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By Todd DePastino Kristian Clayton on VBC Happy Hour in August 2022 Quick action and old Air Force training made youth football coach Kristian Clayton...
By Todd DePastino Japanese glass net floats Before he died in 2013, WWII veteran Jack Purcell attended VBC events and shared his remarkable story of...
By Laura Naylor Colbert Laura Naylor Colbert in Baghdad 2003 (Laura Naylor Colbert) Laura Naylor Colbert appeared on VBC Happy Hour back in June to...
By Todd DePastino Marine veteran Andy Nigut and former NVA soldier embrace at the DMZ Nothing prepared me for the emotional impact of our first...
Written by Bob MacPherson Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Two, Bob MacPherson, took umbrage with our VBC Magazine‘s article, “What Is a Warrant Officer?” “It...
Written by Beth Reuschel In Part 1, military records researcher Beth Reuschel explained how to use wartime letters to create a timeline of your veteran’s service...
Written by Bob Rabe Vietnam veteran Bob Rabe shares a beautiful Christmas moment from 1966.  It seems like yesterday, December 25, 1966. While on patrol with...
Written by Todd DePastino In 1942, the nation’s most popular entertainer took an obscure song from the year before and made it the best-selling record of...
Written by Jim McStay A B-52 flies over the beach at U-Tapao, ca. 1973 (Jim McStay) Navy P-3 Orion pilot Jim McStay recalls a long...
Written by Honors Leadership students at the Community College of Allegheny County CCAC Honors Students Jenna Beech and Bridget Sluka listen to veterans sharing stories at VBC...
Written by Shaun Hall Between Enlisted and regular Officers sits a strange thing called a “Warrant Officer.” Warrant Officers get saluted and are called “sir,”...
Written by Jim McStay An aerial view of Diego Garcia island, 2013 (USN) In 1973, Navy SeaBees on the tiny island of Diego Garcia faced...