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Colonel Kenneth G. Carlson graduated the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1966, launching a twenty-six year career in the Army. Among his honors...
Written by Todd DePastino Folks old enough to remember Desert Shield and Storm will recall that when the war started, yellow ribbons sprouted like daffodils...
South-facing elevation of the memorial (The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial) Written by Todd DePastino Ground broke this summer for a National Desert...
Sixty years ago, a U–2 spy plane spotted Intermediate Range and Medium Range Ballistic Missiles on Cuba, triggering an international crisis that brought the world...
Bataan Death March Survivor Paul Kerchum
Survivor of the Bataan Death March Remembers Anyone who has joined us on VBC Happy Hour knows Henry Schoepke, our much-loved teenager from Wisconsin. Henry...
Patriot missiles launched after Iraqi Scud missile over Tel Aviv
Scud missiles riveted the attention of cable news outlets during Operation Desert Storm in early 1991 when Iraq launched 88 of these notoriously inaccurate and...
Michael P. Mauer served as an Army photojournalist during Operation Desert Storm, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service by Gen....
Air Force Trailblazer Sandra Ortega
Air Force Trailblazer, Sandra Ortega The word “ebullient” comes to mind when I think of Dr. Sandra Ortega, an Air Force veteran who joined our...
Three Servicemen Statue at Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Infantry 351, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons The other day, Jim Knotts, President and CEO of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, ran across our video...
Thank a Veteran! Do you know a veteran in the Pittsburgh area who is making a difference in the community? Nominations are now open for...
October 22, 1962 started out like a normal day aboard the USS Canberra (CAG-2), an old heavy cruiser in port at Norfolk. But then word...
The little-known SS Mayaguez Incident of 1975 was the last act of the Vietnam War. Coming two weeks after the Fall of Saigon, the armed...