will pay special attention to one veteran in particular, James Jameson, who served in the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first units of Black soldiers raised to fight for the Union.
Marine veteran imprisoned in Russia refused consideration of case by court
A top Russian court declined to hear a U.S. Marine veteran's petition to be turned over to his home country to serve the remainder of his prison term for an espionage conviction.
As a child, she wrote to a WWII vet. He carried the letter everywhere, and 12 years later, they finally met.
When they met for the first time, they both broke down in tears. Dashauna Priest, 21, who went on to join the Army National Guard, embraced her pen pal Frank Grasberger, 95.
‘One of a kind’: Family mourns Army veteran found slain in Homewood apartment
The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office Tuesday identified the victim as Johnnie Will Anderson III. He was 30 and leaves behind a 10-year-old daughter.
Remains of soldier killed during Korean War to be buried in Massachusetts
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Thomas J. Redgate, a native of Boston and a soldier killed during the Korean War, will finally be put to rest this week after 70 years missing in action.
Hundreds honor Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, killed in Kabul, at California vigil
Taylor Hoover, 31, lived with his fiance Nicole Weiss just a short drive to Camp Pendleton’s northern border where Hoover was stationed with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment at Camp Horno.
George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95
George Wein, an Army veteran who was in Germany and the Pacific during World War II, was an impresario of 20th century music who helped found the Newport Jazz and Folk festivals and set the template for gatherings everywhere from Woodstock to the south of France. He died Monday at 95.
Two veterans file class-action lawsuit against Air Force over ‘bad paper' discharges
Certain discharges, also known as “bad paper,” carry a stigma and prevent veterans from receiving many government benefits, such as Department of Veterans Affairs home loans, health care and education benefits.
Lawrence Brooks, oldest living WWII veteran, celebrates 112th birthday
Veteran and Louisiana native Lawrence Brooks celebrated his 112th birthday on Sunday at his home in Central City as residents gathered for a drive-by celebration hosted by the National World War II Museum.