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September 10, 2018
Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka (center), families of survivors and others attend an opening ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8, before the 21st annual Bataan Memorial March at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Remembering Bataan - 21st annual Bataan Memorial March honors sacrifice, heritage
September 10, 2018 - 8:00am
August 16, 2018
The Abner Read.  National Archives
Searchers find sunken stern of doomed World War II destroyer off Alaskan coast
August 16, 2018 - 2:34pm
July 21, 2018
An employee removes a pizza from an oven at a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Chantilly, Virginia, on Feb. 20, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Five myths about pizza
July 21, 2018 - 5:32pm
July 9, 2018
Fabian and Shatz last saw each other when Shatz extricated Fabian from prison in communist Slovakia in the 1950s. Photo for The Washington Post courtesy of Yveta Martson.
They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they've reunited.
July 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
June 27, 2018
Fred Korematsu / Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump's travel ban
June 27, 2018 - 7:54am
June 24, 2018
Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they're finally buried side by side.
June 24, 2018 - 8:00am
June 7, 2018
The bog, shown here Thursday, June 7, has forced the cancellation of Legionville School Safety Patrol Training this year. Jim Stafford / Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 7, 2018 - 7:40pm
May 27, 2018
Jay Hagen of Duluth speaks to students about the search for his uncle's remains while participating in the Memorial Day program at Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth Thursday, May 24. Hagen's uncle was killed during a battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Piecing together the past
May 27, 2018 - 6:05am
April 10, 2018
The 32 replica dog tags of the soldiers from the 194th Tank Battalion Company A who died in combat, as a prisoner of war or the Death March are positioned on a scabbard of a sword after the Fall of Bataan 76th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony Monday, April 9. Each soldier’s name was read and during a ceremony at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
Bataan memorial service honors Brainerd armed forces
April 10, 2018 - 4:00am
April 9, 2018
Richard Overton, on the cusp of turning 112, grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of being a slave in Tennessee. When his grandfather was freed, he moved to Texas, where his family settled. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
On the cusp of turning 112, a whirlwind life for the oldest living World War II veteran
April 9, 2018 - 11:17am
March 3, 2018
The 194th Regiment is looking for relatives of the men who served in the 34th Tank Company and later in Company A, 194th Tank Battalion, World War II. Photo Minnesota National Guard
194th Regiment looking for WWII servicemen relatives
March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2017
This 1941 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch heralded an upcoming event to make phonograph records of family members to send to service members stationed overseas. Jim Knudsen, nephew of World War II participant Julius Knudsen, recently uncovered one such record. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch
Mysterious recordings reveal Brainerd WWII history
December 22, 2017 - 8:00am
September 25, 2017
The hometown launch of the Johnsons' latest book is Saturday, Sept. 23 at Beagle and Wolf Books.
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
September 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
September 11, 2017
People head out from the starting line Saturday during the Bataan Memorial March in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
20 years of running to honor the Bataan Death March - Survivor Straka may return to Japan
September 11, 2017 - 5:00am
September 7, 2017
Military personnel and civilians take part in the 17th annual Bataan Memorial March in 2014, an event that commemorates those who endured the Bataan Death March in 1942 during World War II. Kelly Humphrey/file photo
20th Bataan Memorial Death March planned for Saturday
September 7, 2017 - 5:00am