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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • 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...
  • Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

     Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
    Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
  • Obama offers military help to eastern European allies

    Obama offers military help to eastern European allies
    President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to beef up military support for eastern European members of the NATO alliance who fear they could be next in the firing line after the Kremlin's intervention in Ukraine. Under fire from critics at home who say his...
  • Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill, dies at 91

    Mary Soames, youngest child of Winston Churchill,  dies at 91
    Mary Soames, the last surviving child of British World War II leader Winston Churchill, has died at her London home. She was 91. Her son Nicholas Soames said she died Saturday after a short illness. Soames wrote several books that provided an...
  • Be thankful for our brave World War II heroes

    Do grandfathers today still tell their grandchildren about D-Day, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge? Do they tell them of the bravery of American flyboys in B-17 bombers who attacked targets in daylight bombing over Germany, risking their lives so that...
  • Yuri Kochiyama dies at 93; civil rights activist, friend of Malcolm X

    A famous Life magazine photograph from 1965 shows Malcolm X lying on the stage of a New York City ballroom moments after assassins had shot him down. One of the first people who rushed to his side was a petite Asian woman in glasses who is seen cradling...
  • Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]

    Remember heroes of D-Day [Letter]
    Kids' lives these days are filled with superheroes who never did anything because they never existed. Children know all the movies and all the superhuman strengths of such fictional characters, but I wonder how many grandfathers these days tell their...
  • At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505

    At the MSI, 70th anniversary of capturing the U-505
    "Frenchy to Blue Jay: I have a possible sound contact." With that radio transmission from the escort aircraft carrier USS Guadalcanal, sent shortly after 11 a.m. on June 4, 1944, the German submarine U-505 began its long journey from deadly deep-sea...
  • 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...
  • Chester Nez, last of WWII's original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93

    If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap. So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
  • D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview

    D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview
    TV will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II, with special coverage, including a prime-time special  on NBC. "Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" focuses on four World War II veterans, their D-Day...