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Iwo Jima

Dare to Be 100: Memorial Day 2016

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

71 years ago today Mother and I were clustered around our radio in Philadelphia seeking the latest news of the war that was raging in the Pacific. Dad...

Iwo Jima Vet 'Flabbergasted' By Pentagon Spending On Sports Military Tributes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every November, the National Football League honors past and present members of the military, with players donning camouflage-laced glov...

Lesser-Known Images Tell The Real Story Behind That Iconic Iwo Jima Photo

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

On Feb. 23, 1945, an American flag was raised over the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, and AP photographer Joe Rosenthal was there to capture the now-ico...

A Veteran Falls Again at Iwo Jima -- But This Time in the Hands of U.S. Marines and Japanese Allies

P.J. Dermer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News
P.J. Dermer

As fellow veterans and medically trained tour staff moved quickly to assist John, a strong and forceful call was heard, one heard countless times decades before.

Jewish War Veteran's Uncommon Valor in Life Is More Important Than His Valor in Death

Steve Drizin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Steve Drizin

I was excited to read that on March 18, 2014, President Obama will award 24 war veterans the Medal of Honor, the country's highest commendation for gallantry.

The Ballad of Ira Hayes

Doug Bradley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Doug Bradley

Unlike other vets plagued by similar tribulations, Ira Hayes had to deal with his demons out in the open where everyone could see.

Something's Missing From These Historical Images

Posted 07.19.2013 | Arts

Notice anything familiar in Czech photographer Pavel Maria Smejkal's empty images? Upon first glance, the rolling plains and vacant streets that occup...

LOOK: Yes, You Can Eat This

Posted 11.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Iwo Jima memorial in Arlington, Va., is said to be one of the tallest bronze sculptures in the United States. A smaller version h...

Honor Flight Hits Home Run at Miller Park; Breaks Guinness World Record (PHOTOS)

Zach Dean | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Zach Dean

A world record breaking crowd of 28,422 people filled Miller Park honoring United States veterans with their presence at the premiere of the Honor Flight documentary: Field of Honor: A Salute to the Greatest Generation.

5 Films To Watch That Celebrate Real War Heroes

Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact

If you're trying to beat the heat this Memorial Day, there are ways to honor our troops away from the noisy parades and crowded events. Commemorate th...

Author: What I Learned From Sergeant John Basilone

Chuck Tatum | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Chuck Tatum

Every young boy in 1942 America knew Sergeant John Basilone fired from the hip. Cradling his water cooled .30 caliber machine gun in his arms, on the night of October 24, 1942 he mowed down dozens and dozens of onrushing enemy soldiers on the island of Guadalcanal.

Arlington Cemetery: Once A Thriving Black Town

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The only trace of Freedman's Village left on the grounds are the lonely graves in Section 27 near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade (PHOTOS)

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Michelle Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Produced by HuffPost Denver's Local Citizen Reporting Team Since 1962 Denver has been host to one of the largest St. Patrick's Day parades in the cou...

Semper Fido

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

My decision to leave the corporate world and work at home has provided many rewards -- but none of them compare with the experience I had yesterday.

Younger Military Families Closing Ranks Around Obama

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Everyone I talk to wants change but on base you can't say certain things. At a bar or a party, everyone tells me they're voting for Obama... My military friends are tired of being lied to."