Every Sailor has a Story

     Maybe you remember the landing at Normandy. Or storming Berlin in 1945. Maybe you served in the jungles of Vietnam, the rocky hills of Afghanistan or the city streets of Baghdad. Wherever you've answered the call of duty, now there's one place you can
share your story.

     The U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
Navy Log
is home to thousands of names, photographs and stories from the brave men
and women who have served in the U.S. Sea Services. If you are a former or current Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine service person, then your name and your story belong in the Navy Log.

     We remember each one, such good men.

     This article is provided by  Terry L. Garlock. We all know Memorial Day is more than barbeque and pool openings.  It is a time to remember.  In 2001 I wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal Constitution for Memorial Day, here it is below. I can't take much credit, the insights came from Joe Galloway. But maybe it's worth another read as Memorial Day approaches.    Terry L. Garlock

Bush Honors Nation's War Dead in Radio Address

     President Bush pays tribute to the nation's war dead as America observes the Memorial Day weekend at the dedication ceremony for the National World War II Memorial

      The memorial's announcement stone reads, "Here in the presence of Washington and Lincoln, one the 18th century father and the other the 19th century preserver of our nation, we honor those 20th century Americans...

Reporting the war was old-fashioned, anything but dull

By Mary Bishop
The Roanoke Times

     I was really keyed up and so were my buddies, and we went around. I know I took my General Eisenhower message that was issued to all of us, and I got autographs of all my buddies and everybody I could get to autograph it. As our teams were called, we assembled on the landing craft and were lowered into the water, and it was tremendously rough and the spray from the sea was cold, and it came over the sides of the landing craft and nearly everybody got soaked. We were taking water from the rough sea over the bow, and we were bailing to try to keep afloat.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War

     To pay tribute to this anniversary, the ROK Government is planning a variety of events to honor the Allied Forces war veterans from all over the world, as well as from Korea. The commemoration is to promote friendship and goodwill among the Korean allies, who generously demonstrated their commitment to world peace and freedom by sending their troops to Korea 50 years ago.

     The commemoration will ran from June 25, 2000 to July 27, 2003. These dates marked the 50th anniversaries of the outbreak of the war and the signing of the Armistice Agreement ending the conflict. Fifty-two commemorative events, including the 50th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony, were held in conjunction with various domestic and foreign commemorative functions

     A soldier's recount of the early Korean Conflict.

POW/MIA Documents Released to Russians

     Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/MIA Affairs Jerry D. Jennings concluded a series of key meetings with Russian officials in Moscow. Jennings is the Department of Defense official responsible for policy oversight of the worldwide mission of accounting for America’s POWs and MIAs.

     Jerry D. Jennings passed to the granddaughter of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin important documents clarifying the fate of her father, Senior Lieutenant Yakov Iosifovich Dzhugashvili, eldest son of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin... More

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"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of
chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!"   Patrick Henry, 1775

     The Brothers of Nam wish to declare May 1ST, beginning in 2003, as Vietnam Veteran Recognition Day. Our intent is to have a day to honor all Vietnam Veterans for their service to our country. We would like "Welcome Home" to be the slogan for this celebratory day. We feel that a day of this kind is long over due and would like others to join our cause by signing this petition. Please show your support of these neglected heroes by giving them the homecoming they deserved long ago. 

              Sign our petition today at http://www.petitiononline.com/mayday/petition.html

A Tribute to the Fist Black Marines in WWII


     My father was one of the first black Marines.  I was born at Montford Point.
This is a story that needs to get out.  There were black Marines fighting in WWII on all the famous islands.

Nam Magazine Special Offer!

      Nam Magazine tells the true stories of those who served during the Vietnam War.  We offer a perspective rarely printed--actual accounts from those who served.  The magazine contains poems written by and for veterans, interesting articles from veterans and it is not riddled with advertisements. Just go to www.nammagazine.com and click on the Subscribe link.  Once your payment is received for a subscription, we will contact you for the address of your friend or relative.  It's that simple.  

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. A community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members -- men and women -- in nearly 15,000 American Legion Posts worldwide.
The American Retirees Association (ARA) is comprised of active, reserve and retired members of the Uniformed Services, male and female, across the United States. It was founded in 1984 for the exclusive purpose of addressing inequities in the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA), Public Law 97-252 (Title 10 USC 1408).
"The decoration known as the Purple Heart (authorized to be awarded pursuant to Executive Order 11016) may only be awarded to a person who is a member of the armed forces at the time the person is killed or wounded under circumstances otherwise qualifying that person for award of the Purple Heart.".

Retiree Enlisted Organization
As TREA grows in membership and stature, our voices grow louder in Washington, DC. The larger our numbers, the more we can accomplish in safeguarding the promised benefits we earned while serving our country.




Veterans Voice

AMVETS was born in the midst of war, for it was in August 1943, with victory still two years away, that a new organization, later to be known as American Veterans of World War II, had its beginning.

Disabled American Veterans
Formed in 1920 and chartered by Congress in 1932, the million-member DAV is the official voice of America's service-connected disabled veterans -- a strong, insistent voice that represents all of America's 2.1 million disabled veterans, their families and survivors.

Organized in 1896 from Jewish Civil War Veterans, is the oldest active veteran association in the United States.

The Jewish W

To organize, promote and maintain for benevolent and charitable purposes an association of persons who have seen honorable service during the Korean
War at any time between June 25, 1950 and 31 January 1955, both dates inclusive, and of certain other persons, the particular qualifications for
membership set forth in the By-laws of the Korean War Veterans Association


FirstGov for Seniors

The unprecedented demand for services by this group is one of government's most pressing concerns in the new millennium.  An Internet website geared specifically toward seniors provides an outstanding opportunity to help meet those demands.

Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs

     Missing Personnel Office  the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO). The information assembled on the following pages is to assist readers in understanding the U.S. Government effort to achieve the fullest possible accounting of our missing in action -- from all wars. U.S. military and civilian personnel are at work daily in locations across the globe, seeking information from our former enemies. The information here is the result of years of painstaking analysis and intelligence reporting. Additional case-specific information, both classified and unclassified, is available to the primary next-of-kin of our missing Americans

     Veterans Employment  Veterans Employment goal is to help all Veterans who served in obtaining suitable, long term, meaningful employment, or secure private business opportunities. Help with information and resources for benefits or services for the disabled.

     Veterans Search  Provides online search for veterans and links to top armed forces regiments.


Celebrate the Spirit of the Elbe!

     Commissioned in1995 to celebrate the end of World War II, this rare lithograph depicts the  historic meeting of the Russian and American armies at Torgau, Germany in 1945.  The painting is based on a Life Magazine photo of Lt. Alexander Silvasko and Lt. Bill Robertson. While the original painting lies in the World War II museum in Russia, rare signed lithographs are now available.  

Benefits & Pay
A complete list of DFAS yearly 
pay tables from 1949 to present.

The Personal Affairs Department staff  provides advise concerning benefits that veterans may be entitled to receive from Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).


Military Health Care
Locate a military hospital, find out about health benefits, or general health information.

     MedicareIf you are receiving Social Security or Railroad Retirement or disability benefits, you will be automatically enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B. About 3 months prior to your 65th birthday or 24th month of disability, you will be sent an Initial Enrollment Package that will contain information about Medicare, a questionnaire and your red, white and blue Medicare card. If you want both Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance).


Armed Forces Recreation Center

Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) Mission Statement: Centrally-managed, U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center-operated Armed Forces Recreation Centers (Joint Services facilities) with mission to provide rest, relaxation, recreation, and sustainment for Army personnel, their families, and other members of the total Defense Force.




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