Neatorama Posts Tagged "veteran"
The Candy Bomber Flies Again...

(Image: KSL News)From 1948-49, West Berlin was blockaded by the Soviet Union, which hoped to force the three Western occupying powers out of the city. In response, the air forces of the Western powers delivered essential...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/04/The-Candy-Bomber-Flies-Again/
92-Year Old World War II Fighter Pilot Flies a Spitfire Again...

(Image: BBC)Joy Lofthouse, 92, was a pilot with Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. She flew the UK's legendary Spitfire fighter plane. A 2009 article in the Daily Mail describes her experiences. Women...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/10/92-Year-Old-World-War-II-Fighter-Pilot-Flies-a-Spitfire-Again/
America's Oldest Veteran

Richard Arvine Overton of Austin, Texas, plans to...  ...piked coffee. At the age of 107, the World War II veteran deserves to do what he pleases. Overton, who is b...  ...verton, who is believed to be the nation's oldest veteran , told FoxNews.com he’ll likely spend the da...  ...e glad just to sit down a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/26/Americas-Oldest-Veteran/
Hundreds Turn Out for Veteran's Funeral

James ‘Jimmy’ McConnell, a former Royal Marine, died with no surviving family members. The staff at the nursing home in Southsea, Portsmouth, England, where he lived knew little about McConnell and were conce...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/22/Hundreds-Turn-Out-for-Marines-Funeral/
Super Dad Returns Home From Afghanistan Dressed As Captain America...

(YouTube Link) It has to be a great feeling to see your father return home from military duty overseas, but when he comes home dressed as Captain America it elevates him to superhero status. That is, if you're a litt...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/03/23/super-dad-returns-home-from-afghanistan-dressed-as-captain-america/
RIP Florence Green, the Very Last World War I Veteran

In the past year, we brought you the obituaries of...  ...ou the obituaries of Frank Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I and Claude Choules, the last survi...  ...r I and Claude Choules, the last surviving combat veteran of that war. Yesterday, the very last member of t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/07/rip-florence-green-the-very-last-world-war-i-veteran/
96-year-old Veteran Still Donates Blood

Joe Johnson has lived at the Morningside retirement center in Greenwood, South Carolina, for about ten years now. He's been a regular blood donor for most of his life, and sees no reason to stop now. Johnson said in the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/12/27/96-year-old-veteran-still-donates-blood/
Purple Heart Arrives C.O.D....

You've heard the saying, "Freedom isn't free"? Apparently neither is a Purple Heart. Retired Sergeant Major Rob Dickerson was wounded by a rocket blast in Iraq in 2007. It took years of paperwork for the army to decide t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/08/05/purple-heart-arrives-c-o-d/
R.I.P. Claude Choules...

Claude Stanley Choules died today at a nursing hom...  ...the age of 110. Choules was the last known combat veteran of World War I. World War I was raging when Chou...  ...e First World War, a U.S.-based group that tracks veterans . Choules' autobiography is entitled The Last of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/05/r-i-p-claude-choules/
RIP Frank Buckles...

Frank W. Buckles celebrated his 110th birthday on...  ...I. With his death, there are no more surviving US veterans of that war. Buckles, who served as a U.S. Army...  ...dertaken a project to document the last surviving veterans of that war. As the years continued, all but B...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/02/28/rip-frank-buckles/




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