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U.S. Army Cpt. William Cline, a 1941 Clemson College

U.S. Army Cpt. William Cline, a 1941 Clemson College

U.S. Army Cpt. William Cline, a 1941 Clemson College graduate, somewhere in Italy during WWII. Cline was the service company commander for the 758th Tank Battalion, the only black tank battalion in Italy during... More

Lt. Col. Dick Cole, a Doolittle Raider, looks off on

Lt. Col. Dick Cole, a Doolittle Raider, looks off on

Lt. Col. Dick Cole, a Doolittle Raider, looks off on the B-25 aircraft April 20, 2013, at Destin Airport, Fla. The B-25 is the aircraft he co-piloted during the Doolittle Raid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sg... More

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for visiting New York State World War II veterans on-site at the National World War II Memorial ensuring every detail is perfected.

Delaware's World War II memorial appears after being

Delaware's World War II memorial appears after being

Delaware's World War II memorial appears after being unveiled during a ceremony at Legislative Hall in Dover, Del., Nov. 9, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie/Released)

David Marshall of Baldwin, N.Y. who served with the

David Marshall of Baldwin, N.Y. who served with the

David Marshall of Baldwin, N.Y. who served with the U.S. Army’s 84th Infantry Division during World War II, pauses at the Synergy Fitness Center in Baldwin, N.Y., March 1, 2014. Marshall, a mortar man for Compa... More

Army Reserve Ambassador Robert H. Beahm speaks with

Army Reserve Ambassador Robert H. Beahm speaks with

Army Reserve Ambassador Robert H. Beahm speaks with nearly 100 senior citizens – including two-dozen military veterans – during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Oak Crest Village retirement community in P... More

Army Reserve Soldiers commemorate Battle of the Bulge’s 70th anniversary

Army Reserve Soldiers commemorate Battle of the Bulge’s 70th anniversa...

Stephen Harlan, command historian for the Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command, was joined by Army Reserve Soldiers Dec. 16 at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehu... More

Former U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson,

Former U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson,

Former U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson, 95, a Pearl Harbor survivor, tells Clemson University student Will Hines his story for the Veterans Project, an unergraduate research project, Feb. 21, 2015. T... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 97, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 97, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 97, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and recipient of two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars, sheds a tear as he speaks to FOX Carolina reporter Rebecca Atkins about what... More

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David S. Taylor, commander, 1st

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David S. Taylor, commander, 1st

U.S. Army Lt. Col. David S. Taylor, commander, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), picks up a folded American flag from the coffin of eight World War II Airmen, who were shot down during ... More

U.S. Navy World War II and Korean War veteran Dick

U.S. Navy World War II and Korean War veteran Dick

U.S. Navy World War II and Korean War veteran Dick Compton, 88, joins a crowd of over 1,000 Upstate South Carolina citizens in the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to welcome home an Honor Flight ca... More

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks about genocide and her childhood experiences in Nazi-held Poland April 24 at the installation’s community lounge during an event remembering the Holocaust.... More

Marines react to Marine Corps War Memorial restoration

Marines react to Marine Corps War Memorial restoration

From left to right, David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlysle Group; Jonathan B. Jarvis, director of the National Park Service; Dan Wenk, interim president of the National Park Foundation and M... More

World War II-era planes fly over Washington on the

World War II-era planes fly over Washington on the

World War II-era planes fly over Washington on the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, viewed from Arlington National Cemetery, May 8 in Arlington, Va. The aircraft are also known as “warbirds,” according to ... More

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the European theater victory in World War II, May 8, 2015. More ... More

150526-N-ON468-007 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Juda

150526-N-ON468-007 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Juda

150526-N-ON468-007 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Juda Carter places a ceremonial lei over a photograph of her father, Pearl Harbor survivor Alec Boatman, at the site of USS Utah Memorial on Ford Island, Hawaii. B... More

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands walk with Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Was... More

