What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Guns

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Love them or hate them, chances are if you were raised in America someone in your family owned a gun. James Stafford tells his family tale of firearms, and of the event that holstered his forever.

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In this excerpt, Eric Norris writes about an awkward, thoughtful conversation with his Japanese-American boyfriend, both men recalling their fathers’ roles in World War II.

Why Do Men Still Love the Film The Great Escape?

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To mark the 70th anniversary of the mass escape from Stalag Luft III, Glen Poole examines the enduring masculine appeal of the Great Escape

The Problem With Japanese Superheroes

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A swastika isn’t an acceptable costume; the rising sun shouldn’t be either.

Watch How This Soldier’s Courageous Call Saved Lives (Video)

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On a dark night two weeks after D-Day, Jack Leroy Tueller silences a German sniper—in a most surprising way.

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Rescue comes from unexpected hands in Gary Bouchard’s breathtaking tribute to his veteran father.

When Does a War Truly End?

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Thomas Pluck believes that wars battle on until everyone touched by them is dead. And on and on they go.

Little-Known Hero of World War II Dies at 101

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Bob Fletcher risked a lot when, in the middle of World War II, he quit his job so he could become a farmer to help the Japanese families forced to live in internment camps.

Goodwill Returns WWII Treasure to Family of Veteran

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Early last week, a box of World War II medals, awards, and mementos was discovered at a Missouri Goodwill; the owner’s family was overwhelmed to hear that they would be returned home.

Kids and Toy Guns: Pretend Battles Rage On, Long Past Newtown

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With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it

Iris: The Story of a Polio Mother

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The story of a boy from Hardscrabble, Illinois, and his courageous mother.

Dear Liberals, There is No Satisfaction to Be Had in the Tragic Death of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

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Joanna Schroeder is stunned by the ways in which some liberals are responding to the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at the hands of a Marine with PTSD.

A Benign Man in Bad Times: Dan Vyleta’s The Quiet Twin

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Dan Vyleta turns a WWII thriller into a book of extraordinary questions.

That Smell: A Wounded Marine Reflects on Veterans Day

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James Brobyn, a recipient of the Purple Heart, recalls war through olfaction

When Good Men Die, Little Girls Lose a Grandpa

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Alexis Gutter remembers fondly the stories her grandparents told, and the way that affected her life.

Reflections of a U.S. Jew in Poland

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Professor Warren Blumenfeld writes of how the dynamic and palpable tension of history still exists today