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Until every one comes home | The Magazine of the USO

Spring 2011

Articles

Feature Article

  • Military Heritage: Virginia Lees

    Many Americans can name a family member who served their country in uniform. We'd like to introduce you to three of them who hold very special places in our lives. The second in this series of three is written by Staff Writer Joe Lee, reflecting on his grandfather - an Air Force Chief Master Sergeant.

  • "Baxter? Your name is Baxter?"

    Many Americans can name a family member who served their country in uniform. We'd like to introduce you to three of them who hold very special places in our lives. The first in this series of three is Braxton Bragg, reflecting on his namesake - a Confederate general.

  • Reflections on a Shared 70 Years

    Vietnam War correspondent Joe Galloway reflects on the 70 years he's shared with the USO and then shares a bit about his days chasing after Marines to report on the battles of the Vietnam War.

  • Connected or Just in Touch? Letters Home in the Age of Technology

    Putting pen to paper is becoming something of a lost art. Has technology replaced the hand-written missives that allow one generation to pass on tangible bits of its history to future generations? Better yet, does it matter?

  • Saying Goodbye: America's Last Doughboy

    Frank Buckles enlisted in the Army at the age of 16. He fought in World War I and was a prisoner of war in World War II, but he'll always be remembered as the face of America's Doughboys.

  • A Letter to My Daughter Michaela

    Michaela Hertig is just 14, but already her mother is anticipating the possibility of a soldier winning her daughter's heart. In the event this happens, Sarah Hertig's letter will help Michaela understand the thrills and woes of life as a military spouse.

  • Muppets Help Military Kids Tackle Tough Issues

    Elmo and his friends are introducing a new friend to military kids around the world as the Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families hits the road for its fifth tour.

  • Chatting with Elmo

  • Joe Galloway: Old, Bold War Correspondent