World War II veteran celebrates his 100th birthday—Happy birthday, Phagan!

U.S. 02/05/20, 06:41

Dewitt Phagan, a Georgia World War II veteran, celebrated a major milestone—his 100th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. On Saturday, Feb. 1, Phagan's family, friends, and the community took the opportunity to celebrate and thank the veteran for his service. They all packed into Cedar Grove School near Dublin where the ...

Texas World War II nurse turns 100th birthday

U.S. 11/28/19, 16:16

A World War II veteran from Austin, Texas, is turning 100 and her family is asking the community to send birthday cards in honor of her service as well as for reaching birthday triple digits! Second Lt. Willie Evelyn Tucker served in the Army as a nurse and she’s turning 100 ...

World War II veteran, 95, awarded high school diploma in Oklahoma

U.S. 11/08/19, 07:52

A 95-year-old World War II veteran from Claremore, Oklahoma, was awarded his high school diploma on Thursday, Nov. 7. Cpl. Lewie Shaw dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Marine Corps in 1943, KOKI-TV reported. On Thursday, Claremore High School Navy Junior ROTC presented Shaw with a cap, a ...

Huge crowd shows up in Sarasota to honor Florida veteran who died alone

U.S. 10/01/19, 16:32

Hundreds of people proudly came together in Sarasota, Florida today, Oct. 1, to say goodbye to an Army veteran, Edward Karl Pearson, who died alone. The flood of attendees backed up traffic, threatening to delay the service itself. Many of them were fellow veterans. Pearson, a Naples resident, had no immediate family ...

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