Shipshape - AARP
As a kid, Vince Patton aspired to join the Navy, just as his older brother had. But a fateful—and endearing—event at the recruiting station turned his life in a different direction.
AARP Salutes Col. Frederick Lough - AARP
Col. Frederick Lough joined the US Army Medical Corps Reserves at 58 and was deployed twice to Afghanistan where he performed hundreds of surgeries in tents
Black Community Profile: Benjamin O. Davis - AARP
Celebrating Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., who was among the first group of aviators to earn their wings from the Tuskegee Institute. In 1954, Davis became the first African American Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force.
Black Community Profile: Tuskegee Airman - AARP
Celebrating The Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II, disproving the belief that African Americans were not fit for military combat.
Black Community Profile: Willa Brown - AARP
Celebrating Willa Brown, who played an instrumental role in the integration of African Americans into the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1941, she became the first African American officer in the Civil Air Patrol.
Sinking a Battleship and Dodging Kamikaze Attack in WWII
During the U.S.-led invasion of the Philippines in October 1944, a fleet of Japanese battleships attempted to run the 47-mile Surigao Strait. But U.S. 7th Fleet Support force and the USS Melvin with Phil Hollywood onboard were standing in the way.
The First Battle of Vietnam | The Battle of la Drang - AARP
In the first major engagement of the war between regular U.S. and North Vietnamese forces, Col. Tony Nadal and his fellow 3rd Brigade, 1st Calvary Division launched the first heliborne assault of its kind against the North Vietnamese forces.
The Arlington Ladies: Burying America’s Heroes - AARP
Meet Sandra Griffin, a leader in today’s all-volunteer Arlington Ladies community. The Air Force Arlington Ladies have not missed a single airman's funeral since 1948, and Arlington Ladies for other branches also have attended services.
The Battle of Tal Afar - Gary Villalobos - AARP
In the Battle of Tal Afar, Sergeant Gary Villalobos and lieutenant colonel Terrence Crowethe are ambushed in an alleyway by insurgents.
The Battle of la Drang - Tony Nadal - AARP
Vietnam in 1965, Ramon "Tony" Nadal and his outnumbered troops are in a fight for survival in the Batttle of Ia Drang.
"A Filipino American Story" - AARP
AARP celebrates Filipino History Month in October with a series of stories, starting with this video that tells the story of Filipinos in the United States.
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