Veteran

REVIEW: My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers

My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers by author Charley Valera. iUniverse Publishing. A remarkable testament to the Greatest Generation. The majority of the WWII heroes have passed, and their stories are escaping us every day. Charley’s interviews and stories from the veterans resound with valor, heroism, and stories that almost did …

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Nathan G. Slater Interview

WATCH: Interview with WWII Veteran Nathan G. Slater serving in Normandy & Ardennes

Nathan G. Slater was born in December of 1924 to Aaron and Ella Jane Slater. He was the 5th of 10 children (7 boys, 3 girls). His father, Aaron, was a blaster and a water well driller. His mother, Ella, was a  home maker. Nathan and four of his brother (Kenny, Roy, Russell and Aaron) served in …

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Child Soldiers of the Vietnam War

From Boys to Men: Meet 2 Brave Young American Soldiers of the Vietnam War

In 1965 when the United States decided to join the Vietnam War it was supposedly to stop the rise of communism as perpetrated by North Vietnam. It is a war that many historians believe was one of the worst foreign-policy mistakes in the history of the United States of America and also turned out to …

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German captives walk past a disabled tank as they are led into captivity by U.S. troops, on Jan. 25, 1945, north of Foy, Belgium, in the final days of the Battle of the Bulge.

Veteran’s Day – Julian Sargentini, A ‘Bulgebuster’, Remembers

In 1944, now 91 year old Julian “Sarge” Sargentini was then part of the “Bulgebusters”. Here Sarge remembers the first time he experienced the horrors of war. Along with witnessing the death of many of his fellow friends he broke his pelvis after the explosion of a mine. When was your first taste of it? …

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President Barack Obama greets the nation’s oldest living veteran, Emma Didlake, in the Oval Office, July 17, 2015. (Credits: Pete Souza / White House)

Oldest Known U.S. Veteran, Emma Didlake, died at the age of 110

The nation’s oldest known living veteran, Emma Didlake, died Sunday August 16, 2015, at the age of 110. Just a few weeks earlier she had a meeting with the U.S. President Obama. “Emma Didlake served her country with distinction and honor, a true trailblazer for generations of Americans who have sacrificed so much for their …

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