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Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

Jun. 19, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility. Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators...

Swastika found at cemetery where WWII soldiers are buried

Jun. 16, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A swastika has been found in a Jackson County cemetery where World War II soldiers are buried. Jackson Mayor Derek Dobies has reported the vandalism at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery to the police department. Authorities believe it happened before the weekend, possibly early Friday...

Remains of US sailor who died at Pearl Harbor accounted for

Jun. 13, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been accounted for. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday that Navy Seaman 1st Class Frank Hryniewicz was accounted for on Jan. 28. Hryniewicz was 20 years old and on the crew of...

Oklahoma base set for migrant site was WWII internment camp

Jun. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A U.S. Army base in Oklahoma that the federal government selected as a temporary shelter for migrant children also held hundreds in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Historical data from the National Park Service and private organizations show Fort Sill was among at least...

The Latest: Trump may visit Poland again in September

Jun. 12, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Poland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is seriously considering a return visit to Poland this fall. Trump said during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda that he is "looking very seriously at...

'Fading away': D-Day vet makes perhaps last trip to Normandy

Jun. 12, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Wherever he goes, Ray Lambert wears his purple cap with the words "D-Day Survivor" embroidered in gold. And wherever he goes, he is celebrated. The handshakes and selfie requests begin the moment he arrives at the gate at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. He is on his...

Japan premier warns US, Iran 'accidental conflict' possible

Jun. 12, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an "accidental conflict" could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26...

Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father

Jun. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he struck up a pen pal correspondence in the 1970s with Otto Frank, the father of the young Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Through dozens of letters and several face-to-face meetings, the two forged a...

Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father

Jun. 11, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he struck up a pen pal correspondence in the 1970s with Otto Frank, the father of the young Holocaust victim Anne Frank. Through dozens of letters and several face-to-face meetings, the two forged a...

After all who were there are gone, what happens to history?

Jun. 10, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

FORT NECESSITY NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD, Pennsylvania (AP) — There are pieces of burned wood, unearthed decades ago. There is a spoon, a wine-bottle fragment, assorted pottery shards — all carefully curated and elaborately explained. And then there is the patrician voice of George Washington: "I'm...