Connecting Vets

For D-Day veteran Ray Lambert, Every Man is a Hero

Ray Lambert can tell you exactly where he was 75 years ago. On June 6, 1944, he was a 23-year-old Army medic sitting near the front of a Higgins boat with 26 other men as it approached the shores of Normandy on D-Day. "I knew we were going to face machine gun fire," Lambert, who is now 98 and lives...
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Sylvester Stallone returns as Rambo

John Rambo is back. Sylvester Stallone will return to the big screen as Vietnam veteran and all around badass John Rambo in "Rambo Last Blood, " on Sept. 20. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the Lionsgate film: In the film, Rambo, a former Army Special Forces soldier who is an expert...
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Meet the real-life brothers who inspired 'Saving Private Ryan'

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Fathom Events is hosting showings of "Saving Private Ryan" at 600 theaters across the nation -- but do you know the true story that inspired Steven Spielberg's 1998 film? See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day Brothers Edward,...
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Old Guard soldiers honor, remember the fallen with 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

Maj. Stephen Von Jett of the Army's Old Guard stopped by to talk with an old friend Thursday and place a flag at his gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. "I took a moment, said a few words, and told him I missed him," he said. Von Jett was one of nearly 1,000 Old Guard Soldiers who honored the...
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Memorial Day can be a painful trigger for veterans

For most veterans, Memorial Day naturally brings about a wave of emotions, reminded of our brothers and sisters in arms who've made the ultimate sacrifice. While civilians are celebrating the start of summer and barbecue season, we military veterans understand the solemnity of the observance. But...
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3 remarkable women warriors to honor this Memorial Day

Women veterans are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population and have been serving in the Armed Forces since the Civil War. With Memorial Day around the corner, it's only right to recognize a few of the women who dedicated their lives to serving their country, some of them making the...
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See 'Saving Private Ryan' in theaters 75 years after D-Day

Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" is returning to theaters in honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The anniversary event, hosted by Fathom Events, will include showings at 600 cinemas nationwide on June 2nd and 5th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 1998 film starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt...
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Rolling Thunder announces plans for 2020

This year may be the last year for Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C but it turns out you will still be able to hear the rumble of motorcycles Memorial Day weekend. Local Rolling Thunder, Inc. chapters will take up the torch and hold rallies in across the country to raise awareness for veteran and...
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Meet the soldier turned TV news anchor

Army vet Nick Smith, news anchor and host for Fox 5 DC , may be one of the most recognizable faces in our nation's capital these days but during his four years on active duty, he was behind the camera. The Chicago native was an 81E in the Army, spending most of his time stationed in Germany...
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U.S. Army helps Make-A-Wish kid become soldier for a day

Young Braxton Fuqua had a dream: To be a U.S Army soldier. And thanks to the Mid-Tennessee Make-A-Wish Foundation and members of The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky his dream became a reality. For one day in March, Braxton became a soldier for a day. As part of the visit,...
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