History In The Headlines

Category: Veterans

Japanese-American Veterans of World War II

Unlikely World War II Soldiers Awarded Nation’s Highest Honor

Nearly 70 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II, Japanese-American soldiers receive the country’s highest civilian honor.

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Arlington Oak, Which Shaded JFK’s Grave, Fell Victim to Hurricane

The historic tree, located in Arlington National Cemetery, was uprooted last weekend by Hurricane Irene.

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Albert Brown, Oldest U.S. Survivor of Bataan March, Dies at 105

Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.

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World War II Resistance Heroine, Savior of Thousands, Dies at 98

Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.

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Last World War I Combat Veteran Dies

Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.

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Frank Buckles, Last U.S. World War I Vet, Dies at 110

Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died at age 110.

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World War II Hero from “Band of Brothers” Dies

Dick Winters, whose bravery and heroism during World War II were chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers,” has died at 92.