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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Reunited crew of WWII Navy ship shares memories, honors fallen brothers

    Reunited crew of WWII Navy ship shares memories, honors fallen brothers
    The nine men who gathered recently in a meeting room at the Windsor Marriott may have come from various states, but they have one thing in common: during World War II, they all served together on the USS Emmons. The Navy destroyer operated from South...
  • Holocaust center planning move to Dania

    For almost 35 years, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center has welcomed the history, artifacts and stories from survivors. Representatives have collected more than 2,500 personal interviews from those who witnessed the Holocaust, and it is...
  • In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond
    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Allies and adversaries in the Middle East

    Allies and adversaries in the Middle East
    Who are we at war with in the Middle East? At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question with an obvious answer. We are at war with the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Moreover, "war" is the exact descriptor to use,...
  • Local vets get French Legion of Honor medals

    It was a special week for a number of World War II and Korean War veterans as they filled the auditorium at the Boynton Beach Civic Center recently. The veterans, mostly in their 80s and 90s, were there to receive France's highest civic and military...
  • City to remember 9/11 with ceremony Thursday

    Thirteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a sunny New York City day turned to tragedy as two planes hit the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. A special 9/11 recognition ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway,...
  • Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93

    Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving member of Enola Gay crew, dead at 93
    Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay flight crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in the final stages of World War II, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. Van Kirk, a veteran of...
  • Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit

    Painter takes WWII vets back in time with traveling portrait exhibit
    Inside an air-conditioned hangar in the Sonoran Desert, a man in a red and black kilt sat in the shadow of a Supermarine Spitfire and painted. Midmorning, visitors to the Palm Springs Air Museum shuffled past shined-up war relics, peering into...
  • U.N. archives on Nazi war criminals open to public at Holocaust museum

    After the end of World War II, investigations into former Nazis and other war criminals were detailed in hundreds of thousands of records that were unavailable to the public for about 70 years — files that finally became accessible this week at...
  • Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews

    Howard Community College creates online resource from World War II interviews
    Don Casey has attended every annual reunion of the 238th Combat Engineer Battalion since the first in 1947. He shares stories of the battalion's battles in World War II, including its part in D-Day, the airborne and beach assault on Normandy, France, 70...