Military History

Honor Flight Seeks Veterans in Michigan

Mid-Michigan Honor Flight has announced plans for a second flight this year to bring World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., for a "Tour of Honor." The second flight will be Oct. 13 from Traverse City. WWII and Korean War veterans or their families to sign up as soon as possible to get on the list for an upcoming flight. Any terminally ill ve... more

Vietnam Memorial Coming to Delaware

The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum will be on display at the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park (near Kent County Admin Bldg & Blue Hen Mall in Dover, Delaware) from July 2 - 5, 2015. Volunteers are needed to assist visitors, read names, provide security and transport the elderly or disabled in golf carts. If you are interested i... more

Black Union Soldier Buried in Nevada Finally Honored

Civil War re-enactors gather June 7, 2015, around the grave of Pvt. Scott Carnal of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry during a ceremony Sunday in Dayton, Nev., 30 miles south of Reno. Lynne Ballatore/Historical Society of Dayton Valley, via AP

RENO, Nev. -- A runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lost a leg after being wounded in battle finally received recognition Sunday, nearly 100 years after he died in Nevada. Nevada historians say they decided to hold a military funeral for Pvt. Scott Carnal of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry because it's unlikely he r... more

Town Seeks Funds for Vet Memorial

A small Oklahoma town is trying to honor veterans in a big way. Hydro, near Weatherford, is trying to raise $30,000 for a granite veterans memorial. Hydro's population is fewer than 1,000, but more than 700 residents have served in the military since World War II. Hydro still has Memorial Day services with a color guard in both of the town's cem... more

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit Opens

A new Tuskegee Airmen exhibit recently opened to the public at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Airman Heritage Museum. The exhibit is based on Master Sgt. William Harris, a line chief with the 332nd Fighter group who was killed in World War II. It depicts a scene where he is calling a mechanic with instructions to ready a fighter plane for c... more

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