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In this recent but undated photo of Tony Vaccaro. Amid the bleakness of the pandemic, some veterans still know how to win that 2020 war too — spurious comparison or not. Vaccaro, 97, was thrown into WWII with the 83rd Infantry division which fought, like Charles Shay, in Normandy, and then came to Schmetz's doorstep for the Battle of the Bulge. On top of his military gear, he also carried a camera, and became a fashion and celebrity photographer after the war. COVID-19 caught up with him last month. Like everything bad life threw at him, he shook it off, attributing his survival to plain

Grit and red wine: Famous war photographer beats virus at 97

May. 8, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Vaccaro's mother died in childbirth, and at a tender age he also lost his father to tuberculosis. By age 5, he was an orphan in Italy, enduring beatings from an uncle. As an American GI during World War II, he survived the Battle of Normandy. Now, a celebrated wartime and celebrity...

World War II veteran Ken Hay walks in his garden in London, Monday, May 4, 2020. VE-Day was the end of four days of celebration for Ken Hay. It began when the former prisoner of war got his first sight of home in almost a year from a Lancaster bomber he flew back in. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

'We just did our bit:' WWII vets recall war 75 years later

May. 8, 2020 7:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Seventy-five years after World War II ended in Europe, The Associated Press spoke to veterans who endured mortal danger, oppression and fear. As they mark Victory in Europe Day on Friday, they also are dealing with loneliness brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Here is some of their...