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  • Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary
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    Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary

    Six Tuskegee Airmen appeared on stage at the National Archives to mark the 75th anniversary of their first deployment in 1943. The World War II veterans talked about their combat…

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  • Medal of Honor Recipients
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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor during combat. Three recipients -- two who received their medals for actions in the Vietnam War, and a third for his service in…

    266 views
  • Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    Two U.S. Marine Corps officers and a U.S. Coast Guard captain talked about their personal experiences as women in the armed services in a panel discussion titled, “Leading Military Women:…

    285 views
  • Vietnam War Ace Fighter Pilot
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    Vietnam War Ace Fighter Pilot

    Retired Air Force Brigadier General Steve Ritchie described the training and experiences that enabled him to shoot down five enemy MIG jets during the Vietnam War. The last American to…

    587 views
  • Segregated Soldiers in World War II
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    Segregated Soldiers in World War II

    A member of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first unit of African American fighter pilots, and a veteran who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, comprised of Japanese American soldiers,…

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  • Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections
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    Battle of Midway 75th Anniversary Recollections

    Four World War II Navy veterans who participated in the Battle of the Midway in June of 1942 recounted their experiences. The United States sank four Japanese aircraft carriers at the…

    555 views
  • Holocaust Survivor Emanuel Mandel
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    Holocaust Survivor Emanuel Mandel

    Holocaust survivor Emanuel “Manny” Mandel recalled his experiences as a young boy after the Nazi’s occupied his hometown of Budapest, Hungary, in March of 1944. Mr. Mandel and his family…

    556 views
  • Recollections of World War II Air and Sea Attacks
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    Recollections of World War II Air and Sea Attacks

    Three World War II veterans talked about their wartime experiences. The panel included a Pearl Harbor survivor, a member of the famed Doolittle Raiders, and a U.S. Navy ace pilot. The…

    117 views
  • The Battle of Midway
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    The Battle of Midway

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences at the Battle of Midway. They stressed the importance of the American victory and how it signified a turning point in the war with…

    657 views
  • Military Leadership
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    Military Leadership

    Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Peter Pace talked about his military experiences and leadership. This talk was part of an annual conference hosted by the American Veterans Center.

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  • Recollections from World War II
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    Recollections from World War II

    Three World War II veterans talked about their experiences as fighter pilots. This talk was part of a three day conference hosted by the American Veterans Center.

    331 views
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Three Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan spoke about their experiences. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor during combat given…

    484 views
  • Women Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    U.S. Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Mary Cunningham (Retired) and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Angela Maness talked about their personal experiences as women trailblazers in the…

    577 views
  • 101st Airborne in World War II
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    101st Airborne in World War II

    Colonel Edward Shames (Retired), one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, recalled his World War II experiences. Colonel Shames told the story of the “Screamin' Eagles”…

    912 views
  • Silver Star Medal Recipients
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    Silver Star Medal Recipients

    Two Silver Star recipients spoke about their experiences in the Vietnam War and Korean War. The Silver Star is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member…

    719 views
  • World War II and the Holocaust
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    World War II and the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivors Henry Greenbaum and Emanuel “Manny” Mandel talked about how they were singled out, sent to concentration camps, and eventually liberated. The two survivors were joined by Colonel Edward…

    590 views
  • World War II Legends and Trailblazers
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    World War II Legends and Trailblazers

    World War II veterans and others talked about their wartime experiences and accomplishments in the face of racial and gender prejudices. This program was part of the American Veterans…

    233 views
  • emFirst SEALsem
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    First SEALs

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit, in which he recounts the beginnings of the U.S. Navy SEALs, first formed…

    592 views
  • Medal of Honor Recipients
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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Medal of Honor recipients talked about their inspirations for joining the military and how they believe receiving the medal changed the perceptions of those around them, including their…

    323 views
  • Discussion with Veterans
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    Reminiscences on Military Service

    Former Marine Corps Commandant General P.X. Kelley (Ret.) talked about his life and career from witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack as a boy, through the Vietnam War, to being commandant of…

    869 views
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