Former Marine Receives Combat Awards Decades after Earning Them

Purple Heart

MISHAWAKA -- More than 45 years after earning but never receiving several combat medals, a proud Vietnam War veteran finally had his moment in the sun Thursday at a joyful ceremony surrounded by family members and friends. Steve Denman, of Osceola, served 11 months in Vietnam for the Marine Corps, where he reached the rank of lance corporal. W... more

Parris Island Recruit Attacked Comrade, Will Be Separated from Corps

Drill instructors present their new Marines with Eagle, Globe and Anchors during the emblem ceremony Sept. 7, 2013, at the Iwo Jima flag raising statue on Parris Island, S.C. (Photo by Lance Cpl. MaryAnn Hill)

A Parris Island recruit is being separated from the Marine Corps after attacking a fellow recruit whose parents say he was in a wheelchair at the time. The recruit, whom Parris Island officials declined to identify because of an ongoing investigation, was involved in an Easter Sunday incident in the depot's sick bay in which he attacked fellow ... more

Army's Fort Jackson Hosts 2 Days of Special Olympics Events

Fort Jackson. Army photo

FORT JACKSON, S.C.  — Fort Jackson is hosting 1,400 athletes during a two-day celebration of the South Carolina Special Olympics. At 6 p.m. Friday, a torch bearer begins running a 7-mile course from the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia to Fort Jackson for the opening ceremonies. A parade of the athletes, cauldron lighting and musical ente... more

Holocaust Survivor Shares Memories, Chuckles with Fort Bragg Soldiers

2013 photo shows an armband with the Star of David and a badge for a forced laborer in Germany at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

With lingering hints of his native Polish, 82-year-old Holocaust survivor Hank Brodt shared personal memories from life in Nazi prison camps. At times, his horrifying memories evoked gasps from the soldiers who packed the Iron Mike Conference Center on Thursday to reflect on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Brodt, who was later drafted into the U.S.... more

New Leader Picked for Intelligence Group at Wright-Patterson AFB

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- A Council on Foreign Relations military academic fellow has been chosen as the next commander of a secretive Air Force intelligence agency. Col. Sean P. Larkin will become the leader at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center in a change of command ceremony May 26, according to NASIC spokeswoman Michell... more

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