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Along a quiet road near the University of Cambridge, thousands of American soldiers remain on duty.
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Along a quiet road near the University of Cambridge, thousands of American soldiers remain on duty.

chillicothegazette.com It’s an easy place to miss: My family and I drove right by it the first time, and almost the second. After all the tourist locations, it was a bit of a shock to pull into a parking lot populated by less than a dozen cars. I was there […]

Robbert Maxwell: A great American hero who won the Medal of Honor
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Robbert Maxwell: A great American hero who won the Medal of Honor

The name Robert Maxwell might not be familiar to you or to most Americans. He is not a well-known celebrity or television personality. You will not find his face plastered on the covers of magazines, newspapers or the Internet. And yet, he deserves that recognition and notoriety far more than […]

Walter Evenson enlisted in the Navy in 1944. He is pictured above in his sailor’s uniform in 1946.  Courtesy/Walter Evenson
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Reinvigorating the spirit – World War II naval service directs veteran to career in the ministry

By Jeremy P. Amick With a slight accent revealing his northern upbringing, mid-Missouri resident Walter Evenson recounted his journey from childhood to service in the Navy, with an added collection of experiences in-between—all of which helped influence his final calling as a Lutheran pastor. A young boy coming to age […]

Care Home Escapee Veteran Receives 2,500 Birthday Cards
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Care Home Escapee Veteran Receives 2,500 Birthday Cards

A war veteran who turned up in Normandy after he was reported missing from his care home in England said he was overwhelmed by the number of cards and gifts he had received for his 90th birthday reported forces.tv Bernard Jordan,  made headline news around the world when he disappeared […]

MUST READ – Commander Rudder (2nd Rangers) 10 years later – I Took My Son to Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach
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MUST READ – Commander Rudder (2nd Rangers) 10 years later – I Took My Son to Pointe Du Hoc and Omaha Beach

On 6 June 1944 the V Corps of U.S. First Army assaulted German coastal defenses on a 6.000-yard stretch (“Omaha” Beach) between Vierville and Colleville. The attack was made by two divisions, the 1st and 29th, with strong attachments of armor and artillery. On their right flank, a separate mission of unusual difficulty was assigned to a […]

Glenn Magner holds a 95th Infantry Division banner in the town square at Metz, France during the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Metz in World War II. He and his wife, Lee Ann, plan to be in Metz this fall for the 70th anniversary of the battle. Photo provided
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Sgt. Glenn Magner fought at Metz & ‘Battle of Bulge’ during WW II

In 1942 when Glenn Magner of Tangerine Woods mobile home park in Englewood, Fla. enlisted in the Army he was 16-years-old. He told them he was 20 and got away with it. For the next 22 months he trained for the war in Europe. Magner was in Headquarters Company, 2nd […]

Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Peter Ayerst
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Battle of Britain hero who tested Birmingham-built Spitfires dies aged 93

A fighter pilot who tested Birmingham-built Spitfires has died at the age of 93. Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Peter Ayerst put the famous craft through their paces after they had been produced by Vickers Armstrong in Castle Bromwich. The factory produced up to 320 Spitfires and 30 Lancaster […]

Vietnam Veteran Looks for Long-Lost Child
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Vietnam Veteran Looks for Long-Lost Child

A Vietnam veteran by the name of Jerry Quinn finally decided to embark on a journey to find his long-lost son. His voyage is not an unusual one, as many former soldiers have gone on similar quests to find children they sired during the war. Making the task more difficult […]

WWII Veteran Given Medal Nearly 70 Years Later; Hewitt Gomez receives French Legion of Honor
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WWII Veteran Given Medal Nearly 70 Years Later; Hewitt Gomez receives French Legion of Honor

Covert missions have been a staple of the American military for some time, often to be made public years after success. This is the case with a WWII mission enacted by Hewitt Gomez, who recently received the French Legion of Honor medal for his efforts.  Gomez was to aid the […]

Jefferson City, Mo., resident John Sullivan served 35 missions on board a B-24 during World War II and is thankful none of his fellow crewmembers were seriously injured or killed. Courtesy of Shawn C. Johnson
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War in the skies – Veteran shares story of service as bombardier during World War II

By Jeremy P. Amick With a recollection of events as lucid as if they occurred yesterday, Jefferson City, Mo., resident John Sullivan, 89, enjoys sharing the story of his service in the skies above Europe during a war nearly seven decades passed. Raised in the Mid-Missouri area, Sullivan graduated from […]

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