Military/Articles

Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

Associated Press ELMIRA, N.Y. — A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it. Tom Fagart of Concord, North Carolina, tells the Star-Gazette of Elmira that his great-great-grandfather Pvt. Franklin Cauble was buried with the last name Cooper engraved on his gravestone at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Fagart says Cauble and a soldier named Cooper were frien ... More

Fake Ranger who tricked 'Lone Survivor' SEAL pleads guilty

By Dane Schiller Houston Chronicle  A Conroe man who authorities said passed himself off as an Army Ranger to get closer to the inner circle of ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell - the storied war hero portrayed in the book and movie "Lone Survivor" - pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm. When sheriff's deputies and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives searched Daniel Lee Marshall Jr.'s Conroe trailer in April, they found several g ... More