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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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PART 4: SOMETHING TO WRITE ABOUT
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PART 3: COMING HOME AND GOING BACK
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PART 2: IN COUNTRY
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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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Horacio “James” Baca
If the United States embraces its own petroleum reserves, North America could become the new Middle East.
Declassified documents, other records reveal inconsistencies in the sequence of events leading to U.S. entry in the Vietnam War.
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In the Jim Crow South, John Stokes led a strike that helped bring about an end to segregation.
In the mid-’50s, Frank Kowalski and hundreds of other soldiers were ordered to a largely unheard-of country called Vietnam.
A legislative victory for Marine Corps families exposed to contaminated water won’t end one father’s quest for answers.
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Today’s partisan rancor is nothing new. But it’s getting worse, as seen on the campaign trail, talk shows and the Internet. How do we bury the hatchet?
New leadership, higher standards and military technology are helping to restore the reputation of America’s most hallowed cemetery.
Interpretation evolves about America's most controversial war.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Frank Curre died on the attack’s 70th anniversary.
Trained by U.S. forces, West Africans fight to keep terrorism from creeping in.
How competitive shooting at an American Legion post gave a teenager the confidence to achieve his dreams.
USAA CEO Joe Robles shares the organization’s recipe for success during tough economic times and how its relationship with The American Legion helps. Since January 2011, USAA has been the Legion’s preferred provider of financial services.
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Born into political and artistic controversy, the Wall has become an enduring symbol of the Vietnam generation’s service and sacrifice.
On the occasion of Taps’ 150th anniversary, the origin of America’s most recognizable bugle call is sounded by the song’s top expert.
Running for his second and final term as U.S. president, Barack Obama believes that greater investment in education, science and infrastructure is the prescription for America’s economic recovery.
Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, has a competing vision. He vows to massively reduce spending without cutting the military budget.
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On the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the men who served as America’s shield reflect on how close the world came to nuclear war.
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