We all mourn our losses in different ways. When Johnnie Dimas, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, lost his wife of 67 years, he went on a journey of discovery, honoring her memory.
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In honor of Veterans Day, Art Shaffer recounts his recent tandem jump with 99 year-old, former paratrooper Jim “Pee Wee” Martin.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Manette Monroe is on a mission to show veterans with PTSD it’s never too late to live the lives they’ve always dreamed about. She’s living proof that sometimes it just takes a little longer to make your dreams come true.
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.
As she celebrates her 100th birthday, Dorothy Johnson celebrates a lifetime of giving back and breaking racial and gender barriers. She shares her secrets of longevity and offers her advice for making your own mark on the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.