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He and his team were no strangers to getting attacked. But, Williamson said he knew this time was different. It was the worst they’ve experienced in the six months they had already been deployed. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/92150/combat-medic-shares-story-about-just-doing-his-job#ixzz22UkL0rrY

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Boots for each fallen hero during the Afghanistan/Iraq war

“I decided to re-enlist today because the Army is a great place for me. Throughout the past 12 years, I have given my life to the Army and the Army has paid me back in many ways.” –Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy K. Schwanke Caption: (Left to right) Capt. Christopher McWhirter administers the re-enlistment oath to Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy K. Schwanke, a native of Newport News, Va., onboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. (DVIDS photo by Sgt. John Ortiz. Used with permission.)

Our very own, 97-years-young Operation Gratitude Supervisor, Steve "WWII Guy" Politis, was featured in a Los Angeles Daily News story this week! We are blessed to know and work alongside Steve. He is a tireless volunteer and an example to us all: http://www.dailynews.com/social-affairs/20141030/math-whiz-steven-politis-still-teaching-at-97

A soldier pauses after placing a flag at the grave of Army Maj. Douglas E. Sloan in Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60, where servicemembers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Over 220,000 flags were placed at the cemetery Thursday in an annual Memorial Day weekend ceremony. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Marine Sgt. Matthew Abbate will receive the Navy Cross for his heroism Oct. 14, 2010, in Afghanistan. Abbate, with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., was killed in action just six weeks later.

Cliff Roberts stands next to a portrait with his wife of 67 years, Marcyene, who died about four years ago. They were married three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor. "I told her I had to go," said Roberts, who served as a gunner on a boat that dropped off soldiers at Normandy on D-Day.

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan battle hero Clinton Romesha

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Afghan battle hero retired Sgt. Major Clinton Romesha (Photo: Mandel Ngan / AFP - Getty Images) 2/11/13 The ceremony was so touching.

...honoring five of Kentucky's living Medal of Honor recipients...