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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 […]

Nightmare ends: Canadian Korean War veteran finds peace after half-century struggle with PTSD
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Nightmare ends: Canadian Korean War veteran finds peace after half-century struggle with PTSD

It was a nightmare Jim Purcell took to his bed every night for more than 50 years. It featured his best buddy, Bob Casey. The two grew up together in a hardscrabble section of Halifax. They played together, went to school together and, when they were 18 years old in […]

A Son’s Quest for Truth : The Last Battle of a German WWII Veteran
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A Son’s Quest for Truth : The Last Battle of a German WWII Veteran

Ottoooo..! The scream transports Heinz Otto Fausten back 71 years to a trench in Kalikino, Russia, 2,240 kilometers (1,400 miles) away. The journey takes him a fraction of a second. Suddenly he is 21 again, and caught in a ruthless, violent world where life is about nothing but survival. He […]

Murray Adams, Veteran, Gets to Spend Time with His Old Plane
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Murray Adams, Veteran, Gets to Spend Time with His Old Plane

Murray Adams was a pilot in the Second World War. Now in his mid-90s, his fighting days are long behind him. Still, as with many veterans, his history in the war remains a big part of who he is today, and he took a chance to remind himself of that […]

WWII veteran Alfred Cabral to receive dog tag lost 70 years ago during Italian invasion
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WWII veteran Alfred Cabral to receive dog tag lost 70 years ago during Italian invasion

WWII veteran and Bronze Star Recipient Alfred Cabral will receive a very personal acknowledgement of his war service on Saturday when a dog tag he lost during the beach invasion of Anzio, Italy is returned to him. “I didn’t think it was possible. It has been 70 years … It […]

Runners Pay Tribute to Veteran Mid-Race
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Runners Pay Tribute to Veteran Mid-Race

Runners in San Jose, California participated in an annual race that benefits military veterans were already working for the cause and giving back to their community—but they did something unexpected and very heart-warming. They paused in the middle of their event and shook hands with a veteran cheering on the […]

Winnipeg veteran told to return vet’s licence plate
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Winnipeg veteran told to return vet’s licence plate

A Winnipeg man who fought for the United States during the Vietnam War in 1965 is being forced to give back his veteran’s licence plate. In 2012, the Royal Canadian Legion approved Ron Parkes’s application for the specialty plate because of his service in Vietnam. A couple of months later, it reversed that decision. […]

Meeting A Veteran – By John Henry Phillips
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Meeting A Veteran – By John Henry Phillips

We grow up on stories of World War 2. From being a child pretending a fallen twig is a gun, to the extra excitement when England face Germany in a football match (though being a child, you’re never quite sure why) – it is all around us. Living in England […]

A French Woman Adopts the Grave of James Lange
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A French Woman Adopts the Grave of James Lange

The family of James Lange has never had a chance to lay flowers at the grave of the departed soldier. The 19 year old soldier arrived in Normandy, France shortly after D-Day, June 6, 1944—he never returned home to Flint, MI. Lange was killed in action. He is one of […]

Walt Ehlers, World War II Medal of Honor recipient for actions on D-Day, dead at 92
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Walt Ehlers, World War II Medal of Honor recipient for actions on D-Day, dead at 92

Walt Ehlers, who received the Medal of Honor for bravery during the D-Day invasion of Nazi-held France during World War II, died Thursday morning. He was 92. Ehlers, who worked with veterans after World War II, moved to Buena Park in 1955. He lived in the same home for more […]

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