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Alabama's highest point to become repository for flag ashes

Dec. 04, 2021 17:23 PM EST

DELTA, Ala. (AP) — The highest point in Alabama, Cheaha Mountain, will soon become a repository for the ashes of retired American flags. A vault called “Old Glory Lookout” has been added to Cheaha State Park in Delta and will dedicated on Tuesday, the 80th...

Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

Dec. 03, 2021 21:45 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military. ...

Remains of Navy man killed in Pearl Harbor identified

Dec. 01, 2021 11:53 AM EST

BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — The remains of an Ohio sailor who died nearly 80 years ago during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Wednesday. The agency said Buford Dyer, 19, of Barberton, was killed...

New Pearl Harbor exhibit opening at National WWII Museum

Nov. 21, 2021 10:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new exhibit at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans considers how the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was and is remembered. The exhibit is part of the museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack, which took place on...

Alabama town honors brothers who died in Pearl Harbor attack

Nov. 20, 2021 00:05 AM EST

COALING, Ala. (AP) — The town of Coaling hosted a ceremony the morning of Nov. 12 to dedicate a monument honoring two native sons who died in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Woodrow Jones, 22, and Daniel Jones, 19, of Coaling enlisted in the Navy in early 1941 and were...

Photographer races time for World War II veteran portraits

Nov. 13, 2021 00:12 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Birmingham photographer Jeffrey Rease, who created the Portraits of Honor website to showcase pictures of World War II veterans, has been in a race against time. Most of the veterans he takes pictures of are in their nineties, some more than 100....

WWII vet killed in Pearl Harbor attack interred in Markesan

Nov. 08, 2021 08:57 AM EST

MARKESAN, Wis. (AP) — U.S. and state flags are flying at half-staff across Wisconsin to honor a Markesan man who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of Navy Hospital Apprentice 1st Class Keefe Connolly will be buried with military honors at a...

California Marine killed at Pearl Harbor in 1941 identified

Nov. 03, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The remains of a Marine from California who was killed during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced. Pfc. Walter L. Collier of Burbank was identified on May 25 but his family...

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

100-year-old World War II veteran defies age in golf

Sep. 25, 2021 01:07 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Guy Ellis, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, recently coasted through 18 holes at Bunn Golf Course. Ellis played on behalf of the Decatur Veterans and Friends golf group in a scramble against the Springfield veterans. ...