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Warrior Canine Connection names puppies after WWII vets

Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans. The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. They were born to Skye on June 24. Some of the...
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100,000 cards for 100-year-old Texas World War II veteran

World War II veteran James South had a simple wish for his 100th birthday on Oct. 7. He wanted 100 cards and put out a plea on Facebook asking for the greetings. What he got was nearly 100,000 cards , according to the VA North Texas Health Care System. South, a World War II veteran who took part in...
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Fallen soldier included in daughter's senior photos

Julia Yllescas has never doubted that her dad has always been with her. But now she, and the whole world can see it, thanks to help from photographer and military spouse Susanne Beckmann. Beckmann, of Snapshots by Suz has been photographing Nebraska teen Yllescas since she was 9 years old and...
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Tom Cruise drops "Top Gun: Maverick" trailer at Comic-Con

Maverick's back and he hasn't lost his need for speed. The trailer for "Top Gun: Maverick" dropped Thursday at Comic-Con in San Diego and here it is: Video of TOP GUN 2: Maverick Trailer (2020) Tom Cruise returns 33 years after the original "Top Gun" as Navy pilot Capt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell,...
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Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin punches moon landing denier in the face

As a former fighter pilot, an MIT grad and one of the first human beings to ever walk on the moon, we didn't think legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin could get any cooler. But after watching the video of him punching a heckler in the face, we have a whole new kind of love and admiration for him. Video...
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History, respect and undies: Things we should know about our flag

Stars and Stripes, The Star Spangled Banner and Old Glory- today we celebrate it. In honor of the flag that's survived combat, inspired songs, created national debates around the president and the NFL and even been planted in outer space, we bring you some facts all Americans should know about our...
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Fallen Heroes Memorial transforms dog tags of the fallen into a traveling American flag

A 28-foot wide American flag that is comprised entirely of the dog tags of fallen service members is traveling the country to "raise awareness of the sacrifice paid by our nation's heroes." According to Veterans & Athletes United, the group behind the Fallen Heroes Memorial, it symbolizes the...
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Trump awards Staff Sgt David Bellavia the Medal of Honor

"Were it not for David Bellavia I would not be sitting here today. We couldn't get out. Couldn't do anything. We were stuck there. I asked David to help me out and he did that. He put himself in line of that fire and laid down a base of fire, overwhelmed the enemy long enough for me to get myself...
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15 years after Staff Sgt David Bellavia killed a house of insurgents saving his squad, soldier receives Medal of Honor

"Were it not for David Bellavia I would not be sitting here today. We couldn't get out. Couldn't do anything. We were stuck there. I asked David to help me out and he did that. He put himself in line of that fire and laid down a base of fire, overwhelmed the enemy long enough for me to get myself...
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Celebrating the American Flag on 4th of July

With the 4th of July just days away, there's no shortage of the Stars and Stripes wherever you look. But Old Glory has been making headlines all year -- did you catch these stories? Long may she wave Old Glory is flying high once again in a private residential community in Henrico County Virginia,...
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