Category: Famous Veterans

2016 DAV Flight Team Schedule

DAV Airshow Outreach The DAV Airshow Outreach Program was developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation. Using two B-25 medium bombers, the program reminds the public of the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make to keep our nation free. About the Bombers The North American B25 was among… Read more

Remembering Chief David Bald Eagle – WWII 82nd Airborne Veteran – An Extraordinary Life

David Bald Eagle’s life’s story reads like a chapter from the real-life version of the most interesting man in the world! From his role in the Oscar-winning movie Dances with Wolves to dancing with the legendary Marilyn Monroe; from playing semi-professional baseball in Minnesota to being a professional rodeo rider, Bald Eagle lived a life that would be extraordinary by… Read more
Garry Marshall

Remembering Garry Marshall – Entertainer and Korean War Veteran (Army)

Garry Marshall is well-known as a director, producer, writer and credited/uncredited actor, but did you know he also proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War?  Garry Marshall is another in a long list of Famous Veterans who are unique in the fact that they all wore a military uniform at one time or another in their… Read more

World Premiere ‘Fallujah’ – The First Opera About The Iraq War Experience

Army National Guard on 7th Street – Long Beach, CA – March 12, 2016 – 8 p.m. PT Long Beach Opera, explore.org and KCETLink Media Group Collaborate to Launch a Modern Opera About War and PTSD KCET Public Television in Southern California and the Link TV National Satellite Network To Broadcast Live Performance of “Fallujah” on March 18 at 8… Read more
VOBeacon News & Events

Vietnam Veteran, Super Bowl Champion Rocky Bleier visits VA

Former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rocky Bleier gave an inspirational talk at VA Central Office on February 16 on how he overcame Vietnam War injuries to have a successful career in the NFL. Bleier came to VA at the request of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to discuss the work he does now with Veterans. In under 5 minutes Rocky… Read more

October News: Casting Call, Breast Cancer Awareness, Yogi Berra and More!

VA a Leader in Breast Cancer Screening Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, following lung cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month fact: Localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early! Links to a Breast Cancer Risk Calculator, read about risk factors, links to the VA Women’s Health Services’ website and much… Read more