Sailor has a Story
Maybe you remember
the landing at Normandy. Or storming Berlin in 1945. Maybe you
served in the jungles of Vietnam, the rocky hills of Afghanistan
or the city streets of Baghdad. Wherever you've answered the
call of duty, now there's one place you can
share your story.
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Navy Log is home to thousands of names, photographs and
stories from the brave men
and women who have served in the U.S. Sea Services. If you are a
former or current Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Merchant
Marine service person, then your
name and your story belong in the Navy Log.
We remember each one, such good men.
article is provided by Terry L. Garlock. We all
know Memorial Day is more than barbeque and pool openings.
It is a time to remember. In 2001 I wrote a column for the
Atlanta Journal Constitution for Memorial Day, here it is below.
I can't take much credit, the insights came from Joe Galloway.
But maybe it's worth another read as Memorial Day
approaches. Terry L. Garlock
Honors Nation's War Dead in Radio Address
President Bush pays tribute to the nation's war dead as America
observes the Memorial Day weekend at the dedication ceremony for
World War II Memorial
memorial's announcement stone reads, "Here in the presence
of Washington and Lincoln, one the 18th century father and the
other the 19th century preserver of our nation, we
honor those 20th century Americans...
LONG MARCH OF BOB SLAUGHTER
the war was old-fashioned, anything but dull
The Roanoke Times
I was really keyed up and so were my buddies, and we went
around. I know I took my General Eisenhower message that was
issued to all of us, and I got autographs of all my buddies and
everybody I could get to autograph it. As our teams were called,
we assembled on the landing craft and were lowered into the
water, and it was tremendously rough and the spray from the sea
was cold, and it came over the sides of the landing craft and
nearly everybody got soaked. We were taking water from the rough
sea over the bow, and we were bailing to try to keep
Anniversary of the Korean War
tribute to this anniversary, the ROK Government is planning a
variety of events to honor the Allied Forces war veterans from
all over the world, as well as from Korea. The commemoration is
to promote friendship and goodwill among the Korean allies, who
generously demonstrated their commitment to world peace and
freedom by sending their troops to Korea
50 years ago.
commemoration will ran from June 25, 2000 to July 27, 2003.
These dates marked the 50th anniversaries of the outbreak of
the war and the signing of the Armistice Agreement ending the
conflict. Fifty-two commemorative events, including the 50th
Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony, were held in conjunction
with various domestic and foreign commemorative functions
A soldier's recount of the early
Documents Released to Russians
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Jerry
D. Jennings concluded a series of key meetings with Russian
officials in Moscow. Jennings is the Department of Defense
official responsible for policy oversight of the worldwide
mission of accounting for America’s POWs and MIAs.
Jerry D. Jennings passed to the granddaughter of Soviet dictator
Joseph Stalin important documents clarifying the fate of her
father, Senior Lieutenant Yakov Iosifovich Dzhugashvili, eldest
son of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin... More
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"Is life so dear, or peace so
sweet, as to be purchased at the price of
chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"
Patrick Henry, 1775
The Brothers of Nam wish to declare May 1ST, beginning in
2003, as Vietnam Veteran Recognition Day. Our intent is to
have a day to honor all Vietnam Veterans for their service
to our country. We would like "Welcome Home" to be
the slogan for this celebratory day. We feel that a day of
this kind is long over due and would like others to join our
cause by signing this petition. Please show your support of
these neglected heroes by giving them the homecoming they
deserved long ago.
Sign our petition today at http://www.petitiononline.com/mayday/petition.html
A Tribute to the Fist Black
Marines in WWII
T/SGT JAMES E STEWART SR.
My father was one of the first black Marines. I was born at Montford Point.
This is a story that needs to get out. There were black Marines fighting in WWII
on all the famous islands.
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The American Legion was
chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help,
war-time veterans organization. A community-service
organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men
and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
American Retirees Association (ARA) is comprised of active,
reserve and retired members of the Uniformed Services, male
and female, across the United States. It was founded in 1984
for the exclusive purpose of addressing inequities in the
Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA),
Public Law 97-252 (Title 10 USC 1408).
"The decoration known as the Purple
Heart (authorized to be awarded pursuant to Executive
Order 11016) may only be awarded to a person who is a
member of the armed forces at the time the person is
killed or wounded under circumstances otherwise qualifying
that person for award of the Purple Heart.".
As TREA grows in membership
and stature, our voices grow louder in Washington, DC. The
larger our numbers, the more we can accomplish in safeguarding
the promised benefits we earned while serving our country.
"FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS OF
A FORGOTTEN VICTORY
FORGOTTEN NO MORE!"
AMVETS was born in the
midst of war, for it was in August 1943, with victory still
two years away, that a new organization, later to be known as
American Veterans of World War II, had its beginning.
Formed in 1920 and chartered by
Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice
of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong,
insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million
disabled veterans, their families and survivors.
Organized in 1896 from Jewish
Civil War Veterans, is the oldest active veteran association in
the United States.
To organize, promote and
maintain for benevolent and charitable purposes an association
of persons who have seen honorable service during the Korean
War at any time between June 25, 1950 and 31 January 1955, both
dates inclusive, and of certain other persons, the particular
membership set forth in the By-laws of the Korean War Veterans
The unprecedented demand for services by this
group is one of government's most pressing concerns in the new
millennium. An Internet website geared specifically toward
seniors provides an outstanding opportunity to help meet those
Department of Veterans Affairs
Personnel Office the Defense POW/Missing
Personnel Office (DPMO). The information assembled on the
following pages is to assist readers in understanding the U.S.
Government effort to achieve the fullest possible accounting of
our missing in action -- from all wars. U.S. military and
civilian personnel are at work daily in locations across the
globe, seeking information from our former enemies. The
information here is the result of years of painstaking analysis
and intelligence reporting. Additional case-specific
information, both classified and unclassified, is available to
the primary next-of-kin of our missing Americans
Employment Veterans Employment goal is to help all Veterans
who served in obtaining suitable, long term,
meaningful employment, or secure private business opportunities.
Help with information and resources for benefits or services for
Search Provides online search
for veterans and links to top armed forces regiments.
the Spirit of the Elbe!
Commissioned in1995 to celebrate the end of World War II, this
rare lithograph depicts the historic meeting of the
Russian and American armies at Torgau, Germany in 1945. The painting is
based on a Life Magazine photo of Lt. Alexander Silvasko and Lt. Bill
Robertson. While the original painting lies in the World War II museum in
Russia, rare signed lithographs are now available.
Benefits & Pay
A complete list of
pay tables from 1949 to present.
Affairs Department staff provides advise concerning benefits
that veterans may be entitled to receive from
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Locate a military hospital, find out about
health benefits, or general health information.
MedicareIf you are receiving Social Security
or Railroad Retirement or disability benefits, you will be
automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. About 3
months prior to your 65th birthday or 24th month of
disability, you will be sent an Initial Enrollment Package
that will contain information about Medicare, a questionnaire
and your red, white and blue Medicare card. If you want both
Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical
Armed Forces Recreation Center
Armed Forces Recreation Centers
(AFRCs) Mission Statement: Centrally-managed, U.S. Army
Community and Family Support Center-operated Armed Forces
Recreation Centers (Joint Services facilities) with mission to
provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for Army
personnel, their families, and other members of the total
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