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  • Man gets high school diploma 72 years after leaving for WWII

    January 28, 2016 7:47 AM

    COVINGTON- A Louisiana man has received his high school diploma, 72 years after leaving his New Orleans high school- and its football team- early to join the military during World War II. Michael Decker, 89, received his diploma and letterman jacket Wednesday during a surprise ceremony organized at the Covington... more »
  • Vets remember WWII 70 years later

    August 15, 2015 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wreaths were laid down at national cemetery across the region Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2. Three WWII veterans were honored during ceremony at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery: Calvin Carter, Marion Bahlinger, and Billy Heroman. The men, now in their... more »
  • Vintage seaplane stranded near Gulf beach during movie shoot

    July 1, 2015 12:04 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, AL - A World War II-era seaplane is foundering in the surf on the northern Gulf Coast after a mishap during filming. The vintage PBY-6A flying boat has been partially submerged near the Alabama-Florida state line since Monday. Crews towed it near the beach after the aircraft began... more »
  • Japan PM sidesteps question on apologizing for WWII abuses

    April 28, 2015 1:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sidestepped a question on whether he would apologize for the sexual enslavement of women by Japan's army during World War II. Abe instead said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of "comfort women." He was using a euphemism for tens of... more »
  • USS Kidd honors vets in Kamikaze attack Play Video

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a day of remembrance for the American heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice when the USS Kidd was the site of a Kamikaze attack. It was the 70th anniversary remembering the attack made by a Japanese aircraft that plowed into the ship on April... more »
  • Three WWII vets honored at USS KIDD

    April 11, 2015 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The USS KIDD was filled with people who came to celebrate American heroes, Saturday afternoon. The 70th anniversary remembering the the attack made on the ship, by the Japanese Kamikaze aircraft, was a time of remembrance. On April 11, 1945, the Japanese aircraft crashed into... more »
  • Celebrating Veterans Day, new exhibits at the WWII Museum Play Video

    November 11, 2014 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6th, 2000 as the National D-Day Museum. In 2003, Congress officially designated it America's WWII museum. Trip Advisor calls it the #1 attraction in the Crescent City, bringing in people from all over the world. Many... more »
  • Louisiana Legacy: Unbroken Valor Play Video

    November 10, 2014 7:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, the nation will pause to remember and honor our military heroes. Their stories come alive at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The stories of a once-forgotten group of veterans is being preserved. News Two's John Pastorek gave us an inside look Monday... more »
  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    October 24, 2014 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided in the air and exploded over Burma in 1945. He parachuted... more »
  • Vintage plane wrecks at BTR airport Play Video

    October 8, 2014 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Airport officials said no one was hurt when a WWII-era plane wrecked on the runway at the Baton Rouge Regional Airport Wednesday. Airport spokesperson Jim Caldwell said the plane "nosed over" on the runway when it was landing, flipping vertical onto it's nose. The plane rain... more »
  • Researchers explore Nazi, US shipwrecks off La. coast

    July 15, 2014 10:19 PM

    VENICE- As river boat pilots board ocean-going ships to help guide them upriver, a group of explorers and researchers are working some one-hundred or more miles south, dropping camera equipment nearly a mile to the bottom of the Gulf to look at wreckage that has become a war grave for... more »
  • WWII museum, John Besh to end relationship

    May 29, 2014 3:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Five years ago, John Besh opened the American Sector inside the National WWII Museum but officials say the museum is looking for a change. The John Besh Restaurant Group's management agreement with the museum expires July 31 for both the American Sector, known for its playful updates... more »
  • Push is on to capture experiences of WWII vets

    November 8, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Chances for adding to a significant part of the National World War II Museum's collection are dwindling by the day, and the museum is stepping up efforts to capture oral histories it fears will be lost with an aging corps of veterans. The museum's foundation is the... more »
  • Goodman salutes vets with LPO, WWII Museum

    October 30, 2013 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Actor John Goodman says he just wants to give something back to the men and women who fought World War II. On Veterans Day, Goodman will take a break from producing a sitcom in development to narrate a piece as part of the "Honoring our Heroes" concert... more »
  • DC crowd pushes through barriers to WWII memorial

    October 13, 2013 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON - A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown. WTOP Radio reports that Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas were among those who gathered Sunday... more »
  • Pilots reenact USS Kidd attack with a bang Play Video

    July 4, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Southern Heritage Air Foundation made their annual fly-over the USS Kidd, reenacting an air raid on the USS Kidd during WWII. The raid happened in April, 1965 when the Kidd was struck by Japanese forces in waters south of Japan. The reenactment, remembers... more »
  • WWII veteran loses home in weekend fire

    April 8, 2013 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend WWII veteran Calvin Collins lost everything he owned in a fire, and almost lost his life. St. George Fire crews responded to Collins' Gardere home at 3:56 a.m. Sunday, just seven minutes after the first call, and the home was already half-engulfed in flames.... more »

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