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  1. 1941 USA declares war on Japan. Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Milburn Manning is 1 of first casualties. Killed Kaneohe Bay had arrived 9 days earlier from USS Arizona (BB 39). Interred NMCP, you can leave a tribute at

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  2. On Dec. 7, 1941, Willett “Will” Lehner was aboard USS Ward (DD-139), a World War I “four-stacker” patrolling the entrance to Pearl Harbor. Lehner, a mess cook and number four gun ammunition handler, spent the entire war aboard USS Ward.

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  3. Of the 2,341 service members killed at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, nine who died are buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

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  4. Commemorating Civil Air Patrol’s 80th anniv, members visited its 1st nat. commander, Maj. Gen. John Curry, interred Ft. Logan NC in Denver. In World War II, CAP flew 24 million miles, spotting 173 German sub. Leave a tribute at

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! As you gather with family to reflect on life’s blessings, take a moment to think of the Veterans who have served our country. We owe our freedom to them and we should always remember their sacrifices. Every day is a great day to care for a Veteran.

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  6. Final respects to Veteran Seaman Kenneth Stokely buried at Ft. Sill National Cemetery yesterday. Community showed support for the who died with no next of kin. VFW Post 1193 accepted the flag on behalf.

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  7. & today toured Fargo NC. Later joined them to visit the ND Veterans Cemetery in Mandan. VA works with States, Territories and Tribes to ensure Veterans have access the burial benefits their service has earned for them.

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  8. recipient Duane Edgar Dewey and wife Bertha were laid to rest yesterday at Florida National Cemetery. Marine Reserve Cpl. Duane Edgar Dewey, a Medal of Honor recipient of the Korean War, died in Saint Augustine, Florida, on Oct. 11 at age 89.

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  9. Nov. 2, 1917, 16th Infantry Reg., was attacked at Bathlémont, France. Sgt. Edgar M. Halyburton & Pvt Clyde Grimsley were captured by Germans, 1st US POWs. Both are buried at NCA cemeteries. read their story:

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  10. Cherokee 1st Lieut. Jack Montgomery, joined 45th Infantry Division during World War II earning . Destroyed 3 enemy strongpoints near Padiglione in 1944. Leave a tribute for him here:

    1st Lieutenant Jack Montgomery, a Cherokee who earned the Medal of Honor in Italy.
    Gravestone of Army 1st Lieutenant Jack Montgomery who earned the Medal of Honor in Italy.
    1st Lieut. Jack Montgomery, who earned the Medal of Honor in Italy.
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  11. Nov 11

    “I miss him dearly” Maria Zito remembers her husband Donald Zito on Veterans Day at Riverside National Cemetery.

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  12. Nov 11

    Family and friends visit their loved ones on Veterans Day at Riverside National Cemetery.

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  13. Nov 11
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  14. Beautiful Quantico National Cemetery, just outside Washington DC is the type of national shrine Veterans deserve as a final resting place. Thank you to all brave men and women who have sacrificed on our behalf! !

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  15. 1775 was founded when the Continental Congress ordered two battalions of Marines be raised for service as landing forces with the fleet. Quantico National Cemetery is located on land that was part of the U.S. Marine Corps training base adjacent to Quantico in Virginia.

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  16. Nov 8

    The Rock Island National Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony will be Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.; Lt. Gen. Antonio A. Aguto Jr., CG, , is the keynote speaker.

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  17. An interment ceremony was held for Korean War PFC John Albert Shelemba at Great Lakes National Cemetery Thursday. He was presumed dead on December 31, 1953. On September 13, 2019, identified his remains thanks to advancements in forensic technologies.

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  18. . Kiowa, most decorated Native American 1st Lieut. Pascal Poolaw Sr., World War II, Korea & Vietnam Vet. 42 decorations, 4 Silver & 5 Bronze Stars. Interred Fort Sill Post Cemetery with VA marker.

    Pascal Poolaw Sr. the most decorated Native American in U.S. history.
    Gravestone for Pascal Poolaw Sr. the most decorated Native American in U.S. military history.
    Poolaw at ceremony before he deployed to Vietnam.
    Poolaw's bust at the National Hall of Fame of Famous American Indians.
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  20. See this great short presentation by NCA benefits by outreach officer Larry Provost ---VA National Cemetery Administration at ROA National Convention via

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