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Medal of Honor Recipient Capt. Florent Groberg Gets Disneyland Tribute

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Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army Capt. Florent Groberg got to go to Disneyland on Saturday. He was there to be honored by the Disneyland Resort at its Flag Retreat Ceremony. Captain Groberg received the Medal of Honor from President Obama on November 12, 2015, for actions in saving lives in Afghanistan in August 2012. According to the mission report, Groberg was assigned as part of a security detachment for Task Force Mountain Warrior, whi... more

After Vet Felled by PTSD, Service Dog Honor Aids Family Now

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CLYDE, N.C. - Part of the Labrador retriever's training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker's dreams. "I was having a nightmare, a flashback," Baker, a Gulf War veteran, once told an interviewer. "And I woke up with Honor standing on my chest, licking my face." He tried to push his service dog away, but Honor persisted. "He was stopping the nightmare for me," Baker said. And so, this summer when he saw his master lyi... more

Staubach Sees Stark Changes in Military Tributes since 1970s

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DALLAS (AP) - Roger Staubach remembers coming home from Vietnam to a divided country, and later arguing with Dallas Cowboys teammates about the unpopular war. It's quite different these days, with coaches wearing military-themed clothing, "salute to service" painted on the back line of the end zones and frequent tributes to troops on giant video boards such as the one that hangs above the center of the field at the $1.2 billion home of the Co... more

Bigger, More Accessible Museum Proposed at Statue of Liberty

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NEW YORK (AP) - A full-scale copper replica of Lady Liberty's face is the first thing that greets visitors to the museum in the base of the Statue of Liberty. But the face that gives visitors a chance to get up close and personal with an aspect of the statue that otherwise looms far out of reach is available to only a limited number of visitors. The museum is open only to those who have tickets to the pedestal or the crown. The National Park... more

US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - They've been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven't left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change. Megabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle for robot supremacy. Tokyo-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries, maker of the 13-foot Kurata... more

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