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Jim Downing doesn’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow, or weigh himself down with things he can't control or change -- including the events of that day 75 years ago.

"So I live one day at a time. I don't brood over what happened there. It happened and [there’s] nothing I can do about it, so I got to live with it," he said.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Wants Memory of Attack to Live On

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We honor Army Veteran James Mitsuo Furukawa. James served as a military intelligence officer.

Prior to his enlistment in 1944, he was living in Hawaii, working as a construction worker. On the morning of Dec. 7, James was heading to the hospital at Hickam Air Base, near Pearl Harbor. He had fallen from the scaffold the day previous, and wanted his stitches checked. He saw the planes flying...
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We honor Navy Veteran Raymond Albert Brittain.

Raymond served as an anti-aircraft director and mess cook aboard the USS Tennessee. In an emotional interview with Library of Congress Veterans History Project, he graciously shared his experiences in Pearl Harbor.

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Raymond was taking out the garbage from breakfast when he spotted an aircraft. Realizing that an...
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This Navy airplane at the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center is one of the few original U.S. aircraft in existence that flew against the Japanese armada that day.

After Pearl Harbor, this mail plane had a new mission: Find the attackers

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We honor Navy Veteran John Andrew Rauschkolb.

John Andrew Rauschkolb was a third class signalman assigned to the USS West Virginia. “She was my ship and I fell in love with her,” he would later share.

On of December 7, 1941, John went to the signal bridge, portside, as he normally did every morning. But that morning was anything but normal. At 6 a.m, he spied an aircraft headed their way. As...
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George Cannon earned the Medal of Honor for his service at Midway Island on Dec. 7, 1941.

Originally from Webster Groves, Missouri, George attended Culver Military Academy in Indiana. While attending the University of Michigan, George joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps. After graduation, he commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Engineer Reserve, U.S. Army, but later resigned to...
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Lt. Jim Downing's recollections of Dec. 7, 1941, are brought to life in a new virtual-reality experience.

Meet the 103-Year-Old Veteran Behind 'Remembering Pearl Harbor'

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This December, we remember the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Over the next week, we pay tribute to some of those who were there.

Today, we honor Navy Veteran Robert A. Coates. Robert served in the Navy from January 17, 1941, to December 1947 and left the service as a First Class electronic technician.

Stationed in Hawaii with the USS Nevada, Robert was on shore during the...
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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Timothy Montjoy.

Timothy enlisted in the Air Force in 1996 working in Client Systems.

During his career, he deployed to Turkey, Qatar, and Korea; as well as in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Furthermore, he is the recipient of the 2006 Communications and Information Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award, the 2012 Air Force...
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Army Veteran Derek Rodenbeck endures homelessness on path to entrepreneurship.

After Iraq, an Army vet endures a rough path to entrepreneurship, including homelessness

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[Listen] This Week at VA episode 7 features Army Veteran Kayla Williams. Kayla currently serves as the Director of the Center for Women Veterans. Learn about hear experience as a female soldier, serving in Iraq, and transitioning from Servicemember to military spouse and Veteran.

This Week at VA #7: Kayla Williams – Army Veteran, Director of Center for Women Veterans - VAntage Point

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Navy Veteran Robert Coles is one of the Pearl Harbor survivors returning to the islands.

Machias Pearl Harbor survivor returns to islands after 75 years

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is World War II Women Airforce Service Pilot Ethel Meyer Finley.

In 1940, Ethel signed up for a civilian pilot training program that accepted only one female out of a class of 10. As a 20-year-old, she obtained her private pilot’s flying on the weekends and during the week, taught at a small high school in Rushford, Minnesota. In the winter of 1942, Ethel received an...
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Volunteers paid tribute to many family members, friends and honored fallen Veterans by laying over 6,000 wreaths on their graves at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.

Volunteers lay 6,000 wreaths at cemetery

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VA is the largest single provider of care for HIV infection in the United States. #WorldAIDSDay

VA's HIV care: Reflecting on progress, remaining challenges for the largest single provider of care in the U.S.

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran James Joseph Keenan, Jr. James served during World War II.

The oldest of four, James was born in 1925. James’ father, a World War I Marine, signed him into service when he was 17. James served as a gunner’s mate and plank owner on USS Lake Champlain in the Mediterranean Sea during the war.

“We passed through the Strait of Gibraltar eight...
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One of the few remaining survivors of Pearl Harbor, Navy Veteran Raymond Chavez, will return to the site for the 75th anniversary of the attack.

Pearl Harbor survivor, WWII Veteran to attend 75th anniversary

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Wyoming Veterans Cemetery on Tuesday for the funeral of a homeless U.S. Navy Veteran that most of them had never met.

Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for homeless Veteran

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Retired Air Force and Desert Storm Veteran working to become certified organic farmer.

Mississippi native, Veteran starting organic cattle farm

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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Roy Daniel Bailey. Roy served during World War II.

Raised as an orphan, Roy attended a school for Native Alaskans in Sitka, Alaska. At age 15, Roy left school to work at fulltime. When he was 17, Roy joined the Army. In 1944, Roy completed his basic training at Camp Roberts, California, where he was struck by the change of temperature from his...
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