Tag Archives: World War II

Navy Vice Adm. Terry J. Benedict, director of the Naval Strategic Systems, briefs Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. JoeDunford, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., May 20, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

Would you like to know what life on a ballistic missile submarine is like?
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Maarten Vossen places flowers at the grave of his adopted soldier, U.S. Army Pfc. James Wickline, at Margraten American Cemetery in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of West Virginia Veterans Memorial

It’s not easy to recreate the life of someone who died decades before you were born, but for one Dutchman, honoring a U.S. soldier from WWII has been his mission.
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Holocaust survivor Henry Greenbaum, who was born in Starachowice, Poland, in 1928, volunteers much of his free time telling his story and educating the masses on the atrocities of the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard

As we commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day, one survivor recalls how the U.S. military and the hope for a better future in America helped him survive.
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Veteran Ezra Hill Sr. smiles as he talks about his life and service in the Army during World War II. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Luther Washington

The hardships of WWII were a struggle for all, but for black service members, they faced an extra hurdle – segregation. During Black History Month, one former WWII soldier shares his stories.
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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier salute during the commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 29, 2016. The Joseph Napier is the 15th fast response cutter to be commissioned. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney)

Happy Birthday, Coast Guard Reserve! Celebrating 75 years of enforcing maritime law and protecting the U.S.
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