A sandtable of the events of D-Day overlooks Omaha

A sandtable of the events of D-Day overlooks Omaha

A sandtable of the events of D-Day overlooks Omaha Beach. Service Members of Joint Task Force D-Day 71 visited historic D-Day sites June 2, 2015, as part of the events to commemorate the 71st anniversary, one o... More

Two U.S. Air Force C-130Js, assigned to the 37th Airlift

Two U.S. Air Force C-130Js, assigned to the 37th Airlift

Two U.S. Air Force C-130Js, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, flys over the terrain of Normandy to practice their manuauers in Northern France; June 3, 2015. This is the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day invas... More

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted service members of the Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The day included a tour of the town hall and historic sites such as the Angoville Au Plain church where tw... More

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company of men in the world into France. We'll give the bastards hell. Strangely, I'm not particularly scared. But in my heart is a terrific longing to hold you in my ... More

French military re-enactors dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers

French military re-enactors dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers

French military re-enactors dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prepare to post the colors during a ceremony at the Currahee Memorial in the Normandy region June 3, 2015... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, delivers a speech during a World War II commemoration June 4, 2015, in Picauville, France. Picauville hosted the memorial commemoration to hono... More

Allied leaders salute the memorial of fallen U.S. service

Allied leaders salute the memorial of fallen U.S. service

Allied leaders salute the memorial of fallen U.S. service members at the Picauville 9th Air Force monument June 4, 2015, Normandy, France. More than 380 servicemembers from Europe and affiliated D-Day historica... More

World War II re-enactors make final preparation to

World War II re-enactors make final preparation to

World War II re-enactors make final preparation to drive their Sherman tank to a ceremony June 4, 2015, to commemorate the U.S. Army’s efforts to liberate Montebourg, France, after the D-Day landings. More tha... More

A group of U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to the 101st

A group of U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to the 101st

A group of U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, present the colors as members of the Color Guard for a ceremony at Chef Du Pont, Normandy, France, June 4, 2015. Over 380 service members ... More

U.S. Army veterans Cpl. George Shenkle, center right,

U.S. Army veterans Cpl. George Shenkle, center right,

U.S. Army veterans Cpl. George Shenkle, center right, of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Sgt. Isaac Phillips, center left, of the 4th Infantry Division, salute the flag June 4,... More

A group of U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to the 75th

A group of U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to the 75th

A group of U.S. Army Rangers, assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, German Army Soldiers, and French civilians take a group photo together before a ceremony at Amfreville, Normandy, France; June 5, 2015. Over 3... More

U.S. Soldiers attend a memorial ceremony for Pfc. Charles

U.S. Soldiers attend a memorial ceremony for Pfc. Charles

U.S. Soldiers attend a memorial ceremony for Pfc. Charles DeGlopper, a paratrooper who died on D-Day during World War II on June 5, 2015, Normandy, France. More than 380 service members from Europe and affiliat... More

Soldiers assigned to the historic 507th Parachute Infantry

Soldiers assigned to the historic 507th Parachute Infantry

Soldiers assigned to the historic 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment pose for a picture after a ceremony. The worst misdrop on D-Day happened to the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regime... More

U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Richard Yates, center

U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Richard Yates, center

U.S. Army veteran Sgt. 1st Class Richard Yates, center right, of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to U.S. Army paratrooper Brig. Gen. Brian Winski the 82nd Airborne Division ... More

Allied service members and locals of Normandy gather

Allied service members and locals of Normandy gather

Allied service members and locals of Normandy gather at Omaha Beach National Guard monument to pay respect to veterans who served during World War II June 5, 2015, Normandy, France. More than 380 service member... More

German army soldiers render honors during the playing

German army soldiers render honors during the playing

German army soldiers render honors during the playing of the U.S. national anthem while at the La Cambe German War Cemetery in the Normandy region of France June 5, 2015. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd A... More

