World War II

  • Virginia Jan 1

    WWII Veteran Among Victims of Elderly ‘Magazine Scheme’

    A World War II veteran from Alexandria, Virginia, was among hundreds of victims of a nationwide scheme to rip-off the elderly.

  • Pearl Harbor Dec 25, 2019

    New Submarines to Take Names of Pearl Harbor Battleships

    New U.S. Navy submarines will revive the names of the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma, two of the biggest casualties of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, officials said. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced nuclear, Virginia-class attack submarines will carry the names, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. The battleships were badly damaged...

  • World War II Dec 15, 2019

    75 Years on, Battle of the Bulge Memories Bond People

    As a schoolboy three quarters of a century ago, Marcel Schmetz would regularly see open trucks rumble past to a makeshift American cemetery — filled with bodies, some headless, some limbless, blood seeping from the vehicles onto the roads that the U.S. soldiers had given their lives to liberate. Sometimes, Schmetz said, there were over 200 bodies a day, casualties…

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Researchers Find 2nd Warship From WWII Battle of Midway

    A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway. Vulcan Inc.’s director of undersea operations Rob Kraft and Naval History and Heritage Command historian Frank Thompson reviewed high frequency sonar images of the warship Sunday and said that its...

  • Jun 3, 2019

    WWII Vet Heads to Normandy for D-Day Anniversary

    World War II veteran, Sidney Walton, is on his way to Normandy, France for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Walton, who is 100 years old, is on a mission to visit all 50 states.

  • Apr 26, 2019

    Hundreds Honor WWII Marine From NY Who Died Without Living Relatives

    Hundreds turned out Friday to honor a decorated World War II Marine in New York after a young friend ensured the 97-year-old’s life and death did not go unrecognized.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    Woman Makes Sure Decorated WWII Marine From NY With No Living Relatives Isn’t Forgotten

    A decorated World War II veteran who died this month with no living relatives is being honored by strangers around the world thanks to an unlikely friendship with a young woman determined to give him a hero’s farewell.

  • Mar 29, 2017

    WWII Veteran, 93, Finally Gets His Medals

    This month, 93-year-old WWII veteran Herbert Krueger from Iowa finally got all the medals he was awarded during his service. Krueger earned 15 medals for playing a key role in stopping an attack in Italy, but only received the Bronze Star. He sent his discharge papers to his senator after seeing stories of other aging veterans getting their long overdue...

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