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New AMEDD Museum exhibits bring history alive for visitors
January 17, 2020
This scene depicting a medic treating a wounded dispatch rider in a French town after the D-Day invasion in 1944 is one of two new diorama displays at the U.S. Army Medical Department Museum at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston

World War II nurse turns 100, recalls war experiences
December 13, 2019
Freda Haworth Coate (front row, right) holds the Army Nurse Corps Association coin given to her by Lt. Col. Karen Santiago (back row, left) and Lt. Col. Teresa Shiels, both with the 228 Combat Support Hospital in San Antonio. The coin was given to Coate during her 100th birthday celebration Nov. 20 in Leander, Texas. Coate served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in World War II in the South Pacific from 1943-45.

Remains of World War II service members laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
November 8, 2019
More than 70 years after they died fighting for their country, the remains of two World War II service members were laid to rest during separate services at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in early November. Funeral services were held for 2nd Lt. Toney Gochnauer Nov. 4 and 2nd Lt. Ernest Matthews Jr. Nov. 5.

Joint Base San Antonio honors the 'Greatest Generation'
August 23, 2019
Brig. Gen. Walter Duzzny (left), deputy commanding general of U.S. Army North, listens to the stories of Tuskegee Airmen James Bynum and Theodore Johnson after a ceremony honoring World War II Veterans for their service and sacrifice at the Military and Family Readiness Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Aug. 20. The ceremony was hosted by the FSH Survivor Outreach Services Support Program in partnership with the FSH Gold Star Families as a way to honor the WWII veterans who were unable to travel to France for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Navy Recruiting District San Antonio honors World War II Merchant Marine
August 15, 2019
Navy Lt. j.g. Kathleen Spyrnal, an officer programs operations officer assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, presented a certificate of appreciation to World War II Merchant Marine Ray Denison during an Alamo Honor Flight Breakfast Aug. 14. Attended by other WWII veterans, the breakfast also served as a venue to celebrate Denison’s 100th birthday.

GIs remember D-day, 75 years later
June 6, 2019
U.S. Soldiers disembark a landing craft under heavy fire off the coast of Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.

Women's History Month: Saving lives as World War II flight nurse
March 13, 2019
U.S. Army Air Corps flight nurse 1st Lt. Madeline “Del” D’Eletto comforts three wounded soldiers on a flight from the east coast of the U.S. to a Texas hospital.

Soaring Valor flight brings World War II veterans, high school students together for New Orleans trip
October 19, 2018
A World War II veteran holds his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance at the conclusion of a sendoff ceremony at the San Antonio International Airport Oct. 17 which saw 40 WWII veterans take off for a trip to New Orleans to visit the National World War II Museum. The Soaring Valor program, sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation, helped send the veterans and 40 high school Student companions from Dallas, to the museum.

World War II aircrew member posthumously honored at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
October 4, 2018
A portrait by Colin Kimball of Bobby J. Younger, with B-17 and Ball Belly Turret depicted. The family of Younger, a World War II bombardier killed in action in 1944, were presented with Younger’s military awards posthumously received from the Department of the Army.

Doolittle Raiders honored during 74th anniversary at JBSA-Randolph
April 19, 2016
Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole, co-pilot of Aircraft No. 1 of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, raises a glass to toast the 74th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid April 18 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. On the same day in 1942, Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle led a select team of 80 pilots, gunners, navigators and bombardiers to execute a surprise attack over the islands of Japan in retaliation after the sneak attack at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941.  Cole, at 100-years-old, is one of two remaining survivors of the Doolittle Raid.  Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, who was unable to attend, is the second survivor.