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Zero tolerance for military sexual assault

Zero tolerance for military sexual assault

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The Decline of Dustoff

Medal of Honor Huey pilot bemoans today’s medical air-evacuation process.

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Legionnaire receives Presidential Citizens Medal

Legionnaire receives Presidential Citizens Medal

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STARS, STRIPES AND SALES

World War II vet uses rewards program to help Iowa post grow with city.

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A Tale of Two Posts; POST 24

Post 24’s membership was stuck at about 500 and idling. Then, as the post-9/11 generation of veterans began to discover it, the historic American Legion post was transformed, adding more than 250 new members, mostly those who have served in the global war on terrorism. The key to the post’s growth and success, say Legionnaires of eras going back to World War II, is that the young members were not forced to wait long to lead.

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A Tale of Two Posts; POST 56

Post 56 had fallen to just 22 members. Its charter was in peril. There was no post home at the time, but there was money in the bank from a property sale. That money could have been turned in with the charter. Instead, the few Legionnaires on the roster came up with a different plan. They bought a new building, pooled their talents, remodeled the building, devised a new leadership model and since then have watched the post thrive.

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The Battle of Graignes

One of the most significant moments in D-Day history is largely left in the memory of an isolated village surrounded by swamps.

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I Am The American Legion- Lowry A. Finley-Jackson

“I love the Legion. I believe in the mission of the organization and what it does for veterans. Why not be a part of that?”

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‘How did we get such good men?’

The American infantry in Vietnam

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A moment of closure

A moment of closure

Thirteen who lost their lives in final operation of the Vietnam War finally laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Monument Man

Want to build a memorial but don’t know where to start? Ask Marine Corps vet Michael L. Emerson, who’s become an expert.

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The Gift of Arms

After 22 surgeries and years of waiting for the right donor, Iraq veteran Brendan Marrocco is celebrating a successful bilateral transplant.

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Vietnam's Combat Trackers

They chased an elusive enemy into the jungles. They gathered intelligence. They retrieved missing U.S. soldiers and pilots. Once one of the war’s best-kept secrets, these elite Army teams are proud of their legacy.

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USS Monitor sailors buried at Arlington

Exactly 151 years after America's first ironclad proved itself in battle, two of its crewmen were laid to rest.

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I Am the American Legion - Paul E. Galanti

I Am the American Legion - Paul E. Galanti

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The importance of remembrance

The importance of remembrance

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The Battle for COP Keating

The Battle for COP Keating

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I Am the American Legion - Mary E. Lepley

I Am the American Legion - Mary E. Lepley

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On the edge of Bataan

History

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The Air War in Vietnam

Built for jet-powered nuclear retaliation, Air Force and Navy aviation underwent an extreme makeover and emerged far better equipped to fight from the skies.

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The Vietnam War in Nelson DeMille

PART 4: SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT

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The Vietnam War in Nelson DeMille

PART 3: COMING HOME AND GOING BACK

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The Vietnam War in Nelson DeMille

PART 2: IN COUNTRY 

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The Vietnam War in Nelson DeMille

The best-selling author and American Legion member reflects on the combat experience that led him to a life of writing.

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The Will to Drill

If the United States embraces its own petroleum reserves, North America could become the new Middle East.

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The Mysteries of Tonkin Gulf

Declassified documents, other records reveal inconsistencies in the sequence of events leading to U.S. entry in the Vietnam War.

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I Am the American Legion

Horacio “James” Baca

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Against all odds

In the Jim Crow South, John Stokes led a strike that helped bring about an end to segregation.

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View of the revolver that Frank Kowalski had to purchase, and get a permit for during his time serving in Vietnam before the official start of the war.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker)

‘I had to go to the library to look it up’

In the mid-’50s, Frank Kowalski and hundreds of other soldiers were ordered to a largely unheard-of country called Vietnam.

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Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Legacy

A legislative victory for Marine Corps families exposed to contaminated water won’t end one father’s quest for answers.

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