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The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran on the Meaning of Life (Part 1)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

It's a Sunday afternoon after church, I arrive at Melina's apartment to interview her grandfather Homer Lee Hawkins, who is 90 years old. Melina is a ...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Ageless Wisdom -- Interview With Homer Lee Hawkins, a 90-Year-Old WWII Veteran (Part 2)

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 07.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

This is the continuation of the interview with Homer Lee Hawkins titled "Ageless Wisdom" You can read the first part here. "The Art of Being Alive Ser...

WWII Veterans Bust A Move To 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy' At Airport

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty

After a visit to Washington, two World War II veterans couldn't help but dance to the old war tune "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" at the capital's Reagan N...

Wishes for Our Warriors

Jeremy Bloom | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Jeremy Bloom

Seven years ago, I started Wish of a Lifetime, a non-profit that grants lifelong wishes to the oldest people in our country, because they are the forgotten ones and we aim to change that.

The 'Greatest Generation' Didn't Think They Were

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

American war movies, from World War II to 2015, have produced a remarkably uniform vision of how American war works, one that, in its modern form, is undoubtedly once again lending a helping hand to our latest conflicts.

What Would Louie Do: Author David Rensin on Career and Collaboration With Louis Zamperini

Steve Karras | Posted 03.15.2015 | Books
Steve Karras

We seek advice in a variety of places (parents, friends, mentors), but when author David Rensin does -- at least for the past sixteen years -- he asks himself, "What would Louie do?"

Donté Stallworth

Female World War II Veteran Continues Breaking Barriers Well Into Her 90s

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When 96-year-old Ruth Dunlap arrived at the airport last year for a flight to Washington, D.C., she was notified that she would be the o...

Internet Rallies For WWII Vet Who Worried No One Would Attend His Funeral

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News

Before Roscoe Cassidy died last week, the WWII veteran was concerned no one would attend his funeral. He needn't have worried. Cassidy, who died...

Yagana Shah

100-Year-Old Paperboy Reveals The Secret To Longevity

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty

Next time you're struggling to get out of bed in the morning, think about Walter Sharp. At 100, he just might be the world's oldest paperboy, and he's...

Diabetes and the WWII Pilot

Peg Abernathy | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Before insurance coverage, my diabetes treatment was compromised solely due to the fact that I couldn't afford my supplies just to stay healthy. But once my access to health insurance opened up, I was able to have better control that resulted in me feeling so much better.

This 90-Year-Old Vet Is Running Across The Country In Honor Of The 'Ship That Won' WWII

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact

Forrest Gump's got nothing on Ernie Andrus. The 90-year-old WWII veteran is the oldest person in the U.S. to run across America, according to CBS N...

Haunting Memories Remain 70 Years After The Warsaw Uprising

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kazimierz Mikos ran down a Warsaw street, zig-zagging to avoid the bullets that whizzed past him. As the 14-year-old ran for h...

3-Year-Old Spends Almost Every Day With His 89-Year-Old Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. But for a 3-year-old Minnesotan preschooler named Emmett Rychner, a best friend comes in the shape of his ne...

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

My Daddy Wears a Uniform

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
BJ Gallagher

My daddy wears a uniform./I think he's very brave./ He goes to work each day/ to keep all the people safe.

Massive Paratrooper Drop Marks The End Of D-Day Ceremonies

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON and THEODORA TONGAS | Posted 08.08.2014 | World

LA FIERE, France (AP) — Nearly 1,000 paratroopers dropped out of the sky in Normandy on Sunday — but this time they did so in peace, instead of to...

'Missing' Veteran Ran Away From Nursing Home To Attend D-Day Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

An 89-year-old World War II veteran reported missing Thursday evening actually fled his nursing home in England to attend the 70th anniversary of D-Da...

D-Day Veterans Honor Fallen Brothers-In-Arms On 70th Anniversary

AP | GREG KELLER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — It was a day of pride, remembrance and honors for those who waded through blood-tinged waves, climbed razor-sharp ...

Badass WWII Veteran Jumps Out Of A Plane To Commemorate D-Day Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Jim Martin, 93, proved he was a badass when he parachuted into France 70 years ago, ahead of the D-Day invasion. He proved he hasn't lost his touch...

D-Day Veteran's Brother Was Holocaust's First Jewish Victim

Steve Karras | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Steve Karras

Lothar Kahn's backstory has all the ingredients of a Hollywood movie, but the reality is far more tragic and even unremarkable. Kahn has lived two of the most compelling narratives of the 20th century: the Holocaust and the D-Day invasion.

The Forecast for D-Day and the Weatherman Behind Ike's Greatest Gamble

John Ross | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
John Ross

Monday, June 5, 1944, had long been planned for launching D-day, the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-held Western Europe in World War II. Yet t...

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.

Veteran's Day: It's Never Really Over

Sonia Taitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sonia Taitz

Dachau's liberation story is not hypothetical to me. What this soldier saw when he opened the gates of Dachau was a sea of corpses, emaciated, tossed one atop the other in obscene piles. A few skeletons emerged alive, however, and one of them was my own father.

Humbling: 94-Year-Old WWII Vet Graciously Accepts Long-Overdue Medals

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 10.22.2013 | Good News

TULSA, Okla. -- TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn't want the formality and fuss of being honor...

Dear Vets, Forget the Monuments, They're Gunning for Your Social Security

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the government shutdown marches on and the dangerously real deadline of the federal debt limit approaches, it is increasingly clear that the fight over "Obamacare" is merely an opening salvo.