Mrs. Harmon, who died in April 2015 at age 95, had been a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, a first-of-its-kind Army unit made up of women who flew planes and trained men to do the same during World War II.
That experience was so central to Mrs. Harmon’s life that after she died, her family found a letter written on cream-colored WASP stationery and left inside a fireproof file box, with a final wish.
“I would like to be buried in Arlington Cemetery,” she wrote, adding later, “Even if there are no ashes left, I would like an empty urn placed at Arlington.”
Sex Addict or just a Dic%?
A U.S. Army general with access to some of America’s most sensitive information has been forced to resign following a sex scandal.
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Photographer H. Lee documents the unique and often unseen world of marijuana farming in the series Grassland.
“I came from a business where you’re in a fight all the time, and it’s a physical team thing. I didn’t find that in the normal day-to-day life. Then I saw that being a Soldier would keep me hands-on, active and keep me in that team environment that I craved and needed so much.
NEW ORLEANS — The Good Samaritans who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the “Great Flood of 2016” say they’re not happy after a state lawmaker announced that he wants government to regulate future actions by citizen heroes.
A loosely organized group called the “Cajun Navy,” took it upon themselves to save strangers, hundreds upon hundreds of them, by boat even when their own property was flooding.
A house-clearing operation during the Second Battle of Fallujah ended in a fist fight between David Bellavia and an Iraqi insurgent.
How to ditch a B-17
We saw them when The Collings Foundation was in Anchorage. First, and only time my dad was on time to be picked-up. In fact, we hadn’t come to a complete stop before he bailed out the house to jump in the truck.
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – Jay Leno’s Garage
Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Browning; Lt. Cmdr. Kellen Smith, who was the co-pilot during the mishap and served as aircraft commander that day; and Lt. Matthew Halliwell, who piloted the plane, were honored for reacting in time to prevent the loss of an aircraft.