It was reported on Oct. 8, 2006 in the San Diego Union-Tribune that US Marine Col. F. Brooke Nihart passed away on Aug. 30, 2006 at the age of 87 in Fairfax, VA. He was the author of the U.S. Military Code of Conduct that was originally written in 1955, and slightly revised in 1977.
He was a veteran of WWII (Battle of Wake Island & Battle of Okinawa) and the Korean War (Battle of the Punchbowl). During his career he was awarded the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal the Meritorious Service Medal, and Air Medal.
It should also be noted that from 1972 to 1991 he was a historian and deputy director of Marine Corps museums.
WTOC11 has a short news article on WWII veteran Jack Phelps finally getting his military medals earned during his nine years of service.
He joined the U.S. Army when he was 18, and was part of the D-Day Normandy Beach landing. A total of eleven medals were awarded including a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and World War II victory medal.
The Casper Star Tribune has a great article on Korean War veterans returned for reunions and celebrations hosted by South Korea, and getting re-charged to continue to work for state Korean War memorials and national Korean War Museum and Library.
This book tells the "moving personal stories" of those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and at home in support of the Global War On Terrorism (GWOT). It also includes perspectives of friends and family of those serving.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Robert Foley, retired Army Col. Roger Donlon and Army Lt. Col. Gordon Roberts all recently shared their stories and experiences to students at Hanscom Middle School. [newsblaze]
World War II prisoner of war survivor Edward Jackfert who was part of the Bataan Death march and spent nearly all of the war as a POW recently spoke to students at Franciscan University of Steubenville about his experiences. [The Intelligencer].