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100 years of memories: Iwo Jima veteran, centennial recalls famous battle

Bill Morgenroth, a retired U.S. Marine and World War II veteran who moved to Brownsville full-time in the 1980s, vividly remembers the assault on Iwo Jima, post-war Japan and having dinner at the White House after the war.

Volunteers place flags by gravesides of veterans at Brownsville’s Old City Cemetery ahead of...

BROWNSVILLE — Volunteers Debra Perez and her 7-year-old daughter Olivia followed closely behind David Parsons, Genealogy Research and Membership Coordinator for the Brownsville Historical Association, as they trekked Saturday morning through the Old City Cemetery with their bundle of American flags.

Brownsville Memorial Day ceremonies start at Hanna High School

At 8:15 a.m. Monday, the American Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1 of Brownsville will hold its 38th annual Memorial Day observance honoring the 28 men who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War in a ceremony at Hanna Early College School.

Veterans Commission to release $4 million in regional grants

The Texas Veterans Commission will present grants worth nearly $4 million to 13 South Texas veterans organizations for direct services for the nation’s military...

Alamo veteran, family break ground on mortgage-free home

An Alamo veteran and his family broke ground on their new mortgage-free home after being selected by Courtesy Custom Homes, H-E-B, McCoy's Building Supply...

Rep. Gonzalez re-introduces deported veterans bill; launches Child Tax Credit

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez on Thursday announced the re-introduction of a bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for deported veterans. The Repatriate Our...

Home again: McAllen soldier killed in Korean War to be buried 70 years after...

The remains of a soldier from McAllen who died during the Korean War are set to be interred Friday at the Arlington National Cemetery. Army...

Weeping, cookies and uncertainty — How the Valley responded to the attack on Pearl...

Editor’s note: The following is a historical account of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, compiled from The Monitor’s newspaper archives...

WWII veteran reveals harrowing experiences in Italy; witnessed Vesuvius’ eruption

SAN BENITO — In a town with no shortage of hometown heroes — as evidenced by the local water tower and the high school...

Dairy Queen offering free Blizzard to veterans on Nov. 11

Veterans looking to satisfy their sweet tooth can stop by Dairy Queen on Wednesday for a free medium Blizzard Treat, the restaurant announced in...