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Mississippi WWII veteran awarded Medal of a Liberated France

Oct. 17, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

COLLINS, Miss. (AP) — One memory Henry “Howard” Bennett has held on to for over 70 years is when his B-24 bomber flew low over Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy. He’ll never forget how the waters were red with the blood of his fellow servicemen. On Oct....

WWII vet gets nostalgic with Detroit train station tour

Oct. 10, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The last time Joe England walked the halls of Michigan Central Station, it was 1945. His train had just steamed into the station, returning him safely from World War II. More than 75 years later, England on Sept. 25 found himself standing in the train...

Georgia WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Sep. 19, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A 98-year-old World War II veteran who took part in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge and witnessed the German surrender during the war has been honored by France. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that...

Man seeks family in photos taken from WWII Japanese soldier

Aug. 28, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle once wrote that “All Marines are souvenir hunters.” So it may have been with Sgt. Harry Dininger of the 22nd Marine Regiment. Among his correspondence from the...