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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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Peaches and Pound Cake

From Vietnam to Iraq, the human bond of combat duty is timeless.

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The Magi from Texas

On Christmas Eve 1943, three unexpected visitors brought peace to a war-torn Italian town.

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Valerie Tobias

How the military changed my life

Earlier this year, The American Legion Magazine asked readers to put pen to paper and explain how military service changed their lives.

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Missing in America

At funeral homes across the country, an unknown number of veterans’ ashes go unclaimed. Legionnaires are helping to give them proper burial and honors.

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The Last Doughboy

As the sole surviving American veteran of World War I, Frank Woodruff Buckles, 107, of Charles Town, W.Va., is the nation's last "doughboy," the only remaining soldier of 4 million men called by President Woodrow Wilson to fight against Germany in 1917.

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76 Hours of Hell

A recounting of the battle for Betio in the Pacific's Tarawa Atoll.

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Patriot Slave

After finding a little-known Revolutionary War hero in her family tree, a genealogical researcher wants to restore his legacy.

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A Salute to Military Fathers

From the children who have never stopped looking up to them.

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The table set for one

We call your attention to this small table, which occupies a place of dignity and honor near the head table. It is set for one, symbolizing the fact that members of our armed forces are missing from our ranks. They are referred to as POWs and MIAs. We call them comrades.

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Faces of Freedom

"Would I be worthy of their sacrifice?" That's the question Rebecca Pepin attempts to answer in her book "Faces of Freedom."

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