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Alton, Ill., resident Dan Amick served with 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines in Vietnam. During his 13 months in country, he worked in fire direction control with artillery batteries. Courtesy of Jeremy P. Ämick
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‘Willing to fight for it’ Veteran discusses artillery service as Marine during the Vietnam War

  By Jeremy P. Ämick Donley “Dan” Amick recognizes that although the Vietnam War is often viewed as an unpopular conflict, his personal decision to join the military during this tumultuous period was motivated by a desire to serve the nation he loves. “I thought that we had a good […]

A 20-year-old Bill McAnany while home on leave in 1941. Courtesy of Bill McAnany
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A life shaped by war – Local veteran reflects on Pearl Harbor and 20-year naval career

By Jeremy P. Amick During a recent interview, while basked in the glow of the sunroom of his Jefferson City, Mo., home, Bill McAnany shared the story of his participation in some of the most harrowing events that unfolded during World War II. Taking the occasional pause, the Pearl Harbor […]

Russellville, Mo., veteran Don Steck enlisted in the Navy in 1968, believing his draft notice would soon arrive. He later spent time on a ship patrolling the coastal waters near Vietnam. Courtesy of Jeremy P. Ämick
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Veteran describes service in the Navy during Vietnam War ‘It was a different time’

Veteran describes service in the Navy during Vietnam War By Jeremy P. Amick The late 1960s was distressing for many young men preparing to leave high school; it was time when the net of the Vietnam draft hung above their heads,  threatening to thrust them into the middle of an […]

Richard Blyth pays a tribute to his fellow colleagues whom he lost in the war of Walcheren during Second World War:
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Richard Blyth pays a tribute to his fellow colleagues whom he lost in the war of Walcheren during Second World War:

88 years old veteran soldier Richard Blyth talks about his experiences of allied invasion of Holland. There he was a part of the Combined Operation at Scheldt Estuary which was operated to release the port of Antwerp from the Germans. This battles was fought in the year 1944 to remove […]

WHO-Tube: Veteran flies Spitfire for first time since WWII
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WHO-Tube: Veteran flies Spitfire for first time since WWII

He’s 91-years-old and was last in a Spitfire when it came down behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Jimmy Taylor flew with 16 Squadron as a strategic reconnissance pilot but in 1944 he was captured by the Gestapo. 69-years later and he’s been at Goodwood aerodrome in West […]

Eric Geddes: Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath
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Eric Geddes: Sole survivor of WWII RAAF aircrew wins fight to erase historic slur over Savo Island bloodbath

An Australian World War II veteran’s long campaign to clear a slur against his air crew is finally over, after United States Navy historians sent him a letter clearing him of not alerting the Americans that Japanese ships were heading towards Solomon Islands. Last year, 7.30 told the story of […]

WW2 Veteran from New York Receives Medals Nearly 70 Years After Serving
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WW2 Veteran from New York Receives Medals Nearly 70 Years After Serving

Earnest Love literally had to wait a lifetime for recognition of his efforts during WW2.  Nearly 70 years after Love was wounded in a fierce battle during a fierce battle in the pacific he finally received his 8 medals including the Purple Heart and the Silver Star.  Love received his […]

WWII vet: ‘Who the hell is Brad Pitt?’
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WWII vet: ‘Who the hell is Brad Pitt?’

When asked to name the last movie he saw, George Smilanich jokingly says, “The Glenn Miller Story.” Which may explain his reaction when Brad Pitt came calling. “I said, ‘Who the hell is Brad Pitt?’” Smilanich isn’t asking that question any more, after the WWII tank driver from Hibbing was […]

WWI Soldier Honored After 100 Years
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WWI Soldier Honored After 100 Years

Since the centenary began, it has become increasingly common that the story of a WWI soldier who fought bravely yet received little acclaim will occasionally come to light. It is not that the stories of such men have never been told before, but simply that they have not received formal […]

Captain Bill Stine, right, receives an Air Force Commendation Medal in 1982 in recognition of his work while stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts. Courtesy of Bill Stine.
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A Cold War legacy

Veteran worked with emerging technologies during Air Force career By Jeremy P. Amick While friction between the United States and communist nations began to boil during the Cold War, many new and unprecedented technologies emerged to gather the intelligence that would help protect our country’s interests. In the middle of […]