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AVC President James C. Roberts’ Letter to Sec. Ashton Carter on The Medal of Honor February 11, 2016 The Honorable Ashton Carter Secretary of Defense Pentagon 1000 Defense Pentagon Room 3E880 Washington, DC 20301-1000 Dear Mr. Secretary: My colleagues and I – and I dare say veterans across the country – were pleased to read some weeks ago that the review of military awards ordered by your predecessor has…

 
 

Top 50 Most Decorated Vets Check out this list from veteran tributes.org of the Top 50 Most Decorated U.S. Military Personnel in American History. There are two lists: the first list requires that the person has to have been awarded the Medal of Honor; the second list simply totals up the person’s points, no matter what their highest decoration is. If the person’s name is underlined, it will link…

 
 

AVC President Jim Roberts Recognized AVC president  Jim Roberts receives a Vietnam veteran lapel pin from Maj. Gen. James Jackson, Director of the Department of Defense Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Commission. The American Veterans Center was named a Commemorative Partner of the Commission.

 
 

Over the years at AVC we have collected numerous stories of black patriots, many of whose stories have historically been overlooked. In honor of Black History Month, we have gathered various clips paying tribute to our nation’s African American heroes, from the American Revolution through today. From heroes of the First Rhode island Regiment, to the famed Tuskegee Airmen, AVC is featuring…

 
 

761st Tank Battalion The Story of the 761st “Black Panther” Tank Battalion, the decorated all African-American unit who served with valor during World War II. Narration by actor Joe Mantegna.

 
 

Remembering Col. C.V. Glines We are sorry to note the passing of our dear friend and colleague, author and historian Col. C.V. Glines. Col. Glines served as the official historian for the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, authoring “The Doolittle Raid: America’s Daring First Strike Against Japan.” Col. Glines also contributed to Jimmy Doolittle’s autobiography, “I Could Never Be So Lucky Again.” The Doolittle Raiders thought so highly of Col. Glines that he…

 
 

American Veterans Center Mourns the Death of Monte Irvin   American Veterans Center President, Jim Roberts issued the following statement: “All of us at the American Veterans Center mourn…

 
 

US Army Chorus at The Honors The United States Army Chorus performs at the American Veterans Center’s The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes. The Honors was held on November 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. The songs chosen by the Chorus include American Soldier, Mansions of the Lord, God Bless the USA, and Battle Hymn of the Republic.

 
 

AVC Volunteers Participate in Wreath Laying Day at Arlington National Cemetery American Veterans Center volunteers joined thousands of fellow patriots recently in placing Holiday wreaths at every tombstone at Arlington National Cemetery — more than 200,000 in all. The effort was coordinated by “Wreaths Across America” a national organization that honors deceased veterans at military cemeteries throughout the nation. Check out the photos below.  

 
 

Fred Kaffenberger On Saturday, December 12, Fred Kaffenberger, 80, died at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. Kaffenberger was dressed in uniform while preparing to lay a wreath on the grave of his son-in-law. This past Saturday was the four-year-anniversary of when his daughter’s husband was interred there. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Kaffenberger spent 33 years teaching history and civics. Through his own personal interest…

 
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