Military veterans make the ultimate contribution to society by putting their lives on the line for their country. Since the nation's founding, the dedication and bravery of soldiers has been the a key pillar on which the United States stands. From Revolutionary War heroes to Vietnam veterans, here's a look at famous military veterans.
John McCain is hospitalized in stable condition after undergoing surgery for an intestinal infection. The Arizona senator has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer and recovering at home since late last year but has continued to be involved with current events.
A spokesperson for Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin has confirmed that the astronaut did not believe his crew spotted a UFO in space nor did he take a “lie detector” test to prove so. An innocuous comment made during his mission has become a touchstone for alien truthers and fake news.
A bipartisan group of four senators including Lindsey Graham and Corey Booker is moving to introduce legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's job. President Trump has recently publicly mused firing Mueller following an FBI raid of the office of his personal attorney.
President Jackson’s portrait was prominently featured at a White House event honoring Native Americans; he’s known for an act resulting in thousands of Native American deaths. Trump also called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” considered by some a racial slur.
Yogi Berra is best known as a Yankees player who was widely considered one of the best catchers of all-time. Later in life, he managed the team, becoming only one of six managers to lead both National and American League teams to the World Series.
Trump allowed the immediate release of 2,800 records by the National Archives. However thousands of other papers on JFK’s untimely death were withheld for “national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”