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France honors African veterans of World War II landings

Aug. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's sometimes called "the forgotten D-Day," the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember it 75 years on — and especially, to honor the many soldiers from African sent from...

From D-Day to Nazi defeat: Marking World War II milestones

Aug. 15, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For Allied troops in Europe, D-Day was just the beginning of a long and bloody push toward victory over the Nazis. Ten weeks after commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France is paying tribute this week to Allied troops involved in another major, but often...

Teen climate activist gets Normandy's first Freedom Prize

Jul. 21, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Swedish teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has received the first Freedom Prize awarded by France's Normandy region, which last month commemorated the 75th D-Day anniversary. Thunberg, 16, received the award in Caen on Sunday, posing alongside D-Day veterans Charles Norman Shay and...

Dutch collector presents D-Day flag to US

Jul. 18, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's worn and tattered and stained with oil and diesel fuel, but this Old Glory has returned home. An American flag that flew on the stern of a boat carrying the first waves of U.S. troops to land in Normandy, France, on D-Day during World War II was donated to the United States Thursday...

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

Jul. 4, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

The Congressional Black Caucus is pushing to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an Army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German...

Push to posthumously give black soldier D-Day Medal of Honor

Jul. 3, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

A new push is underway to posthumously award an African American soldier the Medal of Honor for his bravery on D-Day. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. was an army medic assigned to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion. The battalion's job was to set up explosive-rigged balloons to deter German planes. At a time when...

Correction: D-Day-Britain-Veteran's Duty story

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a May 24 story about D-Day, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of Allied troops killed on D-Day. It was 4,414. A corrected version of the story is below: 75 years later, D-Day veteran still feels the pull of duty 75 years after George Skipper splashed ashore on Gold...