Decades later, Douglas Ward was awarded the French Legion of Honor, the highest medal of honor from the French government, for his service during World War II. Read more →
In a POW camp, baseball was the one constant, said a WWII POW who this evening will throw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in town. Read more →
This week marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but for a Frederic, Wisconsin man — Frederick is between Pine City, MN and Spooner, WI — one of the more memorable moments in the invasion had its 70th anniversary in April.
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This week marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day and The Guardian is providing a compelling photographic tribute to the day that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Read more →
Next week, France will recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day — a day when foreign troops helped saved France — and the country’s broadcasters aren’t allowing free coverage of it.
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Odin Stutrud, 94, survived the rigors of the United States Army from 1942 to 1946, including fighting the Japanese in the Aleutian Islands campaign in World War II. It’s some jerks (or jerk) in Wahpeton who have him steamed. Read more →
Wisconsin B-17 veterans unite for a last flight. Read more →
There’s a great story behind the life of almost every World War II veteran but relatively few can match that of Bill Overstreet. Overstreet was a P-51 fighter pilot in the European theater. He flew in Chuck Yeager’s unit — the 357th Fighter Group, which shot down more German aircraft than any other unit, based Read more →
Dora Dougherty Strother McKeown has died. The Saint Paul native was the first woman to fly a B-29 Superfortress during World War II because the men were afraid to. Read more →
In 1956, the Hennessy company gave Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle an 1896 bottle of Hennessy Cognac — the year he was born. Every year since, the surviving members of the flyboys who raided Tokyo in World War II, gather to drink a toast to those who’ve died. Saturday will be the last toast. When Maj. Read more →
The disappearing first-person history, bull run in Dakota County, when the carnies don’t show, when airline passengers disobey the rules, and sportswriters with short memories. Read more →