A local World War II veteran has dedicated his life’s work to getting his former sergeant from the Battle of Iwo Jima recognized for saving his life during the war.
Like so many teenagers in the ‘60s, Don Bowers went to Vietnam.
Veterans Day is a time to pay respect to those who have served our country, both in the past and presently.
Veterans will have the opportunity to pick up some free meals around the area today.
After giving their all for their country, veterans often come home to applause and thank yous – and unemployment.
Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.
Suited up in his white shop apron, tinted goggles, heat resistant gloves and earplugs, Konrad Gleissner switches on an industrial lathe and fires up his blow torch, producing a loud “pop!”
Corporal Brian Aft and Buckshot, his bomb-sniffing dog, were in line to jump an irrigation ditch near Kajaki, Afghanistan, an area known for being littered with roadside bombs. The explosion lifted Aft and Buckshot into the air. Both survived, but Aft’s legs would have to be amputated almost to the hip.
From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
The 95th Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh gave many people an opportunity to say thank you to the men and women who have served their country in peacetime and in war.
The tour bus always goes quiet as the granite pillars and archways come into view along 17th Street in Washington D.C. An announcement from the tour guide breaks the silence and tells the old soldiers on board what they already know: They’ve arrived at the National World War II Memorial.
Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.
Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
Pittsburgh has topped lists as one of the best places to live for several years – and it turns out it’s no different for veterans.
Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch was in Fayette County today where she and other local veterans were honored.