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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Veterans to receive French Legion of Honor for World War II service

    Veterans to receive French Legion of Honor for World War II service
    MOUNT DORA — Glenn Christians was aboard a ship that provided supplies to the French Resistance in 1943, before American troops stormed the shores of Normandy a year later on D-Day to confront the occupying Germans.
  • In Japan, a plan to expand military's powers faces growing resistance

    Japan's ruling coalition came in for a shock recently as parliament mulled legislation pushed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to expand the powers of the nation's Self-Defense Forces. The lawmakers had invited three constitutional scholars to address the...

    A long-deserved, unexpected hero's welcome

     A long-deserved, unexpected hero's welcome
    When a 90-year-old experiences something he describes as one of the high points of his life, that is really saying something. But that is how Samuel Cascio of Oak Brook describes the Honor Flight he took from Chicago to Washington, D.C., June 3....

    An insider's account of International Farhud Day

    An insider's account of International Farhud Day
    While I was speaking to the packed room, a woman I did not know, sitting in the front row, slowly shook her tear-stained head in disbelief and muttered softly … barely audible … "I never thought I would hear these words in this building."...

    Today in History

    Today is Monday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2015. There are 192 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 22, 1945, the World War II battle for Okinawa ended with an Allied victory. On this date: In 1611, English explorer Henry...