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First Blood

Competition, controlledfears and a desperate craving for a shootdown put Eddie Rickenbacker on a path to become America’s “ace of aces.”

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The music of military service

Operation Encore blends the songwriting and playing talents of men and women who know the deeper meanings of service.

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What Louie Zamperini meant to Angelina Jolie

The American Legion Magazine interviewed Jolie via email about meeting her hero, Louie Zamperini.

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Valor was everywhere

Ryan Pitts distinguished himself on the battlefield and in the heart of a young boy fighting for his life.

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I Am The American Legion - Bill Czmyr

"Veterans need a place to live."

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The Man who was Unbroken

Louis Zamperini was many things in his lifetime, not the least of which was inspirational.

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The Oak Ridge Boys

Singer Joe Bonsall explains why the quartet, now allied with The American Legion, continues to delight audiences.

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America's Most Beloved Veterans

As voted by American Legion media audience members

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The Bakken Boom

Young veterans are flocking to the North Dakota oil patch for jobs – and employers want more.

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As stewards of the Legion’s future

The American Legion is very much alive, vital and relevant – the largest, strongest and most influential voice for veterans, regardless of war era, in this nation. 

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I Am The American Legion - John P. "Sean" Powers

“Knowing that we're doing good is going to keep me (active in the Legion) forever. That's what it's all about.”

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Gold Star son honored for paying it forward

The kindness of a 9-year-old Myles Eckert has touched America's heart.

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It really is a system worth saving

Scrapping VA will not help veterans, but The American Legion is resolved to help fix our healthcare system.

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I Am The American Legion: Bob Mastronicola

Painesville, Ohio Legionnaire Bob Mastronicola uses his role as Director of Veterans Education at Lake Erie College to help veterans successfully transition to civilian life.

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Last of the Code Talkers

In his final interview, World War II Marine Chester Nez reflected on his place in history.

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Serve those who served

Fisher House CEO calls his foundation’s mission ‘beautiful in its simplicity.’

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Antique tractor owners raise funds for OCW

Farmers who drove antique tractors in the third annual Tractor Relay Across Nebraska, donated the funds raised along the way to Operation Comfort Warriors.

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‘They are my heroes’


The remaining three dozen survivors of the USS Indianapolis disaster recall in vivid detail their nearly five days in the oil-soaked, shark-infested ocean. 

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Legionnaire keeps Old Glory flying

Robert Stone of Las Vegas raises the Legion’s visibility in his community by recognizing patriotism.

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VA’s Series of Unfortunate Events

Preventable deaths, falsified records, billion-dollar cost overruns, a burgeoning claims backlog and bonuses for those responsible lead The American Legion to its tipping point.

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Chronology of the VA Crisis

The VA scandal as it unfolded.

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The measure of American Legion impact

When it comes to getting the job done, membership matters.

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I Am The American Legion: Patricia Jackson-Kelley

Retired Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson Kelley, former Greater Los Angeles VA women veteran's coordinator and Jackie Robinson Post 252 member has a passion for assisting women veterans and a love for the members of The American Legion who have inspired her along the way.

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Riding with the Cavalry

At the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, Civil War enthusiasts gathered to re-enact a pivotal episode in U.S. military history.

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The Meaning of Normandy

Remembrance is all that matters to the people of tiny Hemevez.

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‘We are not giving up on him’

 A Colorado community and The American Legion rally around the family of an Army veteran lost in last year’s historic floods.

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I Am The American Legion: Richard Brown

It’s so rewarding giving back to the community, to my fellow veterans and seeing the positive changes that we make in The American Legion.”

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The flag’s meaning to our forefathers

"I do not believe that there is a single thing in our flag that does not stand for honor, justice and righteousness, and there will never come a time when there are not some people in America who will not be willing to stand by the flag"

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A Question of Power: The Robust Presidency

Contemporary challenges and a demanding public require a robust presidency.

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A Question of Power: The Imperial Presidency

The United States is at grave risk of embracing an imperial presidency.

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