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A Place to Call Home

Institutional children's homes have nearly vanished across America, but not in Ponca City, Okla., where The American Legion still fulfills an oath made long ago.

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The Strongest Generation

Army Vice Chief Gen. Richard Cody says that never before have so few Americans bravely protected so many.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Signature Wound of the War

"People think this is new. It's not. Go back to World War I. Same kind of discussion back then. We need to figure this out. VA and DoD are going to work very closely on this. There is tremendous synergy on this." - Dr. James B. Peake, secretary of VA, in a recent interview with The American Legion Magazine

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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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Helmets To Hardhats

For young veterans launching their careers, a national program turns military experience into civilian certification and acceptance.

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TBI: 'Better and better and better.'

IED-wounded veteran defies the odds in his battle with TBI.

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No cold pills in Iraq

The following words came from an e-mail sent by Army Pfc. Troy Ruffin (right) on July 4, 2007. A combat medic with the Third Infantry Division, Ruffin recently returned from deployment in Iraq.

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A Long-Term Commitment

What the people of Afghanistan need from America.

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TBI: Coming to

Veteran doctor revives patients from comas thought to be permanent.

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River Runner

World War II glider pilot still shoots the whitewater at 91.

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