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  • Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor finally buried in Michigan

    May 20, 2017 7:27 PM

    PORT HURON, Mich. - The remains of a Michigan sailor killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor have been buried with military honors in the family's cemetery plot in Port Huron. MLive.com reports that more than 300 people attended Saturday's funeral services for Fred M. Jones after his casket was... more »
  • WWII vet, 102, receives high school diploma, overdue medals

    April 3, 2017 12:01 PM

    BUFFALO - A 102-year-old World War II veteran who served with Canadian and American forces and survived captivity by the Nazis has received his high school diploma and overdue medals. Sydney Cole dropped out of his Buffalo, New York, high school in the 1930s. Rejected by the U.S. Army Air... more »
  • Museum seeking WWII era oral histories of Central La.

    March 10, 2017 9:23 AM

    PINEVILLE - A military museum is planning to record oral histories of military personnel who trained at central Louisiana airfields and camps during World War II. A news release from the Louisiana National Guard says the recordings will be made by the Louisiana Maneuvers and Military Museum at Camp Beauregard... more »
  • National WW2 Museum to host traveling propaganda exhibit

    January 21, 2017 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National World War II Museum says it will host a traveling exhibition about propaganda from Jan. 27 through June 18. "State of Deception : The Power of Nazi Propaganda" comes from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. A news release says it shows, chronologically, how... more »
  • Survivor recalls fear, anger on day of Pearl Harbor attack

    December 7, 2016 11:23 AM

    PEARL HARBOR - Surprise, fear, anger and pride. That's what Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing recalls about the attack that plunged the U.S. into World War II. Downing plans to return to Pearl Harbor Wednesday with other survivors to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack that left more than... more »
  • National WW2 Museum's PT boat almost ready for water tests

    November 19, 2016 7:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A World War II patrol torpedo boat that sank three enemy vessels and participated in two invasions is taking a barge trip to a canal so the crew that lovingly restored the USS Sudden Jerk can learn its ways and get it tested for tour boat duty.... more »
  • Local Baton Rouge veteran remembers time in service Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - J.W. Vaughn, a former sailor in the Navy, sat down with News 2's Jessica LeBlanc Wednesday and remembered the days of his service to his country. "My mind was not segregated. I integrated myself with everything," said Vaughn. Drafted into the military in 1944, Vaughn served his... more »
  • Couples reenact famous kiss

    August 14, 2015 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK (NY) - Couples gathered in Times Square to reenact the famous kiss at the end of World War II. A 25-foot sculpture depicting the famous photo taken of a sailor kissing a white-uniformed nurse towered over dozens of couples for the commemoration of the end of the war... more »
  • Historian with ties to Louisiana's WWII museum dies

    May 26, 2015 11:25 PM

    HELENA, Mont. - Best-selling author and historian Hugh Ambrose has died at age 48. His sister, Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, says Ambrose died of cancer Saturday in Helena. Ambrose consulted on the HBO miniseries about World War II called "The Pacific" and wrote a book by the same name. It was... more »
  • Exploding firewood

    December 1, 2014 7:43 PM

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA- Police are puzzled by an exploding hand grenade inside a wood stove since the woman who owns it says she only put wood inside. Police say the World War II grenade apparently landed on a tree during fighting but did not go off. It was then enveloped by... more »
  • A bittersweet Veterans Day for four generations Play Video

    November 11, 2014 6:31 PM

    GREENWELL SPRINGS - On Veterans Day we celebrate the men and women who put their life on the line for ours, but it's still a bittersweet sentiment for some. Charles Mock, who fought in Vietnam, is filled with pride when remembering more than four generations of his family who... more »
  • Preserving history at USS KIDD 'Field Days' Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Veterans from around the country arrived at the USS KIDD Thursday, ready to spend the entire weekend painting and fixing the World War II ship. "Coming back brought back the good memories of serving in the navy," said Hank Taddeucci, who served on the KIDD in... more »
  • Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

    July 29, 2014 4:15 PM

    ATLANTA - The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. Tom VanKirk says his father, 93-year-old Theodore VanKirk, died Monday in Stone Mountain, Georgia. VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," was the navigator of the Enola Gay. The B-29 Superfortress aircraft... more »

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