Your Military Memories Wanted by Library Of Congress The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center collects and preserves the firsthand interviews and narratives of military veterans from World War I through the present. The VHP also collects oral histories and memorabilia of military members who died in service from Gold Star Family members. […]
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Vets with TBI at Increased Risk for Dementia By Debbie Gregory. After reviewing the medical records of more than 350,000 servicemembers who served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, researchers have found a link between those who experienced at least one mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the development of dementia. The study, […]
Happy 112th Birthday Richard Overton – America’s Oldest WWII Veteran By Debbie Gregory. At 112 years old, Richard Overton is the country’s oldest living veteran. He was born on May 11, 1906 in Bastrop County, Texas. In 1942, he volunteered for military service after the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Overton is […]
Arlington National Cemetery Is Running Out of Land By Debbie Gregory Arlington National Cemetery has a finite amount of land, and it will reach burial capacity in less than 25 years unless changes are made. Some options being considered to avoid reaching capacity include redefining eligibility criteria and availing alternative approaches such as new burial […]
Special Forces Legend, “Iron Mike” Dies By Debbie Gregory Last month, the Army lost a special ops legend. Maj. Gen. Michael D. Healy, 91, spent 35 years serving in the military, completing tours in Korea and Vietnam. Healy began his career with parachute training followed by attendance at a number of Army Colleges, including Ranger […]
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