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In the Waters at Pearl Harbor

He was an eyewitness to history, a man who was in the waters of Pearl Harbor during and after the Japanese attack, doing his part…

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A Day That Will Live in Infamy

He was a farm boy from Illinois who thought he’d received the prime spot for anyone to serve in the military. On December 7th, 1941,…

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A Prisoner of War Reintured

Over 65 years after this Prisoner Of War died in a work camp, his body will be reintured near his birthplace this week. The story…

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One Famous Horse

At one time this fort raised and trained over 14,000 horses and mules at a time. Many of those animals were shipped overseas, but there’s…

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From Japan to the United States

As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country. She ended up marrying one of them! But…

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World War II From the Other Side of the Globe

Probably all of us have heard stories about World War II. Perhaps we have friends or relatives who have shared first hand accounts. It’s rare,…

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Preserving the SS American Victory

During the 1940s, 534 of these ships existed. Today only three sail the waters. Their past and present are a testimony to the lives that…

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A New Class of Ships

During the first half of World War II, the United States used vessels called Liberty Ships to haul cargo and troops across the oceans. However,…

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Building Victory Ships

Imagine a ship over a football field and a half long and sixty-two feet wide.  Now imagine you need to build over 500 of them…

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Florida’s Holocaust Museum

If you happen to visit the Tampa-St. Petersburg area, you should take time to visit a well done site called the Florida Holocaust Museum.  Not…

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POW Tom Crosby

American troops finally made it to Manila and were attempting to free POW’s like Tom Crosby. Just went things seemed hopeful, the tables turned and…

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

Although the events of December 7th, 1941 are nearly seven decades old, Americans do remember. They honor those who gave their lives in service to…

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Days Americans Never Forget

Before there was a 9/11, there was December 7th. Both are days Americans will never forget. However, there are few Americans still living who where…

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The USS Missouri

On September 2nd, 1945 Japan officially surrendered, ending WW II. Douglas MacCarthur addressed the world that day at the event that took place aboard the…

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Preparing for a Japanese Surrender

If you saw a sailor with a broomstick strapped to his leg ascending and descending stairs aboard a ship, you’d certainly wonder why such a…

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Moving the Official End of World War II

September 2nd, 1945. The Japanese were ready to sign documents officially ending World War II. That event took place aboard the USS New Jersey–at least…

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An Iowa Class Battleship

For the next few days we’ll take a look at an event that took place 65 years ago this week–the formal surrender of Japan. The…

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Jackie Cochran, Pilot

Most people have heard of Chuck Yeager, but most have not heard of his good friend Jackie, a pilot who set more aviation records that…

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France’s Gift of the 40 and 8 Boxcars

Thousands of boxcars crisscross the country each day with a variety of cargo. But these boxcars were truly special, because of the cargo they hauled…

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The 40 and 8 Boxcar

The term 40 & 8 doesn’t mean much to most Americans–unless you happened to serve in France during one of the World Wars. But the…

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