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‘Thank you’ to veterans, attendees of Victory museum celebration

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Thanks to those establishments who participated in this “thank you” to our veterans. Continue reading

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We’re wiser this Veterans Day than the first (editorial)

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When World War I finally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, it was thought to have been “the war to end all wars.” Oh, but if that were true. One year later, President … Continue reading

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Fort Bliss honors veterans, awards Silver Star to its own young hero

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FORT BLISS — On a day Fort Bliss set aside to thank all veterans for their service, the installation shined the spotlight on one of its young heroes. Thursday, during the post’s annual Veterans Day ceremony, Sgt. Sean Landers, a … Continue reading

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Famous photo tells only small part of distinguished military career

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Loveland Police Community Service Officer John Gebhardt gained a certain amount of notice for a photograph taken seven years ago when he was stationed at Balad Air Base in Iraq, but his memory is full of images he believes exemplify … Continue reading

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WWII vet relates view of war from bombardier’s turret

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“How do I look for 81?” he’ll playfully ask a stranger shopping in one of his workplaces — McCaffrey’s in Newtown, Pa., or the Pennington Market, across the Delaware River. A hint of a boyish grin betrays his jovial fib. … Continue reading

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88-year-old vet survived scary times over Korea

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LEE, Mass. – Roy Andersen was determined to defend America from the air. During the height of World War II in 1942, the then 18-year-old had his heart set on becoming a Navy pilot. “I loved flying,” he said. “I thought … Continue reading

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For today’s veterans, service isn’t over post-uniform (column)

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I fought in Afghanistan. When people learn of my military service, I get a variety of comments — none more common than “Thank you for your service. ” My response sometimes surprises people. I look them in the eye and … Continue reading

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Veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam still ‘serving his country’

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Frank Geisel, a veteran of three wars, is proof the word “retirement” can be so subjective. “Retired” from the U.S. Army after 37 years, and “retired” from an 11-year job with Lockheed at White Sands Test … Continue reading

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Connecticut town to give students ‘living history’ experience on Veterans Day

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CHESHIRE — The community’s annual Veterans Day observance, which has traditionally been held on the Town Green, is moving to a new location this year and is taking on a new format. This year’s Nov. 11th observance is being moved … Continue reading

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Senate confirms Birmingham is first home of Veterans Day

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Birmingham has long claimed to have the nation’s oldest celebration of Veterans Day. Continue reading

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