veteran

Oldest known WWII veteran dies at 112

The oldest World War II veteran has died today at the age of 112. Lawrence Brooks had just celebrated his birthday in September. He was born in Norwood, Louisiana in 1909 as…

104-year-old vet collects Valentine's cards

Valentine's Day was extra-special for one Purple Heart recipient. One hundred and four-year-old Major Bill White was hoping to gather about a hundred Valentine’s Day cards to add to his scrapbook collection. Well, he did that and more, White received…

Gulfport Navy veteran turns 100

If you’re looking for the secret to a long and happy life, we might have found the answers. Today, a veteran on the Gulf Coast turned the big 100 and revealed her tricks for making it to a century. It…

96-year-old veteran runs Coast to Coast

Here is a story that will inspire you to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions. A World War II veteran, nearly a century old, is seeing the country on foot. 4.72 miles: that’s how far 96-year-old World War II Navy…

Retired Seabee’s final wish

Many people worry about how they’ll be remembered when they pass away. For Retired Seabee Sam Bass, he wants to be remembered by his peers. Bass died on July 13th at 88 one of his last wishes was to have…

Local veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

A special birthday party happened this afternoon for one Navy veteran on our Coast. “I don’t feel like I’m 102, that’s a big number. I feel great.” Marion Ritchie was born in 1917 and served as a Navy Yeoman’s Captain…

Veteran blames Biloxi VA for health complications

A Marine Corps veteran says his life will never be the same because of a misdiagnosis made back in 2010 by the Biloxi VA. “We went from having a good life to struggling.” Dialysis five days a week, an amputated…

Annual Bow Replacing & Wreath Laying

News 25's Toni Miles interviews Kevin Cuttill and Chad Redman about the annual bow replacing & wreath laying at the Biloxi National Cemetery to honoring our veterans.

Veteran Suicide Awareness

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Taylor Bourgeois about Veteran Suicide Awareness event at Silkies Beach. You can join this hike October 7th at 8 am at the Big Play Entertainment Center.

Family Picnic Honoring Veterans

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Jim Ski and Chris Little about Family Picnic Honoring Veterans on Sept. 4th 12 to 5 pm at 1126 Judge Sekul Ave. Biloxi, Mississippi.

Spartan Weekend

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Larry Botham about Spartan Weekend at the Scarlet Pearl Casino October 13th till 14th. Registration closes September 15th for more information please visit www.spartanweekend.org

Crusaders For Veterans 2017 Freedom Ball

News 25's Hank Davis interviews Kevin Cuttill about Crusaders For Veterans 2017 Freedom Ball at the Golden Nugget Casino July 15th, 4 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are $75 for more information please visit crusadersforveterans.com or call 228-261-1937.

93-year-old veteran swims for gold

It’s day two of the Golden Age Games. One Vietnam veteran is making a splash with the crowd, debuting in his 13th year at 93-years-old. Over 800 athletes representing 44 states in 14 events, the 31st National Golden Age Games…

Golden Age Games

The 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games will take place in Biloxi today. Nearly one thousand athletes are expected to compete in the national multi-sport competition for senior veterans with events including badminton, bowling, swimming, track, and much more. Athletes…

Volunteers Needed For Golden Age Games

The 2017 National Veterans Golden Age Games will take place in Biloxi next month and the VA needs your help. Nearly one thousand athletes are expected to compete in the national multi-sport competition for senior veterans with events including badminton,…

Local veteran celebrates 100th birthday

A man who spent most of his life protecting our country celebrates his 100th birthday today. News 25’s Kendra Turley introduces us to the well-decorated veteran and birthday boy James O. Lindsey. As a retired Army Master Sergeant and World…

Handmade Blankets Donated To Veterans

One woman is warming the hearts of local veterans by donating handmade blankets to the VA in Biloxi. Lillian Thornton tells News 25 this is her way to give back to the veterans who fought and served for our country.…

Blankets For Veterans

Women are delivering 15 thousand personally made blankets to veterans today at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

Veteran Fundraising Music Show

News 25's Byran Kennedy interviews Prettis Young about Veteran Fundraising Music Show to raise money for paralyzed veterans on Saturday the January 14th at 8:00am.