A group of paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne

A group of paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne

A group of paratroopers, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, holds the colors as members of the Color Guard during a ceremony honoring the paratroopers that liberated the village in Sainte Mere Eglise, Norm... More

Antoine and Alice Fernandez, dressed in vintage World

Antoine and Alice Fernandez, dressed in vintage World

Antoine and Alice Fernandez, dressed in vintage World War II U.S. Army uniforms, attend a WWII commemoration ceremony in Sainte Laurent sur Mer, France, June 6, 2015. A formation of U.S. Army Soldiers from the ... More

The statue of Maj. Dick Winters of Easy Company, 506th

The statue of Maj. Dick Winters of Easy Company, 506th

The statue of Maj. Dick Winters of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, stands as reminder of the sacrifice of the Greatest Generation near Utah Beach, Normandy, France, Jun... More

George Shenkle, World War II veteran and former U.S.

George Shenkle, World War II veteran and former U.S.

George Shenkle, World War II veteran and former U.S. Army Soldier with the Easy Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, watches as a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 37t... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules prepares to

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules prepares to

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules prepares to drop U.S. Army Soldiers over the historic La Fiere drop zone near Sainte Mere Eglise, Normandy, France, June 7, 2015, to commemorate the 71st Anniversary of D-... More

Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army deputy

Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army deputy

Army Lt. Gen. James C. McConville, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, listens to a question during the third installment of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Moral Leadership Luncheon series July 7 at Memoria... More

Sgt. 1st Class and vocalist Holly C. Shockey sings

Sgt. 1st Class and vocalist Holly C. Shockey sings

Sgt. 1st Class and vocalist Holly C. Shockey sings “Don’t Rain on My Parade” as part of the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets performance, Aug. 15, 2015, in Washington. Shockey and the rest of The U.S. Army Band "Persh... More

Clemson University President James Clements shares

Clemson University President James Clements shares

Clemson University President James Clements shares a moment with Bataan Death March survivor and beloved Clemson alumnus U.S. Army Col. (retired) Ben Skardon, after a ceremony dedicating the plaque Skardon is t... More

Hero's autograph

Hero's autograph

Emily Wilson, 9, daughter of U.S. Army Col. Gayla Wilson (next to her), gets a smile and an autograph from Bataan Death March survivor Robert Rosendahl, of Springfield, Mo., during an in-processing event for th... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 98, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 98, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 98, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, shares a laugh with a group of supporters after walking more than eight miles in the 27th annual Bataan Memorial Death March at Whit... More

SSgt Adam Keele, bugler assigned to the 141st Air Refueling

SSgt Adam Keele, bugler assigned to the 141st Air Refueling

SSgt Adam Keele, bugler assigned to the 141st Air Refueling Wing as a broadcast journalist, renders military honors during a funeral service in honor of Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher June 27, 2016, in Missoula, ... More

Col. Gentry Boswell, 28th Bomb Wing commander, boards

Col. Gentry Boswell, 28th Bomb Wing commander, boards

Col. Gentry Boswell, 28th Bomb Wing commander, boards a B-1 bomber to perform a flyover to honor the passing of U.S. Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. David Thatcher at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 27, 2016. Th... More

A B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air

A B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air

A B-1 Lancer from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., performs a slow-speed flyover in honor of Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher June 27, 2016, in Missoula, Mont. At 20 years old, and as an engine... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, gets help placing a flag on Otis Morgan’s stone on Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor, Nov. 3. 2016. Morgan was a fellow Clemson a... More

Black Hawk flies over Ben's Brigade

Black Hawk flies over Ben's Brigade

A UH-60 Black Hawk flies over the 64-member “Ben’s Brigade” as they accompany retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, as he walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March, March ... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 99, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, walks in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, accompanied by green-to-gold New Mexico State Universi... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Beuzeville Au Plain citizens commemorate the sacrifices of 17 fallen U.S. Soldiers in a memorial ceremony at the Currahee Memorial in the No... More

