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1960s A Vietnam vet's prized lighter (reminisce.com)

A Vietnam War veteran’s lost lighter

David Gotham’s engraved Vietnam War lighter kept finding its way home....

1950s Marines got conned on the court (Reminisce Magazine)

1950s military men got conned on the court

An ex-lieutenant remembers the night the Marines met their match in basketball while serving in the 1950s military....

1950s Al Woodall is pictured with his surfboard around 1959.

My dad was ‘The Hero of the Lake’

High-flying hero Al Woodall earned the nicknames “The Human Kite” and “Hero of the Lake” when he saved lives in the air and water....

1950s A Coast Guard member's clean escape

Coast Guard member made a clean escape

Thanks to impeccable timing, an admiral took notice of this Coast Guard member’s strong work ethic in the 1950s....

1900s-1920s Our Scruffy Soldier: Stray pup served during World War 1

Stray dog served in the World War 1 trenches

Before he became our family pet, Dad’s new dog joined the ranks of Canadian soldiers and served in the World War 1 trenches....

1950s A Sailor and His Chevy

The Sailor and His Chevy

When his ship sailed for Boston in the 1950s, this Navy man couldn’t leave his beloved Chevy Coach behind....

1950s Smitten with Barbara’s girl-next-door appeal, servicemen showered her with affection.

Servicemen were smitten with Miss Melody

Servicemen in Iceland couldn’t get enough of this charming radio host’s show in the 1950s....

1950s Sailors proudly waved their United Nations flag

Sailors proudly waved their United Nations flag

Navy sailors aboard the USS Taussig crafted their own flag for United Nations Day in 1956....

1950s Marilyn Monroe was our ship sweetheart (story c/o Reminisce magazine)

Marilyn Monroe was our ship sweetheart

In the 1950s, a savvy sailor saved the night for the Navy’s USS Bennington—and scored a kiss from Marilyn Monroe....

1940s Canine Kilroy Was Here, There and Everywhere

World War 2 canine passed inspection

A stray dog helped this World War 2 GI and his buddies pass muster with the new commander....