• Hiroshi Miyamura: American Hero

    Army Veteran Hiroshi Miyamura is the second Japanese American to receive the Medal of Honor. His award was classified by the Army for 28 months while Miyamura was held by North Korean forces as a prisoner of war during the Korean War.

  • Tuskegee Airman Howard Lee Baugh

    Air Force Veteran and Tuskegee Airman Howard Lee Baugh served in World War II as a fighter pilot and overcame the barriers of systemic racism.

  • William McRaven: Special Operator

    In his 37-year career with the Navy, William McRaven conducted counter-terrorism operations worldwide as a special operator.

  • Jorge DeLeon: His Sacrifice

    Jorge DeLeon served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army. While conducting a convoy escort in Afghanistan, his Humvee hit a mine and he lost his leg.

  • Charlie Linville: Reaching the Summit of Mount Everest

    Charlie Linville overcame stepping on a legacy Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and recovered to become the first combat-wounded Veteran to summit Mount Everest.

  • Vernon Baker: Recognition through Adversity

    Vernon Baker was the first living African American World War II Veteran to receive a Medal of Honor when he was awarded 50 years after the war.

  • Herman Carl Abelein Jr.: A Jack of All Trades

    A true jack of all trades, Herman Carl Abelein Jr. served a remarkable and multifaceted 28-year career in the U.S. Navy that brought him all over the world, including to Japan, Vietnam and Egypt.

  • #OperationSong Daniel Maderic: Why am I here?

    This #OperationSong spotlight features “Why Am I Here” by Veteran Daniel Maderic, who served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

  • George Paris Davis III: Eyes in the Sky

    In his 20-year career with the Army, George Paris Davis III flew clandestine missions at the end of the Vietnam War and later worked in intelligence.

  • David Goggins: SEAL, Endurance Athlete

    Navy SEAL Veteran David Goggins is the only member of the U.S Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, the U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. Goggins has also competed in over 60 marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons.

  • Charlie DeLeo: Keeper of the Flame

    From a scrappy New York youth to a Vietnam Vet to the Keeper of the Flame, Charlie DeLeo has lived it all.

  • Phillis Abry: Who I Really Was

    Phillis Abry enlisted in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) in 1943 and met her lover Mildred, with whom she worked on radio repair and WAAC recruiting.

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