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WATCH: Navy crew serenades 98-year-old veteran with 'Anchors Aweigh'

World War II veteran Ernest Thompson recently became an internet sensation after a video of him went viral. Posted by Jonathan Williams on Friday, August 19, 2016 >> Click here to watch For many years, Thompson made a point to travel to the Pacific Battleship Center, the current home of the USS ...

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Proposal could give less taxpayer money to divorced spouses of troops

A new proposal in Congress could send less taxpayer money to divorced spouses of U.S. military personnel. It’s part of a bill amendment that would change the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. Right now, retirement pay is awarded to ex-spouses based on the rank and years of service at ...

Wyatt Gillette was made an Honory Marine Saturday. He lost his battle with rare genetic condition Sunday.

Child dies a day after being named honorary Marine

An 8-year-old from California was named an honorary Marine on Saturday.  Wyatt Gillette, 8, battled Aicardi-Goutieres syndome, a rare genetic disorder that would cause seizures and kidney failure, KABC reported.  His father, Jeremiah Gillette, is a Marine drill instructor. His fellow Marines helped make Gillette's wish come true: to make ...

FILE - In this April 1977 file photo, San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk sits in the mayor's office during the signing of the city's gay rights bill in San Francisco. The late gay rights leader Milk already has schools, streets and parks named in his honor. Soon, a U.S. Navy ship will join the list. A Navy official said Friday, July 29, 2016, that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus notified Congress earlier this month that a new fleet of replenishment oilers being built in San Diego will be named for Milk and five other civil and human rights icons. (AP Photo/File)

The U.S. Navy is honoring gay rights activist Harvey Milk

The U.S. Navy is naming a ship after gay rights activist Harvey Milk. "I'm going to call upon the gay community to come out now, keep the education going, keep talking one-to-one," Milk said at a rally in 1978. >> Read more trending stories Before Milk became the first openly gay elected official to ...

In this Sept. 21, 2015 photo provided by the City of Jacksonville, the monument for the Montford Point Marines, the nation's first black Marines, is seen in Jacksonville, N.C. Forty-five Montford Point Marines are scheduled to attend the dedication Friday, July 29, 2016, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens. (Lisa Miller, City of Jacksonville via AP)

Camp Lejeune dedicates monument to first black Marines

A new structure is was dedicated at Camp Lejeune in Raleigh, North Carolina, Friday. The Marine Corps Times reported that a new monument honors the first African-Americans who joined the Marine Corps in the form of a 900-pound, 15-feet tall bronze statue, marking the completion of the first phase of ...

Convenience store employee fired after confrontation with veteran who is double amputee

An employee at a convenience store in Pennsylvania has been fired after a confrontation with a veteran and double amputee who parked in a handicap spot. Marine veteran Brandon Rumbaugh said he and his girlfriend stopped Sunday afternoon at the store. When his girlfriend went into the store, a customer ...

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18:  Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

War hero Marcus Luttrell steals show at RNC when he ditches teleprompter, gets real

Marcus Luttrell, a.k.a. the "Lone Survivor" and subject of a Mark Wahlberg film about a famous military skirmish he survived, spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention Monday night. >> Read more trending stories After a brief introduction from former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Luttrell appeared in support of presumptive GOP ...

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Iraqi War veteran dies during fist fight

He survived serving in Iraq and earned one of the highest American honors, but a local war hero died during a fist fight in Georgia. Authorities say 38-year-old Wesley Braswell died on Wednesday after being involved in a fight at a home in Albany, Georgia. The father of three, from Atlanta, was armed ...

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Troubling number of veterans still committing suicide

On Thursday, the Department of Veterans Affairs released new statistics about veteran suicide. On average, 20 veterans died from suicide every day in 2014, according to the VA. >> Read more trending stories This is the first study in which the VA looked at records from all 50 states between ...

PARRIS ISLAND, SC - United States Marine Corps senior drill instructor Staff Sergeant Hugo Cherena (C) of Waterbury, Connecticut addresses his recruits during boot camp Parris Island, South Carolina. The boot camp is the same location Raheel Siddiqui was training at when he died. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Marine recruit's death spurs important investigation

The investigation into a U.S. Marine recruit's death is widening into a larger look at the culture of Marine boot camps. Raheel Siddiqui was a 20-year-old former high school valedictorian who was training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He died in March after falling 40 feet from a staircase. The ...

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