Weak and bleeding, a Union Army officer who stood fast commanding his artillery battery and was killed as thousands of Confederate forces advanced on his troops received an honor Thursday from President Barack Obama that was more than 150 years in the making: the Medal of Honor.
The Veterans Affairs Department is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees as it struggles to correct systemic problems that led to long wait times for veterans seeking health care and falsification of records to cover up delays, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said.
In the 1870s, the Upper Peninsula town of Fayette had 500 residents, an iron smelting operation and dozens of buildings. Today, 19 remain, preserved within the 711-acre confines of Fayette Historic State Park.
The graying activist pulls up to the scant and rusted remains of the Berlin Wall’s Checkpoint Bravo on atrendy electric bike, and says that when looking back over the 25 years since the wall fell, it’s important to keep perspective.
Nick and Stephanie Fattal desperately want to have a baby.
They talked about having children on their very first date — not immediately, the couple told each other on that date almost four years ago — but in the future.
A World War II pilot whose lost plane has become the target of a stepped-up U.S. recovery effort in Greenland was honored Friday by the Coast Guard Academy, which commended him for heroism shown during daring rescue missions on the frozen tundra before the one that killed him in 1942.