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He was lucky to survive 'Battle of the Bulge'

Herb Brough of Bobcat Trail subdivision, North Port, Fla. is a medical miracle.

Almost 60 years ago, while serving as a “foot-slogger” in the 3rd Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment of the 7th Army at “The Battle of the Bulge” in Europe, he took a blow to the head he will never forget. 1,265 more words

World War II

Purple Heart Awarded To WWII Vet 72 Years Later

Junior Howell finally received his Purple Heart medal this week, exactly 72 years after he was wounded in World War II. Over 100 friends, family, and even strangers turned out to see his long-overdue award. 98 more words


To the mom with the Purple Heart

I stood at your door a little longer than I do most. I silently said a prayer for you. For your family. For your sweet baby that got his/her wings way to soon. 293 more words

The Hero was Too Young

★★Long struggles for our veterans are not hard to find. Here is the story of a 12 year old boy who joined the U.S. Navy after the Pearl Harbor attack. 797 more words


Pop and me at Tweetsie, circa 1982

We don’t all have the good fortune to have great role models. I had a lot of exceptional women around me, but there weren’t many examples of how a man should be. 685 more words

Life Stories

Texan Returns Lighter Lost By Vietnam War Vet

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WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A Vietnam War veteran has his lighter back after losing it almost 50 years ago.

Mark Anthony Krofek tells The Dominion Post that he lost the lighter in 1967 while serving as an Army infantryman in the war. 108 more words


World War II hero's family finally receives his medals

FORT WORTH — It’s been five years since Sergeant Louis Read passed away.

“He’s my hero, and for other people to recognize him as a hero as well is emotional,” his granddaughter, Kathryn Cochran said Saturday. 207 more words