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Lost service members honored on Battleship
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:52pm.

video It was a day of remembrance for those we have loved and lost in our armed services.

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The bell tolls for Wilmington service people not coming home
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Mon, 05/28/2012 - 6:03pm.

video The true meaning of Memorial Day was felt at the Wilmington National Cemetery Monday morning, where veterans gathered with local citizens to pay their respects to the growing number of service people who will not be coming home.

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Ceremony honors sacrifice of Merchant Marines in WWII
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 3:56pm.

A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River today in remembrance of the Merchant Marines who served during World War II.

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Third-grader's walk-a-thon raised $600 for injured Marines
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 3:50pm.

A third grader and his friends gave more than $600 to help wounded veterans today. Jake Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured and ill Marines. The nine-year-old and three of his friends walked a track around the playground to raise the money.

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Vietnam vet to get back dog tag lost during war
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 10:36am.

A Vietnam vet will soon hold the dog tag he lost while serving in Vietnam. A group of bikers is making sure the tag gets back to Bill Ritenour. He lost it while serving in Vietnam in the 1960s.

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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:17pm.

Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care.

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Combat Mud Run benefits Step up for Soldiers
Submitted by wway news on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 5:57pm.

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ONLY ON 3: 41 years later, Vietnam vet reunites with war buddy feared dead
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 6:00pm.

video A Brunswick County veteran had a very special reunion recently with who he long thought was a fallen comrade. Jim Milstead was a riverboat officer in Vietnam. Last month he met up with a friend he thought died more than 40 years ago.

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Change in GI Bill affects NC veterans in school
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 1:49pm.

A recent change in federal law could mean huge tuition bills for hundreds of military veterans in North Carolina looking to attend college.

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Wreaths honor fallen service men and women during holiday season
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/10/2011 - 2:02pm.

This holiday season, as we spend time with our loved ones, it's important to remember the loved ones who are fighting for our freedom and those who have died defending our great nation.

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