[Blog] Poem of a WWII U.S. Veteran: ‘The VA Pharmacy’

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Author: Emmy Lu Daly Date: May 20, 2013 “Now serving #156 at Station #3.” One by one, on and on. Dumbed and numbed Veterans all. WWII, Korea, Vietnam, distant wars now. WWII- the “good” war Korea- the “forgotten” war Vietnam- the “wasted” war. #156 slowly raises his head, pushed his … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
A Lesson Learned on Omaha Beach

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Dan Farley, part of the U.S. Company “A” 5th Ranger Battalion that landed on Omaha Beach during D-Day. He explains what it was like to be in combat and describes bullets whizzing by his body, as well as the lesson he learned that saved his life many times.

Invasion of Normandy
WWII Vet: ‘When We Got to the Beach, There Was No Segregation’

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Charles Sprowl, a veteran who served as an army technician in the U.S. First Unit Special Brigade, landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day with his unit. He describes the camaraderie that was created when landing on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Sprowl explains that there was no … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
Learn About the Elite ‘Screaming Angels’ on D-Day

Easy Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, the "Screaming Eagles." Source: Unknown.

“I think adrenaline was such that you didn’t have the normal response to this kind of thing. You had an urgency…you had to start doing something and doing it quickly or you were in big trouble.” -Sergeant Bill Coleman Paratroopers of the Easy “E” Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
From Utah Beach to Closing the Falaise Pocket

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Robert Baldridge, a corporal in the U.S. Army, describes what it was like to land on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944 and the days following the Normandy Landings. Baldridge explains what happened during the Battle of Mortain all the way to the Battle of the Falaise Pocket: “There were … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
Two Thousand African-Americans Fought on D-Day

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African-American soldiers reflect on the Normandy Invasion that took place on June 6, 1944. One veteran emotionally reacts to the cemetery that honors the Americans who fought on Omaha Beach at Pointe du Hoc hill. Allen Price describes being part of the 32 75th Quartermaster Company on D-Day: “Blood all … Continue reading

Vietnam War
‘Momma, Momma…’ Vietnam Vet Recalls Recovering the Slain


Veteran Donald “Frenchy” LeFebvre signed up for the Vietnam War because he felt it was his duty.  He had the harrowing job of recovering the dead and injured, who often called out–like anyone would–for their mothers. A lighter job was escorting Bob Hope and Vida Blue to United Service Organizations Inc. … Continue reading

Invasion of Normandy
A Veteran Remembers His Close Call on Omaha Beach

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World War II veteran Torre Tobiassen recalls how Beach Master Joe Vaghi saved his life on D-Day as he and his battalion took Omaha Beach during the Normandy Campaign. Tobiassen also talks about his family taking him to see the movie, Saving Private Ryan, due to the D-Day scene in … Continue reading