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RIP Colonel Cole There are moments…and there are men…that galvanize a nation, and change history. Lt. Colonel Richard E. Cole was one of those men. As co-pilot to Jimmy Doolittle on the legendary Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942, Cole and his 79 comrades of the Doolittle Raiders led the first strike on Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Their…

 
 

Today is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. To all those who served in Vietnam: Welcome Home. We will not forget your service and sacrifice. Thank you. To commemorate, we’re sharing our profile of Vietnam Veteran Patrick Henry Brady. Honor their legacy and watch more of their stories here.

 
 

Veterans Chronicles Veterans Chronicles is an hour-long program that tells the stories of America’s greatest heroes in their own words. Full episodes are available here, as well as on YouTube, iTunes, and Spreaker. Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses to the great, and tragic, moments in military history. From D-Day to Iwo Jima, Khe Sanh to the “Hanoi Hilton”, Baghdad to…

 
 

A Special Reception at the Norwegian Embassy, October 26, 2018  

 
 

  Watch worldwide on American Forces Network on AFN|prime, Sunday, November 11th at 4:00 p.m (local time). American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes is an Emmy-winning television program sharing the stories of America’s greatest heroes from World War II through today. Learn more about the program,…

 
 

Remembering Howard Matthew Simpson Howard Matthew Simpson of Peoria, IL passed away earlier this year on February 9, 2018. Howard was born in Peoria, IL on April 29, 1918. He graduated from Peoria High School in 1936 and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana. A veteran of World War II, Howard served from 1941-1945 in the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions in the…

 
 

2018 Goodpaster Prize and Lecture The AVC and Lynde and Harry…

 
 

Remembering Adrian Cronauer With the death of Adrian Cronauer at 79, America has lost a great patriot and we at the American Veterans Center have lost a friend. Adrian of course is indelibly associated with the movie “Good Morning Vietnam,” which is loosely based on his story as an Air Force disc jockey based in Saigon during The Vietnam War – a role played unforgettably…

 
 

2018 Goodpaster Prize The American Veterans Center is proud to partner with the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to present the 11th Annual Andrew J. Goodpaster Prize & Lecture, honoring excellence in military scholarship. The event will take place July 17, 2018 at the Army & Navy Club in downtown Washington, DC. The Goodpaster Prize honors the legacy of one of the U.S. military’s great ‘soldier-scholars,’ former NATO Commander & West…