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Written by Todd DePastino The United States Coast Guard celebrates August 4 as its birthday. On that day in 1790, the very first United States...
Written by James Matsuoka In addition to our storytelling programs, the Veterans Breakfast Club also organizes veteran-related travel experiences, from day-trips to nearby museums, bases,...
written by Nadia Rupniak, PhD As the child of a WWII veteran, I was undoubtedly exposed to his combat trauma and presumably this may have...
Written by Todd DePastino The VBC returned from its trip to Karlovac, Croatia, to meet with veterans of the Croatian War of Independence, 1991-1995, and...
Written by Lee Kikel James M. Gavin (National Archives) VBC member Lee Kikel wrote a book, Perseverance: One Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Poland to America,...
Written by Todd DePastino VBC members Becky Nyren and Andy Nigut, with USAF EOD veteran Charlie Warner III, present a wreath in memory of the...
Tom Pennie in Vietnam Written by Tom Pennie Steve Hecht teaches writing at LaRoche University in Pittsburgh. Last fall, he had Vietnam veteran Tom Pennie...
Written by 1st Sgt. Thomas J. Korenich, 1st Infantry Division, World War II Carole Popchock sent me this moving tribute written by her father, Thomas...
Written by Bill Bonnamy Bill Bonnamy travels the footsteps of the 319th Glider Field Artillery of the 82nd Airborne Division, in which he father, William,...
Written by Todd DePastino At our recent event at Grist House Brewing, Vietnam Air Force veteran Larry Woods showed me an unusual commemorative coin about...
Written by Todd DePastino I’m convinced that Navy jargon exists mainly to befuddle the rest of us. But our main seafaring branch of service can’t...
Written by Ben D. Martin In 2022, I wrote a post arguing that we should celebrate Independence Day on July 2nd, since that’s when the...