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World War Ii Veterans

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

Julian Kulski | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 11.06.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 Veterans Honor Fallen Brothers-In-Arms On 70th Anniversary

AP | GREG KELLER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — It was a day of pride, remembrance and honors for those who waded through blood-tinged waves, climbed razor-sharp ...

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.

D-Day Veterans Reflect, Keeping Fading Memory Alive

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

SEVEN LAKES, N.C. (AP) — Seventy years later, Ray Lambert is still haunted by waves. Listening to the waters of Lake Auman lapping against the do...

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 07.09.2014 | 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.

Obama Giving Medal Of Honor To 24 Overlooked Veterans

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

BY NANCY BENAC, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving to right old wrongs by belatedly awarding the Medal of Ho...

Band of Brothers' 'Wild Bill' Dies

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brot...

WWII Vet's Lost Medals Returned To His Family

AP | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

LACKAWANNA, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal and other military decorations awarded to a World War II veteran have been returned to his daughter aft...

World War II Reunions Poignant For Dwindling Veterans

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio -- DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Paul Young rarely talked about his service during World War II — about the B-25 bomber he piloted, about his 5...

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...

Remains Of WWII Airman Arrive Home Decades Later

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Many saluted, some cried and a few held signs. But for 70 miles, hundreds of people paid their respects to a World War II airman who ...