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WWII aviator’s Purple Heart returning to Pa.

A Purple Heart given to a World War II aviator beheaded by Japanese forces in 1945 is back in the hands of the serviceman’s family after a ceremony in southeastern Pennsylvania. Gordon Yates’ 80-year-old sister, […]

11/09/2013

President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Swenson was being awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in a lengthy battle against the Taliban insurgents in the Ganjgal valley near the Pakistan border on Sept. 8, 2009, which claimed the lives of five Americans, 10 Afghan army troops and an interpreter. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Medal of Honor recipient asks to return to duty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Army captain who received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday has asked to return to active duty in the Army, a rare move by an officer who has lived to […]

10/15/2013

Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford describes one of his wounds from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, at his home in Lillington, N.C. on June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Fort Hood victims want shooting designated terror

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them […]

08/10/2013

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Combat vet to get Medal of Honor for Afghan fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will bestow the Medal of Honor on an Army staff sergeant for courageous action during a daylong firefight in Afghanistan. Ty Carter, a former Marine […]

07/26/2013

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Purple Heart found in Calif. returned to Texans

TYLER, Texas (AP) – A 1941 Pearl Harbor victim’s Purple Heart found along a California road has been returned to his East Texas family thanks to a teacher and his students.

03/27/2013

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Combat stress felt far from front lines

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AP) — They may never come face to face with a Taliban insurgent, never dodge a roadside bomb or take fire, but they still may be responsible for taking lives or putting their own colleagues in mortal danger.

03/11/2013

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