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Remember the Cole: al-Qaida attacked the destroyer in Yemen 20 years ago today
Two decades ago on Oct. 12, an al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole left 17 sailors dead and 37 wounded.
By Harm Venhuizen
58 years ago, James Meredith broke the color barrier at Ole Miss. Here’s how the Air Force and Army shaped that battle
“I knew then that I had to leave the Air Force, come back to Mississippi, and go to war.”
A brief history of the Korean War
The "Forgotten War" in Korea broke out 70 years ago along the 38th parallel. It hasn't officially ended.
By Sarah Sicard
American Legion secured a 24-hour guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 82 years ago today
On July 2, 1937, approval was granted for 24-hour guarding of the tomb — even in situations of hazardous weather conditions. The change came following efforts from the American Legion for nonstop oversight.
From Major League Baseball to paying the ultimate sacrifice: Marine was larger than life
O'Neill would only play one game in the big leagues before eventually sacrificing all on Iwo Jima.
By Jon Simkins