Denis Vandenbrink, a local historian and reenactor,

Denis Vandenbrink, a local historian and reenactor,

Denis Vandenbrink, a local historian and reenactor, translates for U.S. Soldiers during a battlefield tour in Carentan, France on June 1, 2017. This event commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest... More

D-Day reenactors perform a parachute drop along Purple

D-Day reenactors perform a parachute drop along Purple

D-Day reenactors perform a parachute drop along Purple Heart Lane from a vintage C-47 Skytrain in Carentan, France, on June 2, 2017. Purple Heart Lane is a nickname for Highway N13 used by American soldiers and... More

Utah Beach Ceremony Normandie

Utah Beach Ceremony Normandie

Flags from nine different countries are raised during the Main Ceremony for D-Day 73 June 6, 2017, at Utah Beach in Sainte Marie Du Mont, France. This ceremony culminates commemoration of the 73rd anniversary o... More

A U.S. Army veteran renders a salute during the Main

A U.S. Army veteran renders a salute during the Main

A U.S. Army veteran renders a salute during the Main Ceremony for D-Day 73 June 6, 2017, at Utah Beach in Sainte Marie Du Mont, France. This ceremony culminates commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, t... More

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National

More than 8,400 participants salute as the National Anthem is played before the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. (Photo by Ken Scar)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy O’Shields with the

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy O’Shields with the

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy O’Shields with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, (DPAA) holds lumber in place to be secured for a dry screening station in Boussicourt, France, April 20, 2018. O’shields was... More

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military veterans with a trip to the District of Columbia, May 23, 2018, at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind. HFNEI holds several Honor Flights throughout t... More

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military

Honor Flight North East Indiana (HFNEI) treats military veterans with a trip to the District of Columbia, May 23, 2018, at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana. HFNEI holds several Honor Flights througho... More

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France (June 6, 2018) D-Day veteran

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France (June 6, 2018) D-Day veteran

SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France (June 6, 2018) D-Day veteran John Roman prepares to lay a wreath of remembrance during the Utah Beach Federal Monument Ceremony. This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Ov... More

Twelve World War II Veterans of the 95th Infantry Division,

Twelve World War II Veterans of the 95th Infantry Division,

Twelve World War II Veterans of the 95th Infantry Division, currently serving Soldiers, friends and family members gathered Sept. 22 to rededicate the division monument at Fort Indiantown Gap. (U.S. Army Nation... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 101, (right) a

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 101, (right) a

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, 101, (right) a survivor of the Bataan Death March and 1,255 days as a prisoner of war, Army 1st Lt. William Funchess, 90, (left) a survivor of 1,038 days as a POW in the Kore... More

Georgia Air National Guard Maj. Pam Stauffer shakes

Georgia Air National Guard Maj. Pam Stauffer shakes

Georgia Air National Guard Maj. Pam Stauffer shakes hands with retired Georgia Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Robert Sheldon, a World War II veteran, during the observance of the National Guard’s 382nd birthday... More

Col. Ben Skardon, a 1938 graduate of Clemson University,

Col. Ben Skardon, a 1938 graduate of Clemson University,

Col. Ben Skardon, a 1938 graduate of Clemson University, WWII POW, recipient of two Silver Stars, and survivor of the Bataan Death March, poses at the mile 8 marker of the Bataan Memorial Death March at White S... More

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left,

Former U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Neal, center left, a bomber pilot in World War II, is briefed by Airmen from the 118th Wing March 27, 2019 at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tennessee. Neal vi... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, sits on the ramp of Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, May 30, 2019. More than 100 Team Ramstein me... More

World War II Veterans gather for a group photo after

World War II Veterans gather for a group photo after

World War II Veterans gather for a group photo after a ceremony honoring their service and sacrifice at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Aug. 20. The ceremony... More

Airmen from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s

Airmen from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s

Airmen from the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 102nd Intelligence Wing wish fellow Airman, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Della Sassa a happy 102nd birthday at the Royal Cape Cod Nursing and Rehabilitation Cen... More

