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41 Troops Who Just Returned Home

41 Troops Who Just Returned Home

Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran. (From the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War) http://wrhstol.com/27r1Wo1

This photo, from the collection of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, shows Alice Carey Risley, the last surviving Civil War battlefield nurse, receiving a kiss from a veteran. 1936 - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Charles Durning served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Drafted at age 21, he was first assigned as a rifleman with the 398th Infantry Regiment, and later served overseas with the 3rd Army Support troops and the 386th Anti-aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion. For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Heart medals.[2]  Durning participated in the Normandy Invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was among the first…

Charles Durning served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Drafted at age 21, he was first assigned as a rifleman with the 398th Infantry Regiment, and later served overseas with the 3rd Army Support troops and the 386th Anti-aircraft Artillery (AAA) Battalion. For his valor and the wounds he received during the war, Durning was awarded the Silver Star and three Purple Heart medals.[2] Durning participated in the Normandy Invasion of France on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and was among the first…

Edward G. Robinson-WW1-was too old for WW2 but gave money and traveled to entertain troops. (Actor)

Romanian born actor Edward G. too old for but gave money and traveled to entertain troops.

lleta Sullivan reads a letter from the U.S. Navy. She received two letters from F.D.R. in February of 1943. The first informed her of the death of her five sons in the line of duty, the second sent later requested her presence at the christening of the destroyer U.S.S. Sullivans named in their honor.

The Sullivan brothers' mother. The Sullivan brothers were five siblings who were all killed in action during or shortly after the sinking of the light cruiser USS Juneau the vessel on which they all served, around November in World War II.

Marlene Dietrich, "a German who had renounced her country following the rise of the Nazis and rejected Hitler's request that she return--became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get." " When asked why she had traveled to war zones to entertain and comfort Allied troops, she famously and simply replied, "aus Anstand." "It was the decent thing to do.""

Marlene Dietrich, became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get.

Young JFK!

was a Patrol Torpedo boat commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade John F. Kennedy in the Pacific Theater during World War II

Real heroes / iFunny :)

My dad and I before our first fixed winged flight in naval aircraft. Taken 3 decades apart.

Gerald R. Ford, Jr., United States Navy Lieutenant Years of service: 19421946. Served on USS Monterey. Earned 10 battle stars.

Gerald R., United States Navy Lieutenant Years of service: Served on USS Monterey. maybe my son is sleeping in the same bunk that the president slept in.

Charles Joyce Chibitty (November 20, 1921 – July 20, 2005) was a Native American and United States Army code talker in World War II, who helped transmit coded messages in the Comanche (Nʉmʉnʉʉ) language on the battlefield as a radio operator in the European Theatre of the war.

Charles Joyce Chibitty (November 1921 – July was a Comanche Numunu code talker, who spoke in his native language to relay messages for the United States Army during the European Theatre of World War II

Fred Garrett, Louis Zamperini. I would highly recommend  reading the book, 'Unbroken', about Louis Zamperini.

Unbroken: Louis Zamperini Life Lessons

New York Times: Louis Zamperini, Olympian, and 'Unbroken' war survivor, dies at

1st Lieutenant Aleda E. Lutz, a celebrated flight nurse, flew 196 missions and evacuated over 3,500 men. She flew more hours than any other flight nurse that served during the war. After her C-47 was shot down in 1944, she was awarded the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters and posthumously received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

LT Aleda Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate over 3500 wounded servicemembers, logging the most flight hours of any nurse. Lutz was killed in 1944 when her plane crashed in Italy.

In the early 1950s, Nimoy served as a member of the United States Army Reserve. He served for eighteen months in Special Services at Ft. McPherson in Georgia

Leonard Nimoy in the U. Army Reserves 1953 - 1955 Live long and prosper, dear friend!

A rare photo of Captain Ronald Reagan during World War II

A rare photo of Captain Ronald Reagan during World War II. He was disqualified from combat because of poor eyesight. He spent the war making training films.

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