| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda.
But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Roosevelt impressionist to perform at temple
Historical impressionist Peter Small will portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt during services Friday night at Temple Isaiah of Newport, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.
The event, which will begin at 8 p....
| Apr 30, 2015
| 2:57 PM
Up close and personal — that describes targeting individuals in wartime, even when impersonal drone aircraft and electronics are employed.
On April 23, President Barack Obama announced — and took responsibility for — a U.S. drone...
| May 1, 2015
Many of us think of Memorial Day (May 25 this year), as the start of summer vacation season. But it's much more serious than that: It's a time to honor people who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
It's possible, however, to...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 2:11 PM
This month, Pope Francis called the deaths of 1.5 Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 "the first genocide of the 20th century."
His acknowledgment — also made by Pope John Paul II in 2001 — was met with praise from Armenians...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 10:52 AM
For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion.
Grayden was among thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 2:11 PM
This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:44 PM
A well-earned salute
On Wednesday, the French government paid tribute to Newport News resident Robert W. Harris and four other veterans from Virginia for their heroic service during World War II.
Today it's our turn.
Mr. Harris was part of the D-Day...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:30 AM
New free mobile apps can take you on a tour of two of World War II's most enduring landmarks: the American cemeteries in Britain and France.
With your smartphone or mobile device, you can explore the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer in...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 12:30 PM
The Western capitulation to Adolf Hitler in the 1938 Munich Agreement is cited as classic appeasement that destroyed Czechoslovakia, backfired on France and Britain, and led to World War II.
All of that is true.
But there was much more that caused the...