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Mar 27, 2013 at 2:29 PM
A 1941 Pearl Harbor victim's Purple Heart found along a California road has been returned to his East Texas family thanks to a teacher and his students.
Mar 12, 2013 at 8:11 AM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of the Distinguished Warfare Medal, which was to be awarded to troops who operate drones and use other technological skills to fight America's wars from afar.
Feb 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Tennnnnn-hut, ladies! The next time Uncle Sam comes calling, he's probably going to want you, too.
Feb 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM
A Southern California woman who grew up knowing little of her father — a heroic casualty of World War II — is now the proud owner of his long-lost battle medals, including a Silver Star and Purple Heart.
Feb 17, 2013 at 8:31 AM
On Sunday, decades after he won it, Hyla Merin will receive her father's Purple Heart, along with a Silver Star she never knew he'd won and a half-dozen other medals.
Jan 25, 2013 at 7:21 AM
Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama.
Dec 27, 2012 at 4:40 PM
A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.
Dec 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge.
Dec 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM
A wounded World War II veteran says someone stole his Purple Heart and other medals from his San Diego County home.
Nov 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Four female military service members have filed a lawsuit challenging the Pentagon's ban on women serving in combat.
Jul 26, 2012 at 4:30 PM
A driver killed when his pickup went off the road last week earned the Purple Heart after losing a leg in an IED attack, the first casualty for Oregon's 41st Infantry Battalion after arriving in Iraq in 2009.
Jun 7, 2012 at 12:28 PM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A military veteran in Southern California is accused of falsely claiming he was wounded in Vietnam in order to get nearly $60,000 in benefits.
Mar 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A candlelight vigil is planned Wednesday to honor Vernon Valenzuela, an advocate for veterans who died Monday at the age of 63.

Valenzuela started the Veterans Justice Program to give legal help to vets. He...
Mar 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM
A candlelight vigil is planned Wednesday to honor Vernon Valenzuela, an advocate for veterans who died Monday at the age of 63.
Mar 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Neighbors of a Washington state man accused of gunning down 16 Afghan women and children in a nighttime rampage describe him as a family man who was "just one of the guys."