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Old soldier stories from WW II never die

The last time Glenn Fackler saw Walter Anstey, his company commander, it was aboard a hospital ship on their way back to the States at the close of World War II. 2,185 more words

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US Army Nurse Reunited With 2 Afghan Children Whose Lives She Helped Save

Sam Fischer-Austin, a U.S. Army nurse who helped save the life of two young Afghan children injured in war, was reunited with the youngsters after they received surgery at Shriners Hospital for Children Los Angeles.  66 more words

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Top U.S. general optimistic about outcome of battle against ISIS in Iraqi city of Tikrit

“No outcome is inevitable,” replied Army General Martin “Coach” Dempsey at last night’s press conference when asked about the United States’ chances in their upcoming meeting with ISIS, “but I think this one is ours for the taking. 155 more words

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Bataan Memorial Death March: The Beginning

How Did I get Myself Into This?

After completing the Bataan Memorial Death March last year, I thought I’d be one and done. It’s an amazing, moving, meaningful race, but it’s also very challenging and very taxing. 675 more words


Elvis Presley in the Army

Elvis Presley was a superstar when he received his draft notice in December 1957. Because he had agreed to film the movie King Creole, he was granted a deferment of 60 days. 87 more words