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100-year-old WWII vet beats COVID-19 just like he helped beat the Nazis
Massachusetts resident Arthur "Mac" McIntosh is looking forward to his 101st birthday this week after overcoming a case of COVID-19
Army veteran, ‘Seinfeld’ actor Jerry Stiller dies at 92
Stiller, the father of actor Ben Stiller and best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayal of Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld," died of natural causes.
Here are 10 strange jobs US troops had to do during WWII
Blacksmiths, pigeoneers, crystal grinders and other seemingly archaic jobs were essential parts of the US military in WWII.
‘The end of the war is an anti-climax’ — A reporter’s notes on VE-Day, 75 years later
"It ended at different times for different soldiers. It ended when the Germans in front of them gave up.”
This WWII vet got a mohawk the night before D-Day. Now he’s doing it again to spread cheer during COVID-19
“A lot of people are going through a lot of problems with the [coronavirus] ... I just thought this would add a little humor or something to the whole thing.”
The enduring appeal of WWII reporter Ernie Pyle, who died on the job 75 years ago this week
I like to reread Ernie’s dispatches for many reasons. One is they provided hope. He wouldn’t stand down, and everybody knew it.
We salute the Navy vet who passed away this week after serving DoD for 78 years
"I was retirement eligible in October 1973," Tatigian said three years ago. "If you love what you do and derive a sense of personal worthiness, it's not really work.”
WWII ace who shot down 9 Japanese Zeroes passes away at 100 years old
Edward “Whitey” Feightner shot down nine enemy fighters over the Pacific, performed with the Blue Angels, tested secret aircraft for the Navy, and rose to the rank of rear admiral.
This WWII medic treated grunts even after taking shrapnel wounds. Now he’s finally getting a Purple Heart
John Gaultier kept treating his fellow soldiers even after German shrapnel hit him in the thumb and foot.
This 104-year-old WWII veteran may be the oldest person to beat COVID-19
World War II veteran William Lapschies, among the first Oregonians known to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has been declared free of the virus
‘Honor and respect’ — Massachusetts police and fire arrange funeral for WWII vet who died with no family
Unable to locate any relatives, Brockton's police and fire departments will escort Marshall, a decorated veteran, to a government-sponsored burial on Thursday.
One of the last remaining Pearl Harbor survivors dies
'The Japanese came in at treetop level. They started strafing us. We put the butts of our rifles down on the ground and shot back at them.'
95-year-old Army vet gets France’s top honor for fighting in Battle of the Bulge
A 95-year-old Missouri man was awarded France’s top honor Tuesday recognizing his participation in the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of France during World War II.
75 years ago, a farm boy became a Medal of Honor hero with a flamethrower at Iwo Jima
Hershel “Woody” Williams single-handedly took out one pillbox after another, an act of valor that made him one of 22 Marines to earn the Medal of Honor during the Battle...
Iwo Jima’s last living Medal of Honor recipient is still working for military families
Hershel “Woody” Williams, a corporal with the 21st Marine Regiment, earned the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Iwo Jima, which occurred 75 years ago from...
‘I was one of the few walking out under my own power’ — 95-year-old Iwo Jima Marine remembers the savage battle
"I remember saying to myself, 'This is no dream. This is for real.'"
77 years later, remains of Kansas Marine killed in WWII Battle of Tarawa finally identified
"We made a promise to our service members to never forget them, never leave them behind and to bring them home."
‘It wasn’t enjoyable at all’ — How a civilian photographer shot some of the bloodiest battles of WWII
Sometimes Troutman got a reminder to "don't go with the first wave, we want you alive."
Newly-digitized footage from Iwo Jima captures the fury of battle in incredible detail
A partnership between the History Division of the Marine Corps and the University of South Carolina seeks to provide direct public access to video from the Battle of Iwo Jima...
75 years ago, Darrell Cole earned his Medal of Honor with nothing more than grenades, a pistol, and ‘unfaltering courage’
On February 19th, 1945, the namesake of the future USS Cole earned the Medal of Honor — and a place in history — at the Battle of Iwo Jima.
75 years later, Iwo Jima Marines and sailors recall the bloody battle
The World War II battle claimed 6,821 American dead and was burned into the nation's memory by the image of valor and victory captured in the flag raising atop Mount...
The last of the legendary Flying Tigers of World War II has died
Frank Losonsky, considered the last of the surviving Flying Tigers from World War II, has died at age 99
Philadelphia making sure WWII Medal of Honor recipient is never forgotten
"There's a lot of humanity there that people forget ... and we're making an endeavor to ensure they don't."
104-year-old Iwo Jima Marine rakes in 70,000 cards for Valentine’s Day
At the outset, the goal was a modest 100 cards - about one for every one of White's birthdays - but the response has outstripped all expectations.
75 years ago, Edward Dahlgren earned the Medal of Honor for ‘magnificent courage’ in the face of enemy fire
On Feb. 11, 1945, Sgt. Edward Dahlgren assaulted German-held positions in the small country-side town of Oberhoffen, France. Not once, or twice, but six times, with each attack throwing the...