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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

    Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism
    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...
  • 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...
  • Saving Private Turner

    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...
  • Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance

    Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
    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...
  • Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy

    Pete Petiprin: He survived Pearl Harbor to serve 41 years in the Navy
    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...
  • REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center

    REVIEW: 'Churchill' at the Greenhouse Theater Center
    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...
  • A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings

    A brotherhood born of heroes in Normandy D-day landings
    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...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    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...
  • Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary

    Hundreds gather in Glencoe for presentation on Rosenberg diary
    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...
  • 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:...
  • Gery Hudson PorterFebruary 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014

    Gery Hudson Porter<br/>February 14, 1922 - September 17, 2014
    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-...