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February 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Frank Buckles, Last US WWI Vet, Dies at 110 February 28, 2011 Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- He was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his …

Frank Buckles, Last US WWI Vet, Dies at 110 February 28, 2011 Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- He was repeatedly rejected by military recruiters and got into uniform at 16 after lying about his age. But Frank Buckles would later become the last surviving U.S. veteran of World War I. Buckles, who also survived being a civilian POW in the Philippines in World War II, died of natural causes Sunday at his home in Charles Town, biographer and family spokesman David DeJonge said in a statement.… Continue

Added by David Kendall on February 28, 2011 at 10:39am — No Comments

Maine-Veterans Day, a day off for veterans

The state of Maine is considering mandating Veterans Day as a paid day off for veterans American Cold War Veterans Blog

Added by Jerald Terwilliger on February 27, 2011 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Valor Flight For Korean War Veterans

The state of Tennessee has started a Valor Flight, The Flight of The Not Forgotten. To fly Tennessee Valley Korean

War Veterans to Washington, DC to visit the Korean War Memorial American Cold War Veterans Blog

 

 

Added by Jerald Terwilliger on February 25, 2011 at 11:20pm — No Comments

GMC Turpin

Naval History: Honoring John Henry ("Dick") Turpin, Chief Gunner's Mate, USN. (1876-1962) on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:45am John Henry Turpin was born on 20 August 1876. Enlisted in the Navy at New York City on 4 November 1896, he was a member of USS Maine's crew when she was destroyed by an explosion in February 1898. He survived that disaster, and the boiler explosion on USS Bennington in July 1905, as well as serving on several other ships before he left active duty in 1916. Recalled… Continue

Added by David Kendall on February 24, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

ALL VETS SHOULD COPY THIS FYI.......... Comment: Someone has gone to a lot of trouble. If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile. Please pass this on to all Veterans on your e-mail list. Below…

ALL VETS SHOULD COPY THIS FYI.......... Comment: Someone has gone to a lot of trouble. If this helps one person, then it was worthwhile. Please pass this on to all Veterans on your e-mail list. Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you…

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Added by David Kendall on February 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Farewell to a Fallen Chief Petty Officer

In memory of AKC(AW) Lowanda Cook-Upshaw Newville, Retired, who passed from this life at 4:40 am Sunday morning, 2/13/11. She leaves behind a son, Joshua, and former husband and close friend, Gary Newville. Lo, you were a classy lady, an outstanding Chief Petty Officer, and a loyal friend, and it was our honor to have worked with you and known you. You touched more lives than you would ever know. You will be missed, but we will see you again! Fair Winds and Following Seas in His Mighty Hands.… Continue

Added by June T Reis (Norvell), YNC, RET on February 14, 2011 at 4:50pm — No Comments

where is it ?

little ton tavran marine barracks bar

Added by Wm. E. Gardner on February 13, 2011 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Asbestos and the U.S. Navy-Cancer risk

As we all know the U.S. military used asbestos to great extents before the mid 1970's. The navy used it everywhere

you were probably exposed, and this is very important for you to read American Cold War Veterans Blog

Added by Jerald Terwilliger on February 3, 2011 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

Can a Veteran Download All His Medical Records?

The President mentioned it in his State of the Union Address, but it is not quite what he meant American Cold War Veterans Blog

Added by Jerald Terwilliger on February 1, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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