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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • June 12, 2014: Illing Middle School Students Study Genocide By Nazis

    Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail -- desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash. In their Holocaust...
  • 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-...
  • William FitzGerald, Longtime Manchester Probate Judge, Dies At 90

    William FitzGerald, Longtime Manchester Probate Judge, Dies At 90
    William FitzGerald, who was probate judge in Manchester for 20 years and served on the town's board of directors, died July 23. He was 90. FitzGerald enlisted in the military before finishing high school in his hometown of Danbury. He was a World War II...