While millions of fans mourn the beloved television star Betty White, who passed away on Friday at the age of 99, the US Army paid tribute to the comedian for one of her earliest and most significant roles — as a volunteer during World War II. Continue reading US Army Pays Tribute to Betty White’s World War II Volunteer Service
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Bob Dole, the longtime lawmaker who overcame life-threatening injuries during World War II to become a shepherd of the Republican Party, died in his sleep Sunday at the age of 98. Continue reading Bob Dole, WWII hero and former Republican presidential candidate, dies at 98
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, the first Black American to serve in the post, died on Monday at the age of 84 due to complications from COVID-19 Continue reading Colin Powell dead at 84 from COVID-19 complications
Two young boys in Indiana are being praised for their thoughtfulness, after they stopped riding their bikes to honor a fallen veteran at his funeral. Continue reading Ind. Boys ‘Immediately Stop’ Riding Their Bikes to Honor Fallen Veteran After Seeing His Funeral
The following is a statement from Dr. J.D. Crouch, II – CEO and President of the United Service Organizations (USO) about the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks: Continue reading USO Statement on 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
Longtime American foreign correspondent Joseph L. Galloway, best known for his book recounting a pivotal battle in the Vietnam War that was made into a Hollywood movie, has died. Continue reading Journalist Joe Galloway, chronicler of Vietnam War, dies
Before he became the first Black player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Emlen Tunnell served in the Coast Guard during and after World War II, where he was credited with saving the lives of two shipmates in separate incidents. Continue reading Coast Guard honors Black veteran, NFL great Emlen Tunnell
Dorothy “Dot” Cole was the oldest living US Marine veteran when she died on January 7. She was 107 years old.
Los Angeles native and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Theodore Lumpkin Jr., who made history when he joined the Tuskegee Airmen, has died days before his 101st birthday, it was recently announced.
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Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93. Continue reading Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93