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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 […]

“Tootsie” Purdy gained valuable medical experience while serving in the Navy, including a stint during the Persian Gulf War, which helped lead to her current career as a nurse.    Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
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‘It just seemed to be my calling’

Veteran launches nursing career through naval service By Jeremy P. Ämick As a nurse, Maureen “Tootsie” Purdy effuses a mirthful personality allowing her to console the patients she encounters; and when combined with her Navy experience, it has also given her the ability to bond with the veterans under her […]

Al Nichols is pictured above in 1967 mounting an M-60 machine gun on a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter while stationed at Phu Hiep in Vietnam. Courtesy of Al Nichols
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Digging freedom’s well – Aviation veteran’s career spans nearly four decades, three wars

Like so many young men who have tried their hand at a higher education, Al Nichols made the decision to leave his studies at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., because of a youthful inclination to “socialize a little more than study.” But as the 1965 Jefferson City High School […]

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 […]