Author Elliot Ackerman is a veteran, and his latest novel is about an injured soldier just regaining consciousness. But it's really about something else. "This book really isn't about war," he says.
The Impact of War
Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.
Vice President Pence will be on hand when 55 boxes thought to contain remains of U.S. troops arrive at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii. They will be sent to a lab for possible identification.
North Korea has given the U.S. 55 small coffins believed to hold the remains of Americans killed in the Korean War. Michel Martin talks to Rick Downes, who's been working to have the dead repatriated.
Scientists have been analyzing bones first uncovered by a utility crew digging at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The remains provide insights into surgery during the Civil War.
What started as a group of 2,500 has grown to an estimated 300,000. Motorcyclists from across the country rally in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness every Memorial Day weekend.
In Washington, D.C., a dramatic memorial of bright red flowers pays tribute to men and women who died in uniform.
An NPR investigation last year revealed that a number of VA centers were ejecting hundreds of caregivers from the program. The VA promised reform, but a year later few have returned to the program.