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].
"Just three years after the Berlin Airlift and as Americans were still fighting in the Korean War, American leaders needed to know if the Soviet military was establishing an airfield capable of basing fighter aircraft, TU-4 bombers and establishing radar facilities in an unknown arctic Soviet territory.
"To determine if the Soviets were expanding into the artic area that could have made American and NATO targets vulnerable to an attack, Tech. Sgt. Roscoe Lindsay and 11 other aircrew members on an RB-50E based at Thule Air Base, Greenland, flew their jet to photograph the area to find out without a shadow of a doubt."
The Dallas Morning News has details on updated status of Civil War records with the National Archives and how much it costs to get copies.
CNN reporting on a new report from the VA on the widely debated "Gulf War Syndrome" written by Johns Hopkins University's Institute of Medicine which is part of the National Academy of Sciences. The report was authorized by Congress.
While VeteranStories.us has not read the report, the CNN piece actually seems to create more questions than answers.
The Washington State Columbain.com has a must read for any World War II history buff or supporter of Veteran stories. The article examines the recent historic reunion at Vancouver's Pearson Field Air Museum of 76 members of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who served during World War II.