Latest Veterans News

Korean War soldier killed in 1950 buried after remains IDed

Sep. 20, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Cpl. Walter Smead was finally laid to rest Monday near his rural upstate New York hometown, seven decades after he was killed in the Korean War and months after his remains were officially accounted for with help from DNA analysis. He was...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Rep. Zeldin was treated for leukemia and is now in remission

Sep. 18, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin revealed Saturday that he was diagnosed last November with early stage chronic myeloid leukemia but said he responded well to treatments and is now in remission. Zeldin, a Long Island Republican who's running for New York governor,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Biden is not...

Oldest US veteran of WWII celebrates his 112th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man who is the oldest living World War II veteran in the United States has marked his 112th birthday. Lawrence Brooks celebrated Sunday with a drive-by party at his New Orleans home hosted by the National World War II Museum, The...

Mississippi World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 13, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

VANCLEAVE, Miss. (AP) — A World War II veteran on the Mississippi Coast celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend. Talmage Byrd of Vancleave was born in 1921 and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 20 years old. He said he was influenced to become a member of the...

Rhode Island VFW post renamed in honor of veteran

Sep. 13, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rhode Island has been renamed in honor of a soldier who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and later dedicated his life to helping other veterans in crisis. Post 272 in Warwick was rededicated Saturday as the...

After 71 years, Korean War vet will finally be laid to rest

Sep. 12, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A Korean War veteran from upstate New York who died in action during one of the coldest winters on record is finally coming home. Army Corporal Walter A. Smead's remains were among many that were turned over by the North Korean government in...

Retired Navy officer sentenced to life for child sex abuse

Sep. 11, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A retired Navy officer from Rhode Island has been sentenced to serve life in prison for sexually abusing a child for years. U.S. District Judge John McConnell ordered retired Lt. Cdr. Ronald Zenga to serve the rest of his natural life in federal...

From battlefield to Tokyo: Combat vets vie at Paralympics

Sep. 11, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — The bald, broad-shouldered cyclist has spent years remembering a nighttime road in a faraway city. He can still describe the city’s narrow streets and crushing heat. He talks about the dead end that forced his convoy turn around. And the...