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On Valentine’s Day, World War II Veteran, 96, reflects on love, life and combat

World War II Veteran has been an accomplished physician, state and federal congressman and author. His biggest supporter, his wife Luella.

By |February 14th, 2022|Health|Comments Off on On Valentine’s Day, World War II Veteran, 96, reflects on love, life and combat

Famous NFL coach, World War II Veteran eager to add to his literary accomplishments

He has also written a book of poems, one of which he recited during a recent ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of V.J. Day, the Japanese surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, that ended World War II. Speaking by Zoom to “Friends of the National World War II Memorial,” Levy recognized the significance of that day:

By |November 7th, 2020|Honoring Vets, The American Veteran|Comments Off on Famous NFL coach, World War II Veteran eager to add to his literary accomplishments

World War II Veterans honored, even as event cancelled

Although a scheduled Sept. 25 flyover of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was cancelled due to weather, event organizers still honored World War II Veterans and the 75th anniversary of the end of the war. More than 16 million Veterans served during World War II, some of whom participated in the events prior to the scheduled flyover. One of those Veterans is 95-year-old Marine Corps Veteran Paul Hilliard.

By |September 28th, 2020|Honoring Vets, Top Stories|Comments Off on World War II Veterans honored, even as event cancelled

300 birthday cards for a 100-year-old World War II Veteran

VA North Texas Health Care System patient, James South, loves playing golf and eating chicken fried steak. On October 7th, South enjoyed both of these activities as he celebrated his 100th birthday!

By |October 7th, 2019|Honoring Vets, VA Medical Centers|7 Comments

World War II Veteran Recalls German POW Camp

On Sept. 21, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System hosted our annual POW/MIA Recognition Day program. Three former prisoners of war (POW) attended including World War II Veteran Fred Brooks. Here is his story. From Bartlesville to the Battle of the Bulge Born on April 2, 1926, Fred Brooks turned 18 in 1944. Nearly nine months later, the native of Bartlesville, Okla. was sent to [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Honoring Vets|4 Comments

Veterans Legacy Program: Cpl. Earl LaPan, South Florida artist and World War II Veteran

Cpl. Earl LaPan, a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran, created hundreds of works of art displayed across South Florida.  He became an accomplished artist early in life, beginning his career in New Jersey before moving to Florida in 1933.  His paintings filled hotels in Miami and other areas of South Florida; many of them are still on display today. Earl LaPan's [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Memorial Affairs, Veterans Legacy Program|2 Comments
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