| Jun 12, 2015
| 6:10 PM
NAVY FOOTBALL: The Navy football team was ranked 54th out of 128 teams in the Athlon Sports Preseason Football Magazine. The Mids were the third highest ranked team from the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Notre Dame was the highest ranked opponent on...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 3:42 PM
Albert Norman Gilman and three of his buddies were hanging out in his hometown of Salisbury, Mass., in July 1940 when one of them suggested they join the Navy, given that jobs were scarce and there wasn't much to do.
The four took a train to Boston...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Another day, another multimillion-dollar listing for a house in Santa Monica: "Just around the corner from the beach and walking distance to Canyon Elementary, this 5 bedroom 2 and ½ bath 1929 California Tudor … was built for entertaining," goes...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Adolf Hitler started World War II by attacking Poland on September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany moved only after it had already remilitarized the Rhineland, absorbed Austria and dismantled Czechoslovakia. Before the outbreak of the war, Hitler's new Third...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 4:37 AM
Only six years ago, President Vladimir Putin visited the Polish port of Gdansk, birthplace of the Solidarity movement that threw off Soviet domination, and reassured his Eastern European neighbors that Russia had only friendly intentions.
| May 21, 2015
| 7:10 AM
The narrator of Jim Shepard's harrowing new novel, "The Book of Aron," is the sort of anarchic and undomesticated boy who would be dubbed a rapscallion in the lexicon of Mark Twain. He lies, steals, torments his teachers and parents, and generally behaves...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 1:56 PM
Sgt. James Albright - Frederick, Md.
James Albright received a Purple Heart for wounds he received during the invasion of France in June 1944. After the war he worked at Fort Detrick in Frederick for more than 30 years. He died at age 70 in 1986....
| May 18, 2015
| 3:06 PM
Monday is Memorial Day. Many across Hampton Roads will participate in the annual custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers, a tradition that began in 1868. Others will attend special commemoration events, or spend time with family...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Seniors who stepped into the Oasis Senior Center event space Friday morning to commemorate the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Normandy enjoyed a trip back to 1944.
Singer Bonnie Bowden belted out selections from the Great American...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 10:23 AM
Seventy-one years ago Saturday, Don Jakeway of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division leapt out of an airplane, drifted through the sky and landed in a tree in Normandy before fighting in the invasion that started the end of World War II in Europe.
| Jun 5, 2015
| 8:35 PM
William E. D'Huyvetters' family moved to Easton from Fair Lawn, N.J., when he was about 7. After graduating from Easton High School in 1942, he worked at his father's tannery until the following spring.
Uncle Sam said he needed me. I was drafted...