Rear Adm. Huan Nguyen’s road to an admiral’s star was not a journey for the faint of heart. Arriving in this country as a teenage orphan from Vietnam, he faced an uphill climb. Continue reading From Vietnam to Flag Rank – An Asian American Story
Mother Teresa once said: “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
Have you ever considered the impact you have on others? Without realizing it, you have the power to change someone’s course. Continue reading Library of Congress Veterans History Project
Spc. Bryan Stern was hungover. It was a sunny near-autumn day, but after a night of partying to bid a friend farewell, he didn’t want to be anywhere but bed.
Stationed in Lower Manhattan with the 227th Military Intelligence Company housed at 7 World Trade Center, he was riding the subway to work from Brooklyn, wishing he had stayed home on September 11, 2001. Continue reading ‘Not something you should ever really see’: Veterans reflect on 9/11
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — For more than seven decades, Martin Adler treasured a black-and-white photo of himself as a young American soldier with a broad smile with three impeccably dressed Italian children he is credited with saving as the Nazis retreated northward in 1944. Continue reading US WWII veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children
Ten years ago, I toured the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, with a group of World War II veterans, including Charles Utz. We stopped at the rear of a B-17 bomber, and Charles began talking. Continue reading The Importance of Listening to Our Veterans