137 veterans arrested for ‘illegal gathering’

World 09/26/21, 21:18

Authorities swiftly detained more than 100 former armed forces personnel for protesting on Sept. 13. A total of 137 veterans were arrested for publicly criticizing the Central Military Commission's Mail and Telephone Office in Beijing, China. A further 63 tried to join but were "stopped" before reaching their destination. The group was ...

America’s oldest living WWII veteran celebrates 112th birthday

U.S. 09/14/21, 05:17

The oldest living World War II veteran in the U.S., a Louisiana man, has turned 112 years old. The Veterans Affairs confirmed he is America’s oldest living veteran. Lawrence Brooks was feted with a birthday drive-by at his home in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 12, with video showing the bespectacled vet ...

World War II veteran celebrates his 100th birthday—Happy birthday, Phagan!

U.S. 02/05/20, 06:41

Dewitt Phagan, a Georgia World War II veteran, celebrated a major milestone—his 100th birthday on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. On Saturday, Feb. 1, Phagan's family, friends, and the community took the opportunity to celebrate and thank the veteran for his service. They all packed into Cedar Grove School near Dublin where the ...

Texas World War II nurse turns 100th birthday

U.S. 11/28/19, 16:16

A World War II veteran from Austin, Texas, is turning 100 and her family is asking the community to send birthday cards in honor of her service as well as for reaching birthday triple digits! Second Lt. Willie Evelyn Tucker served in the Army as a nurse and she’s turning 100 ...

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