Stories by Beth Ford Roth
Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions amidst a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. Unnamed officials have told the Marine Corps Times the announcement from the White House announcing Carpenter's award is imminent, although the White House has yet to confirm this.
The search is on for a U.S. military pilot who went missing after his Marine Corps F/A-18C crashed on a training flight for the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center's "TOPGUN" course at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. The jet went down in a remote, mountainous site, and the Navy reports "the scene indicate the aircraft is a total loss."
You can watch live as the Naval War College Library unveils online the WWII Gray Book diary of Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz - 4,000 pages worth of communications Nimitz began right after the attack at Pearl Harbor, and wrapped up in the final days of WWII. Home Post will carry the live feed at 6:30 p.m. EST.
Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner is the daughter of an Army officer, which she attributes to giving her the discipline to perform under pressure. It's also apparently provided her with a self-effacing sense of humor, as is evident by the Valentine's Day card she created for her Twitter followers.