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WQED has a proud history of reporting on the men and women who serve our country. This collection of locally-produced documentaries and feature stories explores important issues related to our veterans.


A Call Answered: Code Gomberg and the Flag Volunteers

World War II veteran Clarence "Code" Gomberg hasn't forgotten his fallen comrades and still leads the charge to place flags on veterans' graves during memorial holidays. But with fewer flag volunteers turning out each year, Gomberg wondered "Who will put a flag on my grave?" The response was immediate and heartwarming.

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Ross McGinnis: Fallen Hero

Spc. Ross McGinnis earned the Medal of Honor for an unbelievable act of courage and sacrifice. He rolled onto a hand grenade and absorbed the blast to save four of his comrades...

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Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments

Time, nature and vandals are taking a toll on the Gettysburg battlefield monuments. This Emmy-winning OnQ documentary profiles the people working...

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Long Road Home

Long Road Home focuses on the compelling stories of Pittsburgh area veterans coping and healing with the emotional wounds of war, after combat in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II....

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Slave To Soldier

This exhibit at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland chronicles the epic struggle of enslaved Africans who fought for their freedom in the Civil War. OnQ's Chris Moore reports.

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A Gathering of Eagles

An event at the Heinz History Center that honored the Tuskegee Airmen of Western Pennsylvania, as well as Leroy W. Homer, co-pilot of the ill-fated United Flight 93.

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World War II Women Veterans

They answered the call to join the military after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor. OnQ's Chris Moore profiles several local women who served their country.

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WWII Veterans Calendar

They're a part of America's greatest generation -- the men and women who served in World War II. After more than 60 years, plans are underway to build a WW II memorial...

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Vetrepreneurs

It's a simple play on words: combining "veteran" with "entrepreneur" - but it means real business for the men and women who have served our country...

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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