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American flag raised on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945

One of the most indelible images of World War II was taken 68 years ago on the island of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. The U.S. Marines Corps may stage a reenactment of the historic event on Saturday although no official announcement has been made. However other reenactments will be held across the nation in observance of the American ... Read More »

New York Yankees Coming Back to West Point

New York Yankee Manager Joe Girardi  and General Anne E. Dunwoody

The AFC and NFC Championships will be held this weekend and both football games are certain to be viewed by a significant portion of active military personnel whether they’re stateside or overseas. While football is on the minds of a good portion of the nation and its military, the Army baseball team is already looking forward to their spring season, ... Read More »

Charles Durning Actor/WWII Hero Dies at 89

7th Annual American Veteran Awards

Charles Durning, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors and a decorated World War II veteran, died on Christmas Eve in Manhattan. The prolific actor appeared in over 100 movies and was recently dubbed “the king of character actors” by the Los Angeles Times, was 89. Although the stocky, yet solid actor never won a major movie award over an impressive ... Read More »

Sen. Daniel Inouye: A True American Hero

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Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history and a Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism during World War II, died today at the age of 88 at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Next month would have marked his 50th year as a senator and he was also the first Congressman to represent Hawaii ... Read More »