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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day

    Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day
    In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted. Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
  • Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor

    Pearl Harbor ceremony planned aboard Cutter Taney at Inner Harbor
    Harper Griswold was a teenager when the Japanese bombed the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941. Living in an isolated, mostly rural area in Connecticut, he knew little about the attack. "I didn't comprehend what was happening," said Griswold, 89, a...
  • 10 things you might not know about military-speak

    10 things you might not know about military-speak
    The U.S. military has embarked on an air campaign over Iraq and Syria with a name that has invited derision — Operation Inherent Resolve. That got us to thinking about why war lingo is so strange. And what a good time to examine that — as we...
  • A look at this month's upcoming movies

    December can be a delightful month for movie lovers, because it often brings the best of both worlds — mainstream blockbuster hits that will pack multiplexes, and smaller films with outstanding performances that are arriving in time for Academy...
  • Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors

    Sigal Museum to present Battle of the Bulge survivors
    Hear first-hand accounts of the Battle of the Bulge on Saturday afternoon at the Sigal Museum in Easton. To mark the 70th anniversary of the World War II battle, the museum will present a roundtable of three survivors who live in the Lehigh Valley...
  • Jack Ray HammettMarch 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014

    Jack Ray Hammett<br/>March 22, 1920 - December 13, 2014
    Jack Ray Hammett, 94, passed away peacefully in his Costa Mesa home of over 50 years on Saturday 12/13/14, with his family.  He wanted to be remembered as a Patriot, “one who supports and defends his country”.  That was his life’s...
  • Government's deal with ex-Nazis reprehensible

    Government's deal with ex-Nazis reprehensible
    If there is any chance of a conflict of interest, it's incumbent upon a reporter to acknowledge it, a disclosure that generally runs midstory but in this case can't wait. Even for an instant, I can't pretend to be objective about revelations that ex-Nazis...
  • Wartime experiences finally come to light for Wilmette vet

    Wartime experiences finally come to light for Wilmette vet
    It wasn't until June when Joseph Sanes, 92, of Wilmette, was honored during a memorial to the Battle of Midway at Naval Station Great Lakes that his sister learned all that he – and others – had been through during that key World War II...
  • 25 titles added to National Film Registry

    25 titles added to National Film Registry
    Steven Spielberg's 1998 World War II epic, "Saving Private Ryan," Joel and Ethan Coen's cult comedy "The Big Lebowski" and the 1976 drama "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" — considered by historians to be the first Chicano feature film — are among...
  • Do teens still care about World War II?

     Do teens still care about World War II?
    When I was growing up in the 1970s, it felt like World War II had only just ended. Kids played with little green Army men, watched reruns of "Hogan's Heroes" and built models of Sherman tanks and Messerschmitt planes. If we wanted to know what the war was...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...