Retired Brig. Gen. Mark A. Piterski, right, Deputy

Retired Brig. Gen. Mark A. Piterski, right, Deputy

Retired Brig. Gen. Mark A. Piterski, right, Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NJDMAVA), reads the citation accompanying the award of the New Jersey... More

A Fort Knox, Kentucky, AAFES employee checks the fit

A Fort Knox, Kentucky, AAFES employee checks the fit

A Fort Knox, Kentucky, AAFES employee checks the fit of a recruiter’s Army Green Service Uniform coat July 8, 2020, prior to the Army issuing it to him. The recruiting students, who are about to graduate from t... More

OAHU, Hawaii -- Two Consolidated PBY Catalina flying

OAHU, Hawaii -- Two Consolidated PBY Catalina flying

OAHU, Hawaii -- Two Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boats, pass over Ford Island during an aerial parade for the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemoration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Haw... More

OAHU, Hawaii -- A Grumman F8F Bearcat flies over Ford

OAHU, Hawaii -- A Grumman F8F Bearcat flies over Ford

OAHU, Hawaii -- A Grumman F8F Bearcat flies over Ford Island during an aerial parade for the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemoration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 30, 2020. W... More

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- World War

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- World War

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- World War II era warbirds fly above the Battleship Missouri Memorial during the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II commemoration ceremony at Joint Base Pearl H... More

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for

Airmen rehearsing their unique, tailored ceremony for visiting New York State World War II veterans on-site at the National World War II Memorial ensuring every detail is perfected.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, adjutant general

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, adjutant general

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala, adjutant general of the Delaware National Guard, speaks with members of the 287th Army Band, Delaware National Guard, before the dedication of a World War II memorial at Legisl... More

David Marshall, who served with the U.S. Army’s 84th

David Marshall, who served with the U.S. Army’s 84th

David Marshall, who served with the U.S. Army’s 84th Infantry Division during World War II, can bench press 130 pounds. The 89-year old Battle of the Bulge veteran just recently started bench pressing.

Nearly 100 senior citizens – including two-dozen military

Nearly 100 senior citizens – including two-dozen military

Nearly 100 senior citizens – including two-dozen military veterans – met with Army Reserve Ambassador Robert H. Beahm during a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the Oak Crest Village retirement community in Park... More

Retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson,

Retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson,

Retired U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Robert A. Henderson, 95, a Pearl Harbor survivor, tells Clemson University student Will Hines his story for an undergraduate research project called the Veterans Project, Feb. 21,... More

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon (seated), 97, a

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon (seated), 97, a

Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon (seated), 97, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and recipient of two Silver Stars and four Bronze Stars, is surrounded by members of Ben's Brigade - a group of admirers and... More

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old

Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson Platoon lead a procession through Arlington National Cemetery during a full military honors ceremony March 18 for eight Airmen who fought in Wor... More

Laura Robertson, right, guardian coordinator for Ronald

Laura Robertson, right, guardian coordinator for Ronald

Laura Robertson, right, guardian coordinator for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, answers questions while collecting medical information and legal waivers from military-affiliated volunteers following... More

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks

Halina Yasharoff Peabody, a Holocaust survivor, speaks about genocide and her childhood experiences in Nazi-held Poland April 24 at the installation’s community lounge during an event remembering the Holocaust.... More

World War II Army veteran Carl Anderson, 91, and his

World War II Army veteran Carl Anderson, 91, and his

World War II Army veteran Carl Anderson, 91, and his daughter Martha Perry watch the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Whipple Field May 8. Anderson, a paratrooper who jumped du... More

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in

Historic aircraft sweep over the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the Arsenal of Democracy Flyover to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the European theater victory in World War II, May 8, 2015. More ... More

