Military History

To Rename or Not? Institutions Reconsider Honors for Racists

This Feb. 2, 2007, file photo shows Calhoun College, one of the 12 residential colleges housing Yale undergraduates. There's push to strip the name of John C. Calhoun, a white supremacist, from the building at Yale University. Bob Child/AP

HARTFORD, Conn.  -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine black worshippers led to calls to curb displays of the Confederate flag ... more

Veterans History Project Nearing Milestone

In its 15th year, the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project (VHP), which seeks to gather oral history recordings, photos, letters and more from veterans of all conflicts, has topped 96,000 remembrances and hopes to reach the 100,000 mark by the end of this year. More than half of the materials come from World War II veterans, but everyth... more

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

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