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  • U.S. Mint in Philadelphia gets serious about welcoming visitors

    U.S. Mint in Philadelphia gets serious about welcoming visitors
    PHILADELPHIA - When Tom Jurkowsky joined the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia three years ago, he took the public tour, the same one launched in 1969 when the Mint opened at its current location.
  • Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II

    Joe Morris Sr. dies at 85; Navajo code talker during World War II
    "My weapon was my language," World War II Marine veteran Joe Morris Sr. told a crowd of nearly 200 in a San Bernardino park on Veterans Day in 2004. "We saved a lot of lives." Morris, one of the Navajo code talkers whose use of their native language in...

    World War II commando from Emmaus recalls combat

    World War II commando from Emmaus recalls combat
    Bert Winzer, the son of florists, graduated from Emmaus High School in 1940 and made twine at an Allentown jute mill until the Army drafted him during World War II. He volunteered for an elite commando unit of Americans and Canadians called the 1st...

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist

    Raymond L. Johnson Sr. dies at 89; lawyer, civil rights activist
    Raymond L. Johnson Sr., an attorney, civil rights activist and former Tuskegee Airman, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of complications of pneumonia and heart failure, said his wife, Evelyn. He was 89. Johnson, who practiced law for nearly 50 years, was a...

    'We did our part'

    'We did our part'
    Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...