150526-N-ON468-028 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Members

150526-N-ON468-028 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Members

150526-N-ON468-028 PEARL HARBOR (May 26, 2015) Members of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honors and Ceremonial Guard fold a flag during a memorial ceremony for Alec Boatman, a Pearl Harbor survivor, at the ... More

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands

Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier June 1 at Arlington National Cemetery. The Dutch royal couple’s visit to the cemetery was to honor Ameri... More

Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force D-Day 71 walk

Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force D-Day 71 walk

Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force D-Day 71 walk along the shore of Omaha Beach. Taking Omaha Beach was the responsibility of the U.S. 1st Army, 5th Corps, with sea transport provided by the U.S. Navy and el... More

A French military re-enactor dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers

A French military re-enactor dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers

A French military re-enactor dressed as U.S. Army Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) hoists the flag during a ceremony at the Currahee Memorial in Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 s... More

French children let balloons soar into the sky to celebrate

French children let balloons soar into the sky to celebrate

French children let balloons soar into the sky to celebrate the service of the U.S. military during D-Day June 4, 2015, Normandy, France. More than 380 servicemembers from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical... More

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company

"In a few hours I'm going to take the best company of men in the world into France. We'll give the bastards hell. Strangely, I'm not particularly scared. But in my heart is a terrific longing to hold you in my ... More

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted

On June 3, 2015, the town of Carentan, France, hosted service members of the Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The day included a tour of the town hall and historic sites such as the Angoville Au Plain church where t... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J, assigned to the 37th Airlift

A U.S. Air Force C-130J, assigned to the 37th Airlift

A U.S. Air Force C-130J, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, flys over the coast of Normandy to practice their manuauers in Northern France; June 3, 2015. This is the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day invasion o... More

World War II veteran George Shenkle talks a French

World War II veteran George Shenkle talks a French

World War II veteran George Shenkle talks a French civilian about his service during World War II at Chef Du Pont, Normandy, France, June 4, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day histo... More

A U.S. Army soldier from the 101st Airborne Division

A U.S. Army soldier from the 101st Airborne Division

A U.S. Army soldier from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) renders honors June 4, 2015, during the playing of the U.S. national anthem while at a ceremony at the Rex Combs Memorial in the Normandy regio... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, presents a wreath during a World War II commemoration June 4, 2015, in Picauville, France. Picauville hosted the memorial commemoration to hono... More

Re-enactors dressed in vintage World War II U.S. Army

Re-enactors dressed in vintage World War II U.S. Army

Re-enactors dressed in vintage World War II U.S. Army uniforms, participate in a parade in Montebourg, France, June 4, 2015, en route to a World War II commemoration ceremony. U.S. forces helped liberate Monteb... More

A Normandy local lowers a flag during a memorial ceremony

A Normandy local lowers a flag during a memorial ceremony

A Normandy local lowers a flag during a memorial ceremony for Pfc. Charles DeGlopper, a paratrooper who died on D-Day during World War II on June 5, 2015, Normandy, France. More than 380 service members from Eu... More

The worst misdrop on D-Day happened to the Soldiers

The worst misdrop on D-Day happened to the Soldiers

The worst misdrop on D-Day happened to the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. They were to be dropped near Amfreville, France, but ended up 18 miles southeast, in a town called Gr... More

World War II Veteran Richard Yates signs a book for

World War II Veteran Richard Yates signs a book for

World War II Veteran Richard Yates signs a book for a French civilian before a ceremony at Amfreville, Normandy, France; June 5, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units ... More

A wreath of flowers is placed on the ground before

A wreath of flowers is placed on the ground before

A wreath of flowers is placed on the ground before a memorial ceremony at Omaha Beach National Guard monument to pay respect to veterans who served during World War II June 5, 2015, Normandy, France. More than ... More

Gravestones of fallen soldiers at the La Cambe German

Gravestones of fallen soldiers at the La Cambe German

Gravestones of fallen soldiers at the La Cambe German War Cemetery in the Normandy region of France, June 5, 2015. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade along with more than 380 service members... More

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