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16Jan 17

Clare Hollingworth: The reporter who broke the news of World War II

In August 1939, less than one week after becoming a journalist, Clare Hollingworth witnessed Nazi troops gathering at the Germany-Poland border. She reported this news in England's Daily Telegraph, and three days later the Nazis invaded Poland to start World War II. Hollingworth, who continued to report in Europe during the…

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25Aug 16
World War II Vet Receives Long-overdue Medals

World War II vet receives long-overdue medals

Ralph Schat earned several medals for his service in World War II. But due to some lost records, he never received them. That error was finally rectified nearly 70 years later, when South Dakota Sen. John Thune presented Schat with his long-overdue medals. Now 89, Schat was proud to finally…

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Library of Congress Veterans History Project Headlines

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World War II: A Visual History

Video: Honoring Pearl Harbor Survivors in Death

Source: Andrew Arthur Breese/Vimeo

One Navy veteran is helping to make sure that now-deceased Pearl Harbor survivors get the burial at sea that they deserve.

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World War II Memorial Friends Tweets

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    RT @KWAMonaghan: Honoured to thank #WWII & #IWOJIMA #USNavy Veteran Seabee Ira Rigger at #IwoJima75 We first met last year...when we part…

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    RT @thejointstaff: ...Thanks to all our #WWII veterans for granting us the gift of freedom. All 2.3 million of us that wear the uniform tod…

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    RT @thejointstaff: ...For those of us here today on the 75th anniversary of hitting the beach at Iwo Jima, let us resolve..to never let it…

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