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His father died in a WWII cargo ship explosion. Now a former CIA officer, he claims the Navy covered up the real cause
Packed with 600 tons of ammo and explosives, the USS Serpens died in a flash beneath a full moon at 11:18 p.m. on Jan. 29, 1945. Now a Central Intelligence Agency senior finance officer wonders if he's onto one of the last coverups of World War II
The mother of former Defense Secretary James Mattis has died
Lucille Mattis, of Richland, Washington State, was 97
This Army master sergeant is the last living witness to Nazi Germany’s surrender
East Aurora, New York native and World War II veteran Luciano "Louis" C. Graziano is believed to be the last living eyewitness to the formal surrender of Germany at the "Little Red Schoolhouse" in Reims, France
This 100-year-old vet escaped a Nazi prison camp. Now he’s at the center of a lawsuit over a Bible at his local VA
Herman "Herk" Streitburger was on his final bombing mission and due to go home when his plane was hit by German fighters over Hungary in 1944. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war, enduring starvation, forced marches and a harrowing escape
A new bill would exonerate African-American sailors who mutinied after Port Chicago explosion 75 years ago
In tandem with the approaching 75th anniversary of the Port Chicago explosion — the deadliest home-front disaster of World War II — an California congressman has added an amendment to a federal bill that would exonerate 50 survivors of the accident who were convicted of mutiny for refusing to return to work in unsafe conditions
This 100-year-old Marine vet fought in WWII and Korea. Now he’s being honored for his place in 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
A 100-year-old former WWII POW describes how he narrowly escaped the Bataan Death March
With the Imperial Japanese Army hot on his heels, Oscar Leonard says he barely slipped away from getting caught in the grueling Bataan Death March in 1942 by jumping into a choppy bay in the dark of the night, clinging to a log and paddling to the Allied-fortified island of Corregidor
Tuskegee Airman who flew 142 WWII combat missions and fought in Korea and Vietnam dies at 99
Lt. Col. Robert Friend was always glad to share his story with schoolkids — and what a story it was....
Last surviving medic from ‘Band of Brothers’ Easy Company laid to rest
"Wherever he went he was like the sun."
‘It’s a relatively perfect recreation of everything’ — Here’s your first look at the upcoming WWII epic ‘Midway’
Director Roland Emmerich has made some beloved movies about America: "The Patriot," "Independence Day" and "White House Down." He's long wanted to make a film about the Battle of Midway, and "Midway" will finally arrive in theaters on Nov. 8.
A 101-year-old World War II vet just commissioned his grandson into the Air Force
A 101-year-old World War II veteran flew to Colorado this week to commission his grandson at the young man's Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. The photos from the event are simply wonderful.
Uncensored surveys reveal what US soldiers really thought about America and the military during World War II
Tens of thousands of statements written by World War II American soldiers about their military experiences were they uncensored, but composed during the conflict – not afterward, from re-created memories
Green Berets parachuted over Mont Saint-Michel to honor the 75th anniversary of their Special Forces predecessors’ arrival in France
With the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy just over the horizon, a group of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers commemorated the valor of their uniformed predecessors with a uniquely picturesque parachute jump over France.
One of the few remaining WWII Navajo code talkers has died
The diminishing ranks of indigenous Navajo code talkers who helped the U.S. and Allies win World War II have decreased by one more with the death of Fleming Begaye Sr., who died on Friday
The oldest Medal of Honor recipient has died nearly 75 years after jumping on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers
Robert D. Maxwell, the Army communications technician and oldest Medal of Honor recipient, has died at 98, nearly 75 years after he leapt on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers during a pitched September 1944 firefight in eastern France.
A 100-year-old Army vet who fought Nazis from a tank named for his wife was just knighted by France
Vernon Foster, a centenarian, World War II tank commander and retired Baltimore County dairy farmer, on Tuesday is now a French knight
Ben Affleck is making a movie about the secret Army unit that tricked Nazis into chasing ‘ghost armies’ during WWII
Ben Affleck will star and direct "Ghost Army" a new World War II movie about the artists and engineers who pulled off one of the greatest acts of deception in military history.
The soldiers who inspired ’12 Strong’ are honoring D-Day heroes with a special parachute jump
But they'll be jumping with an item not on the packing list of World War II U.S. soldiers — or at least not the official one
The Marine who helped inspire ‘The Pacific’ has died
For 35 years after his discharge from the Marines, R.V. Burgin kept his war stories to himself. But when he finally broke his silence, he brought World War II to life for thousands of readers in vivid, and often horrific, detail
The last Doolittle Raider has died at 103
"We're going to miss Col. Cole and we offer our eternal thanks and our condolences to his family. The legacy of the Doolittle Raiders will live forever in the hearts and minds of airmen long after we've all departed."
Navy to name destroyer after Medal of Honor recipient who fell on grenade to shield wounded Marine
A Medal of Honor recipient from Michigan will have a guided-missile destroyer named after him, the United States Navy announced on Monday.
A pioneering World War II veteran died alone. Now she’ll get a hero’s farewell
In her 97 years, Bertha Dupre served in World War II, rode the rails for Amtrak and, in her 80s, became a full-time student at UNC Charlotte. But she died alone in December, with no family left to claim her body
Bill would allow last World War II Medal of Honor recipient to lie in state at Capitol
A bill that would have the last Medal of Honor recipient from World War II lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda gained bipartisan backing Monday from the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees
A World War II veteran picked up a $1,500 tab for military families at his local Chick-fil-A
World War II veteran Edmund Rusinek turns 92 years old in a few days. To mark that milestone, he treated himself to a rather extravagant gift – the honor of buying some $1,500 worth of meals for military families
A D-Day veteran faced an unattended burial. 500 strangers showed up to honor his service
D-Day veteran James McCue died a hero. About 500 strangers made sure of it