World War II

Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr.
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July 04, 2019 - 10:16 am
Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion.
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June 26, 2019 - 2:01 pm
A nonprofit organization that searches for the remains of U.S. servicemen lost in past conflicts has found what officials believe are the graves of more than 30 Marines and sailors killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
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Lt. Col. Bob Friend, a Tuskegee Airman, stand onstage during the 2nd Annual Heroes Helping Heroes Benefit Concert at The House of Blues in Los Angeles
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June 23, 2019 - 10:58 am
World War II pilot Robert Friend, one of the last original members of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen, has died at the age of 99.
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U.S. World War II D-Day veteran Tom Rice, from Coronado, CA, parachutes in a tandem jump into a field in Carentan, Normandy, France, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Approximately 200 parachutists participated in the jump over Normandy on Wednesday, replicating a
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June 06, 2019 - 8:32 pm
Tom Rice again found himself floating down through Normandy's skies, now a grizzled 97-year-old thrilled as a little kid.
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U.S. President Donald Trump salutes to veterans prior to a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Thursday, June 6, 2019. World leaders are gathered Thursday in France to m
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June 06, 2019 - 6:14 pm
Standing on the windswept beaches and bluffs of Normandy, a dwindling number of aging veterans of history's greatest air and sea invasion received the thanks and praise of a world transformed by their sacrifice.
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
June 06, 2019 - 11:26 am
The beaches of Normandy were invaded 75 years ago on Thursday.
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 06, 2019 - 7:41 am
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lauded the heroism of American and Allied service members who participated in the D-Day invasion that changed the fortunes of World War II, saying they "are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live." Trump joined other...
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June 05, 2019 - 9:11 am
A 97-year-old U.S. veteran has parachuted into Normandy — 75 years after he made the same journey on D-Day.
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Spectators watch parachutists jumping just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day, Wednesday June 5, 2019 in Carentan, Normandy. With the throb of their engines rumbling through cloudy skies, C-47 transport planes in World War II colors dropped sticks of jumpers with round canopies reminiscent of those used by airborne forces in 1944. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
June 05, 2019 - 6:41 am
CARENTAN, France (AP) — Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day — but this time without being shot at. With the throb of their engines rumbling through cloudy skies, C-47 transport planes in World War II colors dropped jumpers with round canopies...
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June 04, 2019 - 3:53 am
PARIS (AP) — The British Army says a soldier preparing commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day has died in a Normandy swimming accident. The army said the 30-year-old Lance Corporal Darren Jones of the Royal Engineers died in a canal near Pegasus Bridge over the weekend. The regional...
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