As the battle for the T-Bone Hill area began in North Korea, former Staff Sgt. Patrick “King” Sbarra, who served as a combat medic/rifleman helped a wounded soldier move to..
I enlisted into the U.S. Navy on my 17th birthday. I was sworn in at Columbus, Ohio, and received my recruit training at Great Lakes, Ill. The war in Korea heated..
I was born in Maynard, Iowa, and graduated from Maynard High School. I enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 13, 1943, at Camp Dodge in Iowa. My boot camp..
I was born in Waukon, Iowa, and graduated from high school in my hometown of Lansing, Iowa. After completing air conditioning school in Eau Claire, Wisc., I enlisted in the..
By William Sabel I was instrumental in introducing watermelons to the natives on a lonely South Pacific island during World War II. My mission was to..
July 27 is a day when there will be no parades, no picnics, no speeches and no flags displayed. But to a very special group of people who served and..
As an aerial photo interpreter with the Army Air Corps, we had been photographing southern France for weeks, so we had known what was coming when we were ordered to..
Nearly seven decades after James Van Splunder decided to join the Merchant Marines rather than be drafted by the Army, he journeyed from his home in Holland, N.Y., to Washington,..
When Navy SEALs took down Osama bin Laden, Ernest G. Sealo, a former servicemember in the Army was reminded of his time as a substitute Navy Frogman, which the SEALs..
When Bill Angle was flicking through the newspaper after his wife’s death, he was surprised to notice one obituary: his high school sweetheart’s husband. After steeling his nerves for two days,..
Lt. Col. David Kramer was born in Moline, Ill. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, and proceeded to Fort Rucker..
After my six weeks training at Hunter College in Bronx, N.Y., I was assigned to U.S. Navy Communications in Washington, D.C., through WAVES. I worked alongside the reflection pool near..
Memorial Day 2013 Those who gave us this day are gone. They rest forever since that day the honor guard fired the rifles and the bugler blew taps over them. Those..
My family has a long history of service. My grandfather served in the Civil War, one of his sons served in World War I and my father, Francis Coyne, was..
I was a young FMF Navy Hospital Corpsman assigned to the 1/9 C in 1981 and transferred to the 1/3 A. And I proudly served. I was told by my..
Landed at Ben Hua. Dispersed from Long Bien. Helicopter to Phu Loi. Fixed engines, helped at a Vietnamese school, stood a lot of guard duty, rode in a lot of..
Best years serving my country. After electrician "A" school to my duty station on News. I don't regret one minute of service and I would do it again. It was..
I saw my first Minuteman missiles when I was stationed at F.E. Warren. After less than a year, I was reassigned and found myself loading up B-52D bombers and KC-135..
Growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, you learn early on that freedom is not free. Being part of a family that has served their country with distinction all..
I think we all remember the day we raised our right hand and took our oath. After turning 18, I enlisted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 20, 1975 and..