Photo of President Barack Obama bestowing the Medal of Honor on retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins

Lives Lost: Alabama Medal of Honor Winner Downplayed Heroism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Decades after the Vietnam War, retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins had a simple way of explaining how he survived mortar attacks and rifle bullets that killed so many people all around him. “What I did is not heroic. What I did w...
Screen image of Agent Orange spraying in Vietnam

My Band of Brothers Died in Vietnam. Only They Didn’t Know It.

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation." — George Washington Diabete...

This Video Brings the Cost of Freedom Close to Home

Since 2013, Central Valley Honor Flight has been thanking area veterans by providing them with expense-paid trips to visit America's service memorials in Washington, D.C. To date, more than 700 World War II ...

They Fought for Our Country. Now They Are Forced to Leave.

Imagine sitting at the San Ysidro border crossing and peering over the horizon. One side is Mexico. One side is California. A constant stream of cars and people on foot easily crosses back and forth, except for a growing brotherhood of deported U.S. veterans. ...