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Military & Veterans News Cover Story: History of Veterans Day At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, nations around the world celebrated the silencing of the guns of World War I, which was referred to at that time as the Great War. After a devastatingly, bitter four-year war, an armistice was signed with the Imperial German Army. A year later our nation observed the first Armistice Day with parades, speeches and ceremonies in remembrance of the sacrifices that were made by the men and women who served our country during the war.
Military & Veterans News Vet News: Vietnam Veteran Launches 'The Vietnam Files' Web Site EUREKA, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vietnam Files Web site  arose out of David Prendergast’s desire to put crucial documents into the hands of those across the United States who need them most. For more than 30 years, Prendergast has been assisting Marines by obtaining Vietnam unit documents. But the process was cumbersome, time-consuming, and generally incomplete. "You’d get what the officials thought you wanted, and you’d often have to go back three or four times," Prendergast says. "People were willing to assist, but the documentation was the weak point, and Veterans on the street can’t wait years for critical documentation."
Eagle Flag Military & Veterans News Cover Story: History Channel to Air 'A Veterans Story' Films When John Kormann’s children and grandchildren gathered in front of the TV to watch a video one recent evening, they thought of Kormann as "Dad" and "Gramps." Forty minutes later, their eyes brimming with tears, they clustered about the veteran, reverently calling him "Hero." The video, "A Veteran’s Story -- John Kormann" was a personalized documentary of Kormann’s World War II service in what was then the 17th Airborne Division.
James Webb Veterans Advantage Awards TopVet: James Webb James Webb, whose distinguished career has swung between government service and writing, hails from a family with a strong citizen-soldier military tradition. Family members have served during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. Mr. Webb’s father was a career Air Force officer who flew B-17s and B-29s during World War Two, cargo planes during the Berlin Airlift, and was a pioneer in the United States missile program.
LT. General Martin R. Steele Veterans Advantage Awards HeroVet Lt. Gen. Martin Steele (USMC, ret’d) Instilling Tradition, from the Corps to the Intrepid In August 1966, he was a 19-year-old corporal, a college dropout who had enlisted in the Marines. Following a tour as a machine gunner as the nasty little conflict in Vietnam was escalating into a war, he had just returned to stateside service. Assigned to Quantico, where he would be Commanding General more than a quarter of a century later, Marty Steele met Karl Taylor.

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