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Bill ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere, of ‘Band of Brothers’ fame, dies at 90

story by: FoxNews.com’s Karl de Vries and The Associated Press photo courtesy of: wildbillguarnere.com William “Wild Bill” Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 90. His … Continue reading

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238th Marine Corps Birthday Message

238th Marine Corps birthday message: The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen James F. Amos, and the SgtMaj of the Marine Corps, SgtMaj Micheal P. Barrett, speak to Marines and Sailors about the timeless Marine qualities of courage and perseverance … Continue reading

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‘Greatest generation’ veterans sweep past barricades at memorial in their honor

WWII veterans seen breaking the police line so they can view the WWII Memorial that has been closed after government shutdown. story by: Edmund Demarche photo courtesy of: Fox News What was meant to be a final gathering of heroes Tuesday … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Ike and his boys”

In honor of the this being the 69th anniversary of D-Day, I thought it would be fitting to feature one of the most iconic images from that day as the subject of this week’s Photo Friday! Eisenhower speaking to Easy … Continue reading

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D-Day soldier’s bracelet recovered, returned to family

Linda Orlando of Bellefonte, Del., whose father, Leon Truitt, carried her baby shoes with him during the D-Day invasion, holds the recently returned silver sweetheart bracelet her mother gave her father when he left to serve in World War II. … Continue reading

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Emotional documentary ‘Honor Flight’ thanks WWII veterans for their service

Volunteers and passengers cheer as they land at Dulles International Airport for the Honor Flight Chicago trip that takes World War II veterans to the Washington D.C. memorial. story by: Hollie McKay photo courtesy of: Heather Eidson It has almost been seventy … Continue reading

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World War II vet who provided flag on Iwo Jima dead at 90

Alan Wood (pictured on left) was a Navy officer in charge of communications on a landing ship on Iwo Jima’s shores Feb. 23, 1945 when a Marine asked him for the biggest flag that he could find. Wood provided the … Continue reading

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