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15 years after Staff Sgt David Bellavia killed a house of insurgents saving his squad, soldier receives Medal of Honor

"Were it not for David Bellavia I would not be sitting here today. We couldn't get out. Couldn't do anything. We were stuck there. I asked David to help me out and he did that. He put himself in line of that fire and laid down a base of fire, overwhelmed the enemy long enough for me to get myself...
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Celebrating the American Flag on 4th of July

With the 4th of July just days away, there's no shortage of the Stars and Stripes wherever you look. But Old Glory has been making headlines all year -- did you catch these stories? Long may she wave Old Glory is flying high once again in a private residential community in Henrico County Virginia,...
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Nike pulls Betsy Ross Flag over Colin Kaepernick concerns, but did she design it

Did she or didn't she? Legend says Philadelphia seamstress and upholsterer Betsy Ross used her skill with a needle and thread to create Old Glory at George Washington's request more than 240 years ago. But, historical facts don't necessarily back up that claim. "As far as the big question is...
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Fathom Events showing 'Forrest Gump' in honor of 25th anniversary

This year, on July 6, Forrest Gump, Lieutenant Dan, and the rest of the characters that Robert Zemeckis' film brought into the world turn 25. To celebrate the anniversary of "Forrest Gump," Fathom Events is showing the movie in select theaters on June 23 and 25 across the country. "Forrest Gump"...
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Marine Pamela Torres runs 161 miles for each service woman killed since 9/11 as part of Valor Run for the fallen

Marine Gunnery Sgt. Pamela Torres just finished a 161-mile run from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Rawlins, Wyoming- a mile for every American service woman killed since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. "I ran because I wanted to do something for the families," she said. "I can't bring those women back, I...
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Names of the D-Day fallen read at National World War II Memorial

Gerald S. Adams Henry R. Alexander Warren A. Allen Wallace J. Anderson Those are the names of just a few of the 9,000 American servicemen who were killed June 6, 1944 during the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. For more than six hours on Wednesday, the names of all those who fell during the...
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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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