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World War Ii Veterans

Torture's Long-Term Effects -- A World War II Vet's Story

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Barbara Falconer Newhall

When Airman Robert Tharratt's B-17 bomber was shot down over Nuremberg during World War II, he parachuted to safety only to be captured by a troop of Hitler Youth brandishing knives.

Jimmy Stewart, Hollywood's "It's a Wonderful Life" Archangel

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Bonni Brodnick

During the Blizzard of 2016, my better half and I had plenty of hours to watch, debate, discuss and bicker about movies. We cast our own in-house vote...

'The French American' - He Flew 35 Missions for Honor, Then the Last One for Love

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Dorian de Wind

When I visit World War II veteran and dear friend John Tschirhart at his assisted living community in Austin, Texas, the one thing he invariably asks me is if I have heard from Darla Rae recently.

Dear F. Sionil Jose, Philippine National -- Propagandist?

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

Mr. Philippine National Artist, I have respected your writing for decades, especially your narratives of the poor and underrepresented. I appreciate your prominence in Philippine literature and respect your well deserved ascent to National Artist stature, but using your position for propaganda is where I will draw the line.

Battle of the Bulge Survivor Dies Before The 70th Anniversary Of America's Great Win

John A. Tures | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Most of you probably don't know Paul Whitten. He passed away last month, but not before he left us a small piece of history.

America's Melting Pot of Veterans: A Shared Passion for Freedom

Julian Kulski | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Julian Kulski

From wherever they hailed, these veterans, who immigrated to the United States and became American citizens, have had the good fortune to share in the fruits of freedom's victory. I am proud to include myself in their ranks.

Donté Stallworth

Female World War II Veteran Continues Breaking Barriers Well Into Her 90s | Donté Stallworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When 96-year-old Ruth Dunlap arrived at the airport last year for a flight to Washington, D.C., she was notified that she would be the o...

Helping Students Honor Our Veterans

Nancy Barile | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Nancy Barile

I want to help my students connect with this history and find relevance in the literature they study. I also hope to teach my students what it means to look beyond self-interest by being brave, frugal, and loyal.

The French American: A True Story

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is a story of idyllic young love in Nazi-occupied France, suddenly and heartbreakingly cut short -- but never abandoned or forgotten. It is a story of bravery and patriotism.

Wish of 104-Year-Old World War II Veteran Comes True

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

This brings me to another World War II veteran, another woman, and the oldest living female California World War II veteran, Bea Cohen, now 104.

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Doing Good Things'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

From what I hear, read and see, the VFW does a fine job at the national level. But, as with any large organization, many of the "good things" take place where the rubber hits the road, at the local Posts.

D-Day: France Remembers the Longest Day, Salutes its Liberators

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.06.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Grateful to the U.S. and other allies for the World War II allegiances and sacrifices and notwithstanding occasional "philosophical" and political discords, France has steadfastly remembered the battles and honored the heroes of those battles which led to ultimate victory over the Nazis.

More War Stories from the Old Colonel

Peggie Walsh | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

I came across these notes from a speech he typed up on an old piece of scrap paper. From what I can tell, he was addressing a group of young soldiers, probably around the early 1960's.

Celebrating Victory Day Beyond The Red Square Parade & Glinting Gold Medals

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

Victory Day marks the end of the Great Patriotic War after Germany's surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945.

As the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Approaches, a Grateful Ally Remembers

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

While, politically, Franco-American relations have seen their ups and downs, the historical and cultural ties that bind the French and the American people are deep, solid and lasting -- congressional "freedom fries" and other silliness notwithstanding.

This Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Honors Japanese-American Soldiers

Civil Beat | Manjari Fergusson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

The USS Missouri Memorial Association’s annual Veterans Day sunset ceremony at Pearl Harbor will honor the 70th anniversary of the Nisei Veterans of...

I Am Honored

Enid Borden | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

There are moments in one's life that stand apart from the rest. There are magnificent highs and terrifying lows. But then there are those other moments when you know that something seemingly ordinary turns out to be, well, extraordinary.

Veterans Angry Over Tea Party Takeover Of March On Memorials

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Organizers of the Million Veterans March sought to distance themselves from the "political agenda" promoted at Sunday's protests at the World War II M...

Tea Party Rallier To Obama: 'Put The Quran Down'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

At a veteran-led rally that hit the World War II Memorial, the National Mall and the White House on Sunday, one tea party rallier had choice words for...

Veterans Spontaneously Singing 'God Bless America' On Plane Will Fill Your Heart With Pride

Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News

On Tuesday, a group of World War II veterans proved that a government shutdown was no match for them when they stormed the WWII Memorial at the Nation...

Illinois WWII Veterans Defied Shutdown, Visited D.C. Memorial

Posted 10.03.2013 | Chicago

A group of about 90 World War II veterans who call Illinois home on Wednesday defied the federal government shutdown to visit the memorial that was bu...

D-Day Vet Helped Brad Pitt With Film But Didn't Know Who The Star Was

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

World War II veterans have seen a lot: the dawn of color TV, the creation of the polio vaccine, the resignation of Richard Nixon. But when it comes to...

Love and War. And Love.

Renee Fisher | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Haines likes to bring a copy of the photo with her to show tourists what the statue doesn't: The young sailor who survived a war, fell in love, and found that love again 50 years later.

The Note That Brought Me To My Knees

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 09.24.2013 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

It never occurred to me that my mother could be torn between the family she was raising and the family that raised her.