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Remains of 36 Marines Killed in Bloody WWII Battle Return Home After More Than 70 Years

Remains of 36 Marines Killed in Bloody WWII Battle Return Home After More Than 70 Years

Originally posted 07/27/2015 12:20PM

More than 70 years ago, they died in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Now, they've returned home.

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Photographer Shoots Powerful (and Sexy) Nude Portraits of Amputee Veterans

Photographer Shoots Powerful (and Sexy) Nude Portraits of Amputee Veterans

Originally posted 07/21/2015 09:25AM

The idea for Always Loyal, a book of revealing portraits of 14 Gulf War veterans, first came to photographer Michael Stokes more than two years ago when he met amputee veteran Alex Minsky, who wanted to pursue a career in modeling.

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Fifth Military Victim in Chattanooga Shootings Has Died

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Fifth Military Victim in Chattanooga Shootings Has Died

Originally posted 07/18/2015 11:30AM

A fifth service member has died from injuries sustained in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, military facility shootings earlier this week, the U.S. Navy said in a statement Saturday.

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Marines Killed in Tennessee Shooting Were Decorated Veterans of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Marines Killed in Tennessee Shooting Were Decorated Veterans of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Originally posted 07/17/2015 06:30PM

Just one day after four Marines were killed in two attacks on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, their families and friends mourn the men who were eager to consider themselves part of the few and the proud.

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President Obama Meets Nation's Oldest Veteran, 110, Calls Her a 'Trailblazer' (PHOTO)

President Obama Meets Nation's Oldest Veteran, 110, Calls Her a 'Trailblazer' (PHOTO)

Originally posted 07/17/2015 04:20PM

Emma Didlake was a 38-year-old wife and mother of five children when she felt the call to service in 1943 as the country was in the midst of World War II.

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Heroes Among Us

Former Marine Ian Michael Travels Across the Country Giving Out Free Hugs to Veterans: 'Love Heals Us'

Originally posted 07/16/2015 10:55AM

Ian Michael knows the anxiety and isolation faced by combat veterans who have returned home from war – because he's faced it himself.

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WWII Veteran Receives High School Diploma 71 Years After Dropping Out to Enlist

WWII Veteran Receives High School Diploma 71 Years After Dropping Out to Enlist

Originally posted 07/14/2015 03:00PM

Eighty-eight-year-old Russell Whittaker received his high school diploma on Monday – 71 years after he left high school to serve in World War II.

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Defense Department Announces Plan to Lift Ban on Transgender Soldiers

Defense Department Announces Plan to Lift Ban on Transgender Soldiers

Originally posted 07/14/2015 10:35AM

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the Pentagon is taking steps to allow transgender troops to serve openly in the United States Armed Forces.

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Marine Scales Tree to Save Troubled Man from Killing Himself: 'What I Did Was Not a Heroic Act'

Marine Scales Tree to Save Troubled Man from Killing Himself: 'What I Did Was Not a Heroic Act'

Originally posted 07/07/2015 11:50AM

When Marine Sergeant Cody Leifheit awakened to screams from outside his apartment at 2 a.m., the 28-year-old at first thought the sound was from revelers leaving a bar. Then a hysterical voice screamed: "He's dying!"

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Marine Fights for Country While Wife Faces Battle of Her Life at Home: 'We're There for Each Other'

Marine Fights for Country While Wife Faces Battle of Her Life at Home: 'We're There for Each Other'

Originally posted 07/02/2015 05:05PM

"In his mind, he was going to marry me from the first time he talked to me," Dr. Genella Jemelka of Stillwater, Minnesota, says of her husband, Jason Jemelka, a former marine currently serving in the national guard.

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