| Nov 22, 2014
| 9:28 PM
During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"
More than 70...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
Pfc. Due W. Turner is no longer the unknown soldier of Columbia County, Arkansas.
At last his name has been added to the monument dedicated to the country's veterans on the courthouse square in Magnolia, Arkansas.
That empty space on the list of...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 2:35 PM
For his World War II service as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Hostler received a Legion of Merit award from the U.S. and a French Legion of Honor.
He also got something else: a scar on his forehead from the butt of a meat ax...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Pete Petiprin was aboard the USS Helm when the bombs began falling.
"We could see the Japanese planes coming. ... It looked like a flight of bumblebees," he said in an interview videotaped three years ago that marked the 70th anniversary of the attack...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Winston Churchill, inarguably one of the most effective political figures of all time, had a palpable affection for the United States of America. That came in part from his being the child of an American mother in an era when those trans-Atlantic...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Some brothers you're born with; others you choose.
War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago.
Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human.
The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
As the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Cantor Andrea Rae Markowicz had a personal stake in spending a recent Monday evening glimpsing ominous diary passages penned by a close confidant of Adolf Hitler.
"This is part of my family's narrative, and a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
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:...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Age 92, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in San Diego, California. Gery is a Pearl Harbor Survivor and WWII Navy Veteran. He is survived by his sweetheart, Sally Nockold “The Love of His Life”; a daughter Patricia Elaine Cantrell-...