Veterans Day Special Selection

Veterans Day Special Selection

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The Wall That Heals, a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. in 19…

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The surprise first came during a conversation in 1981. I was visiting Mary Ravener, my paternal grandmother, not long after being commissioned…

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Steve Tweedy was a student at Murray State University in Kentucky when he decided to join the military after graduation. He didn’t care which …

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Phillip “Phil” Budd has always been surrounded by family members who served in the military, mainly the Navy. 

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After Dwight Coffee graduated from Franklin High School in 1973, he found a job at the Central State Mental Institute, but after a year, he de…

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Soon after Spencer Davis married his high school sweetheart, Martha, his older brother advised him to join a reserve unit or face being drafte…

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Joe Diaz was inspired to join the Navy when he heard the story of the five Sullivan brothers, who all served and died after the USS Juneau, a …

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As a child growing up near the Charleston Naval Base in South Carolina, Naval Captain Dana McLendon (ret.) could hear the morning bugle’s reve…

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Like many young men during the 1950s and 1960s, Herman Statum enlisted in the ROTC program at Middle Tennessee State College (now university) …

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Although his father was a Navy Seabee at Guadalcanal during World War II, that wasn’t Richard Schonfeld’s first choice when he decided to join…

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While growing up, Raymond Spears listened to his favorite uncle talk about his service in the Marine Corps. 

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Thanks to men like Platoon Sgt. Bob Schreiber, every possible means was made during the Vietnam War to recover the bodies of deceased brothers…

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Since his high school graduation, Gino Fantoni has lived a life of service. 

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During his childhood, Jim Sobery was fascinated by the stories his parents told about their military service during World War II. His mother s…

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