America’s Oldest World War II Veteran Receives Flyover for 111th Birthday

Happy 111th Birthday to Mr. Lawrence Brooks of New Orleans, LA! While we weren’t able to have our usual birthday party at the Museum this year, we were able to host a socially distanced celebration that he could view safely from his porch. pic.twitter.com/DyzyWc0oCw

Veterans Advocate Says Trump Has ‘No Integrity’ and ‘No Honor’

“He’s a disgusting human being. He has no integrity, he has no honor, he has no respect. He has no respect for anyone or anything,” Paul Rieckhoff, a veteran of the Iraq War who founded the non-profit Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in 2004, said during an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday. “He’s a […]

In Veteran’s Group Ad, WWII Survivor Condemns Trump and His GOP Allies, Says Troops ‘Are Not Losers’

McCain spent two of his years there in solitary confinement. Suffering from heat, dysentery and malnutrition, McCain was repeatedly tied up and beaten two or three times a week for refusing to sign statements against the United States. He also refused to an early release unless the prisoners captured before him were released first.

A World War II veteran will get his final wish to have Juicy Fruit-themed casket

Oakey received a contact to the company’s president from a community member and within a few days he received a call from the vice president granting permission to use the logo. The company’s president also reached out a week later saying he would not only be proud to have the Juicy Fruit logo on casket, […]

America’s oldest World War II veteran celebrates his 111th birthday

“It is such an honor to have the oldest living US veteran of World War II living so close to our institution, and it was meaningful for us to continue to celebrate Lawrence Brooks and his incredible life in a safe manner this year,” said Amber Mitchell, assistant director of public engagement in a news […]

Army’s most senior officer rejects Donald Trump’s claim that generals pursue war to enrich defense firms saying troops are ONLY sent to fight as ‘a last resort’

Most of the military budget goes nowhere near the ‘industrial’ part of the complex, with the majority spent on pay and benefits, including veterans affairs, reflecting the cost both of professional armed forces and the ongoing care of those who served in earlier eras of mass mobilization and the most recent post-2001 conflicts. 

End of an empire: American veteran’s unearthed scrapbook reveals secret photographs of a Japanese officer handing over his sword during World War II surrender ceremony

Dave Reyes first stumbled across the black-and-white images in a scrapbook when he was seven years old and his father Filbert Reyes, who was a U.S. Navy sailor on a destroyer that was part of the U.S.S. Missouri battleship group, revealed how he took the snaps despite a ban.

Army veteran, 33, shoots himself dead in Facebook live-stream despite friends’ desperate attempts to reach him and stop the tragedy

Josh Steen, a friend and co-host of a podcast with McNutt, told Heavy: ’He didn’t seem to be the same guy that left for Iraq once he exited the service. I spent many a late night in our studio, via text message, and in person talking with him about life and his struggles.

Fox News Judge Says He Believes Trump Called Veterans ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’ Because He Knows Him as ‘a Friend’

“I have been a friend of Donald Trump since 1987 through the New Jersey legal community in which his sister and I were active as judges. Trump and I have also known each other through my on-air television work at Fox News. Trump enjoys a personal familiarity with many of my Fox colleagues and me,” […]

On 9/11, Remember the Veterans Who Stood to Defend America | Opinion

It is that group of Americans that we serve every day at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Our mission was inspired by President Abraham Lincoln, who called on America to “care for him who have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” Today, of course, that includes the great women of our […]