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WWII Veteran searches for stolen Medal of Honor

In 1945 Arthur J. Jackson took out 12 bunkers and killed almost 50 soldiers during a battle in the South Pacific. His feat earned a Medal of Honor which he left on his bed before going out for an evening. When he returned, however, it was gone, and now 70

Injured war veterans help with archaeological digs

Operation Nightingale is an army project in Wales which takes injured war veterans and rehabilitates them through work on archaeological digs. Soldiers, some of whom have suffered double amputations, gunshot wounds, explosions while in vehicles and burns, worked on the site digging trenches and revealing the walls of a Roman building. The

Last surviving British WWI veteran passes away

The last surviving British veteran of the first world war has died aged 110. Mrs Green passed away in her sleep at a care home in Norfolk just two weeks before her 111th birthday. The great-grandmother signed up to the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) 93 years ago in September 1918, when

POWs revisit Great Escape tunnels

Two WWII veterans who took place in the Great Escape have gone back to see the tunnels they helped construct. Standing at the entrance to the 111-yard shaft, on the site of the notorious Stalag Luft III camp in Poland, widower Gordie’s eyes filled with tears. The former radio operator said: “It

Military veterans working on archaeological project

A group of U.S. military veterans are working on a project to sort through a massive government collection of Native American artifacts. The collection dates to the 1930s, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building dozens of locks, dams and reservoirs, and the ground beneath them was excavated for archaeological treasures. In

Last surviving U.S. WWI veteran testifies for memorial

The last U.S. veteran of World War I is hoping he will live to see the day when there is a memorial on the National Mall honouring the American soldiers who fought in World War I. Buckles, the last surviving U.S. veteran of the war that ended in 1918, came to

Atomic veteran recalls x-ray experience

During the late 1950s, some soldiers were exposed to nuclear blasts in the hope of hardening them to repeated radiation exposure. It was an awesome force. A nuclear bomb thrusts so much air away from its center that it creates a vacuum moments later that sucks wind back in until it

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