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Post museum honors vets, educates all

Post museum honors vets, educates all

A South Carolina post boasts thousands of artifacts dating back to Spanish-American War and uses them to teach students and others about military history.

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During his time as an Army photographer, Bill Jones documented the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the United States dropped atomic bombs on the cities to end World War II. (Photo by Lucas Carter)

The Power of Pictures

Bill Jones kept his photos of the atomic bombs’ aftermath a secret for nearly 50 years before sharing them with the world.

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Iwo Jima flag-raising commemoration still growing

Iwo Jima flag-raising commemoration still growing

Department of Arizona Post 84 Legionnaires have seen the annual event, which started in 1984, grow from a few onlookers to more than 2,000 attendees.

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Students follow the footsteps of World War II heroes

Students follow the footsteps of World War II heroes

National World War II Museum’s Normandy Academy offers learning and leadership experience for students, including visits to New Orleans and Normandy.

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Nisei Remembrance Day marked in Washington

Nisei Remembrance Day marked in Washington

Heroism of Japanese-American veterans in World War II was celebrated on Annual Day of Remembrance.

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Arizona post plans Iwo Jima event

Arizona post plans Iwo Jima event

Post 84 to host memorial and parade honoring local Marine who was among those who raised the flag on Iwo Jima.

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Dellinger recalls Abraham Lincoln’s vow

Dellinger recalls Abraham Lincoln’s vow

During his speech outside Lincoln’s tomb, Legion national commander calls on Congress to remember the 16th president’s vow to care for veterans.

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Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient befriends, assists young girl with limb disability

Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient befriends, assists young girl with limb disability

Vietnam veteran Gary Wetzel and his wife, Kathy’s, act of kindness would sprout a seemingly unlikely but deep friendship with a “boisterous” and “sassy” 4-year-old and her family.

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One decade, $700K of fundraising leads to unique monument

One decade, $700K of fundraising leads to unique monument

It would take $700,000 and more than a decade, but this idea would be realized several-fold.

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New Mexico museum traces military history

New Mexico museum traces military history

Albuquerque complex honors Buffalo Soldiers, Navajo Code Talkers, Vietnam casualties, Medal of Honor recipients and others.

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PNC Pedro honored by New York governor

PNC Pedro honored by New York governor

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directs that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff Jan. 16 in recognition of PNC Pedro, who passed away Jan. 10.

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A leader well beyond New York

A leader well beyond New York

Richard M. Pedro – who passed away Jan. 10 – served as Department of New York adjutant for 29 years, but his national presence was commanding.

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Past National Commander Pedro passes away

Past National Commander Pedro passes away

The longtime Department of New York adjutant had been a member of The American Legion for nearly 70 years.

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One brother recalls story of seven WWII vets from his family

One brother recalls story of seven WWII vets from his family

Richard Reuss was the youngest of his family to be drafted during World War II. He had five brothers and a brother-in-law who all had been taken before him.

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Pilot, bomber jacket reunited after 60 years

Pilot, bomber jacket reunited after 60 years

A history buff’s $17 purchase at a Goodwill store and some Internet research helped reconnect World War II veteran with his leather bomber jacket.

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Painting a tribute to veterans

Painting a tribute to veterans

SAL member and artist Mike Sekletar paints his second war mural, a rendition of ‘Reflections’ by artist Lee Teter.

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8th and I Marines gather to honor leader

8th and I Marines gather to honor leader

Retired Maj. William F. Lee was honored for his leadership.

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Air Force museum plans major expansion

Air Force museum plans major expansion

The project will add a 224,000-square-foot building that will open to the public in 2015.

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Legion says goodbye to war hero, baseball icon

Legion says goodbye to war hero, baseball icon

World War II veteran, MLB pitcher and former national Legion Baseball director Lou Brissie passes away.

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‘Different kinds of wars’

‘Different kinds of wars’

Retired Gen. David Petraeus ends World War II conference with a discussion of differences between war fighting then and war fighting now.

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Forgotten allies and lesser-known heroes

Forgotten allies and lesser-known heroes

Speakers at International World War II Conference pay respects to China, Australia and unsung problem solvers who carried out disconnected Allied strategies in 1943.

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When victory was in the balance

When victory was in the balance

Scholars examine 1943, a year of danger, death and disagreement in the Allied effort to win World War II.

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A nation solemnly remembers Kennedy

A nation solemnly remembers Kennedy

A crowd of 5,000 invited guests gather only steps away from where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated to honor his service.

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1943: Stalemate year of World War II

1943: Stalemate year of World War II

International conference examines the war’s pivotal year, lessons learned and allies forgotten.

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World War II conference streamed online

World War II conference streamed online

Top scholars join former CIA director in three-day examination of 1943, when victory hung in the balance.

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Legion leader mourning lost Marines

Legion leader mourning lost Marines

Four Marines killed during range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California.

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Student's letter helps WWII vet receive medals after 67 years

Student's letter helps WWII vet receive medals after 67 years

For Charles Mowbray, deciding to share his old battle tales cracked opened history for a group of precocious grade school children attempting to preserve veterans’ stories.

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Vet snaps shot with Marilyn Monroe in Korea

Vet snaps shot with Marilyn Monroe in Korea

Marilyn Monroe was in Korea as part of the USO entertainment during the Korean War.

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New York City parade salutes veterans

New York City parade salutes veterans

America’s Parade on Veterans Day featured Legion members marching together as a family for the first time.

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Women Vietnam veterans honored at The Wall

Women Vietnam veterans honored at The Wall

20th anniversary of the Vietnam Women's Memorial – and unusually pleasant weather – draws large Veterans Day crowd in Washington.

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