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.

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

The White House, as well as multiple current and former Trump administration officials, have dismissed the reporting by The Atlantic, which relied on anonymous sources, as “false.” But critics of the president pointed out that some of the remarks attributed to the president aligned with previous public statements he had made.

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’

‘I didn’t hear either of those comments or anything even resembling them,’ Bolton told Fox News. ‘I was there at the point in time that morning when it was decided that he would not go Aisne-Marne cemetery … It was entirely a weather-related decision, and I thought the proper thing to do.

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’

“Donald Trump is unfiltered. He often says what first comes to his mind without thinking of the likely consequences—including the hurt—his words could produce. And he believes he can repair any hurt with more words,” the former judge said. Napolitano went on to say that he personally believed that the president had made the disparaging […]

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

We should remember those soldiers who eliminated overseas threats to America, and thank President Donald Trump for ensuring our military forces are a strong deterrent to future threats. It’s our privilege at VA to serve the newest generation of American soldiers who are carrying the torch that was lit on the revolutionary fields so long […]