Category Archives: Feature Stories

Remembering D-Day, June 6th 1944

D-Day, June 6, 1944 – U.S. Army Complete Broadcast Day D-Day (June 6, 1944) Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now – The Atlantic The lead P-51 below flew four sorties over Normandy on D-Day and was recently restored:

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New to Civilian Life? Tips for Financing a Car

One of the biggest adjustments newly-minted veterans can face is getting approved for loans. Once you’re out of the service, you’ll probably want, if not need, a reliable car. Even if you already have a car, it’s a good bet … Continue reading

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Veterans Find Help In Going Back to School

Colleges are enrolling veterans at record numbers in 2014 and much of that is thanks to the assistance our country gives to veterans who want to pursue an education. But returning to college after a life in the service is … Continue reading

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A Nation In Decline?

There is much discussion if the United States is in decline; I for one believe we are. What happened to the days when America built the hydroelectric dams in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the dams along the Columbia River … Continue reading

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Run For the Wall: Preparing for a Ride Across the US

In 1989, motorcyclists and Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans set out on a two-wheeled mission across America to raise awareness about the ‚Äúthousands of men and women [in the armed forces] still unaccounted for from all of our … Continue reading

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Returning Veterans Have Access to Many Benefits

Returning from service overseas can be a difficult transition for veterans and their families. Private citizens, corporate entities, and government agencies may all be grateful for the service that you provided during your time in uniform, but even so, they … Continue reading

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Why We Died? America’s War Veterans Betrayed Again…

Updated 10 Jan 2014 Newsletter comment: America’s brave Iraq & Afghanistan vets are now asking themselves the very same questions we who fought in Vietnam have done all these many years after the fall of South Vietnam; what was it … Continue reading

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From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Video of our Christmas memories from 2008-2012. God Bless and enjoy the miracle of the season! – Roger

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GM and U.S. Army Partner to Use New Technology in Cars

In the ongoing pursuit of greener and more fuel-efficient vehicle technology, General Motors has joined forces with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC) to develop and test new hydrogen fuel cell technology. Both GM and … Continue reading

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Remembering President John F. Kennedy

50 years ago: JFK’s tragic final hours – FoxNews – 22 Nov 13 Newsletter comment: Anyone that was alive that day remembers this tragedy all too well. I was in Mr. Lumley’s history class when he announced to the class … Continue reading

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“The Longest Day” performed by the Cadet Glee Club of West Point

Sent to us from a fellow Silver Spur, Clayton Marsh. An excellent YouTube video:

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20th Anniversary of Vietnam Women’s Memorial

Vietnam Women’s Memorial celebrates 20 years on the Mall – Seattle Times – 9 Nov 13 20-Years Ago, Pam was there: Courtesy of Pam Young Courtesy of Pam Young Courtesy of Pam Young Pam’s Tribute to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Auburn, WA – 2013

For Veterans Day 2013, Auburn, WA. once again hosted the 1/2-scale size of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Auburn Veterans Park. Our personal thanks to all those who made this event possible. – Roger & Pam Young Click on the … Continue reading

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Vietnam Bronze Map Dedication

Took place at the Boeing Museum of Flight on November 10th, 2013: PDF: Vietnam Bronze Map Dedication Program          

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How to End a War by George J. Veith

PDF: How to End a War by George J. Veith – America’s exit from Vietnam should not be our template in Afghanistan

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Help for Active-Duty Military & Vets Trying to Get Out of Debt

More than a quarter of military families carry credit card debt over $10,000, a Finra Investor Education Foundation survey found. In addition, a third of those surveyed found it difficult to make ends meet, and half of them had no … Continue reading

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Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage

Submitted by fellow Spur, Clayton Marsh. Description: On May 24, 1973, President and First Lady Nixon hosted American Prisoners of War held captive in Vietnam for the largest dinner ever held at the White House. 40 years later, the Richard … Continue reading

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4 Money-Saving Tips for Veterans

After military service, veterans can struggle with daily life after serving for such a long time, even monetarily. For example, veterans experienced an unemployment rate of 9.9. percent in 2012, CNN Money reports. For veterans who are out of work … Continue reading

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The 6 Military Vehicles We Wish We Could Drive

Life in the service is dangerous and grueling, but it doesn’t come without a few perks. One such advantage is the opportunity to drive some of the most technologically advanced, innovative vehicles known to man. These diverse machines are built … Continue reading

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Countdown to Cripple Creek: Rev Up and Ride with the Vets

Once a year, the small town of Cripple Creek, Colo., waves their best red, white and blue banners to welcome bikers from all over the country. All gather with one solitary purpose: to honor the men and women who have … Continue reading

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