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Tuskegee Airman Still Flying High

As the number of World War II veterans continues to dwindle, learning what we can from them becomes more important. Especially those who fought not only our enemies overseas, but also prejudice at home. The African Americans who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be among the most inspiring. At 95, Richard Hall is among a small handful who remain. He shares his thoughts, his memories and wisdom about war and life.

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Singing for the Soul

Since she was a young girl, music has always been a major part of Jodi Tassos’ life, and at the age of 80, her love of the arts only continues to grow. For the past 14 years, she’s nurtured the musical education of those 55 and older as director of the Young at Heart Chorale. Come along as the group performs for a very special audience: a group of veterans residing at a VA Hospital.

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Terry McGowan

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Three decades after leaving the Marine Corps, Terry McGowan came out of retirement to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan — in his 50s. He breaks the silence of war in his fascinating new book and shares what it’s really like for our men and women serving on the frontlines.

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Military Legend Shares His Memories of D-Day

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Raaen enjoyed a long and distinguished military career that included excelling at West Point, storming the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam. Now 93, he doesn’t like to look back but he knows it’s important to preserve his stories for history. He shares his remarkable memories.

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Do You Know These War Veterans?

Do you know the people or places in these photos? They feature World War II veterans, captured on film but so far, unidentified. The Rescued Film Project has undertaken a massive project — taking previously undeveloped rolls of film, found in locations all over the world and processing them in the hopes that people can help put names to the faces and places featured in the photos.

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Ernie Andrus

World War II vet Ernie Andrus is 91 years old and always looking for a new adventure. So he’s currently running — yes, running! — across the country on a mission to preserve an important battleship and return it to Normandy Beach.

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Alene Duerk

Alene Duerk is a true American pioneer. She shares the fascinating story of how she rose through the ranks, from registered nurse to becoming the nation’s first rear admiral. Now 94, she’s still as passionate and engaged as ever.

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Mike Savicki

You never know what you have inside you until you’re put in a position where you’re challenged. Mike Savicki became paralyzed in a freak accident and he shares what he’s learned about overcoming any obstacle in life.

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