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95-year-old WWII veteran gets bumped up Corvette Stingray waiting list

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Bobbie Carson is a longtime Chevrolet Corvette fan who was looking forward to getting his hands on an all-new, mid-engine Stingray but facing a yearlong wait due to the popularity of the model and tight supplies caus...

A pilot who died in WWII has finally been laid to rest in his Maine hometown

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A pilot from World War II has finally been laid to rest 76 years after his death. US Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Ernest N. Vienneau was 25 in 1944 when his plane was shot down over present-day Slovenia, according to a...

Oldest known living WWII veteran celebrates his 112th birthday

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The oldest known living World War II veteran celebrated his 112th birthday with a socially distanced, drive-by celebration at his home in New Orleans Sunday. According to a statement from the National WWII Museum,...

Okefenokee Joe, a massive alligator estimated to have been around since WWII has died

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Okefenokee Joe, an 11-and-a-half-foot alligator who is believed to have lived in a Georgia swamp since World War II, has died, officials said. The alligator passed away from old age, the Georgia's Coastal Ecology L...

97-year-old American WWII vet reunites with Italians he saved as children

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On Monday, the 97-year-old World War II veteran met the three siblings — now octogenarians themselves — in person for the first time since the war. MORE THAN 100 SENIOR VETERANS FLY TO WASHINGTON, DC TO VISIT MEMORIA...

WWII veteran sings national anthem before Michigan baseball game in viral video

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John Pylman, 96, a WWII veteran, delivered his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Aug. 5 before the West Michigan Whitecaps played a home game in Comstock, Michigan.  A video of his performance was posted on ...

‘Minutes to Hiroshima’: The story behind the atomic bombings that ended WWII

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In Fox Nation’s "Minutes to Hiroshima," Martha MacCallum discusses the efforts that went into the making of the atomic bombs and their deployment 76 years ago.  In 1939, physicists Leo Zijlaard and Albert Einstein se...

California WWII vet receives bronze medal 75 years after it was awarded

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Ubaldo "Joseph" Ciniero, 95, was first stationed in France, where he fought in combat in January of 1945. His division was later stationed in the Netherlands, where Ciniero crossed the Rhine River and advanced to the...

Ford salutes WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots with custom Mustang Mach-E at Oshkosh air show

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The customized electric SUV features a livery inspired by the Women Airforce Service Pilots (W.A.S.P.), a civilian agency that operated during World War Two where female flyers who weren't allowed in combat tested an...

US life expectancy in 2020 saw biggest drop since WWII

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The drop spelled out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, which health officials said is responsible for close to 74% of the overall life expectancy decline. More ...

This all-Black Women’s Army Corps unit from WWII may finally receive a Congressional Gold Medal

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Members of the Women's Army Corps' all-Black 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion had to fight racial discrimination, gender discrimination and the war itself during World War II. After traveling overseas in 1...

US Soccer denies women’s team disrespected WWII veteran before send-off match

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A video circulated on Twitter showing some of the U.S. players facing away from the harmonica-playing Pete DuPré while other team members faced forward. Some players had their hands behind their backs while others ha...

A Black WWII veteran who was denied the Purple Heart due to racial inequalities receives the medal at 99

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Fletcher was wounded in a German attack shortly after D-Day in 1944 while delivering supplies to Allied troops who were off the coast of France. The driver was killed, and Fletcher was left with a large gash on his h...

A Black WWII veteran who was denied the Purple Heart due to racism finally receives the honor at 99

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For nearly eight decades, former Army Private Osceola "Ozzie" Fletcher's experience in the Battle of Normandy went unrecognized. Shortly after D-Day in 1944, Fletcher was in the back of a vehicle delivering supplies...

US Navy’s soft sugar cookie recipe from WWII, and how to make it at home

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And for anyone who’s ever wanted to eat dessert like a sailor in the U.S. Navy, now you can.  The Navy’s 1945 recipe for soft sugar cookies was posted on YouTube by the Naval History and Heritage Command in April, as...

Colorado Army vets honor Civil War, WWII dead and a Buffalo Solider

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At the cemetery are buried soldiers from the Civil War to World War II, and a lone Buffalo Soldier, George Mason.  One of the attendees on Monday was Brandon Wheeler, an Iraq War veteran and member of Living History ...

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