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France honors former mayor in Georgia for WWII service

Jun. 16, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

GROVETOWN, Ga. (AP) — A former mayor in Georgia has received a prestigious military honor from the government of France for his service during World War II. Vincent Hommeril, the consul general of France in Atlanta, placed the Legion of Honor on 96-year-old Dennis...

Lucky number: Biden is 13th US president to meet the queen

Jun. 11, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Imagine trying to make an impression on someone who’s met, well, almost everyone. Such is the challenge for President Joe Biden, who is set to sip tea with Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday at Windsor Castle after a Group of Seven leaders' summit in...

Normandy commemorates D-Day with small crowds, but big heart

Jun. 06, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — When the sun rises over Omaha Beach, revealing vast stretches of wet sand extending toward distant cliffs, one starts to grasp the immensity of the task faced by Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944, landing on the Nazi-occupied Normandy shore. ...

Today in History

Jun. 06, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 6, the 157th day of 2021. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France,...

D-Day spirit of remembrance lives on, despite the pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

CARENTAN, France (AP) — In a small Normandy town where paratroopers landed in the early hours of D-Day, applause broke the silence to honor Charles Shay. He was the only veteran attending a ceremony in Carentan commemorating the 77th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to...

Remembering the Rohna: ‘You’re supposed to be dead.’

Jun. 05, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WARMINSTER, Pa. (AP) — William Dobbs didn’t miss the boat. But the ship the young soldier was assigned to take from North Africa to the China-Burma-India theatre during World War II, His Majesty’s Transport Rajula, had to turn back to port. It couldn’t keep up...

Restored plane that led D-Day bombing will visit Dayton

Apr. 18, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A restored plane that led the invasion of Normandy during World War II will visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton next week. The C-47 called “That’s All, Brother” will visit the museum April 20 to 22, the Dayton...

Ray Lambert, D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer, dies at 100

Apr. 09, 2021 23:21 PM EDT

Ray Lambert, the Army medic who survived multiple wounds on D-Day and was saluted by a president on the World War II battle's 75th anniversary, died on Friday. He was 100. Lambert died at his home in Seven Lakes, North Carolina, with his wife and daughter by his side,...