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January 30, 2019
Reader Opinion: Remember our soldiers
Seventy-four years ago on Jan. 30, 1945, the 6th Army Ranger Battalion, part of MacArthur's effort to retake the Philippines, was given a daunting task for the 100 untested, newly trained soldiers, as they were soon on a mission to rescue over 500 U.S. and allied soldiers that ended...
January 30, 2019 - 2:30am
December 27, 2018
History or hatred? Selling Hitler's belongings and Nazi artifacts stirs a backlash
He has auctioned the journals of Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele for $300,000, Adolf Hitler's telephone from the Führerbunker for $243,000...
December 27, 2018 - 1:38pm
November 12, 2018
War story: This U.S. soldier from Germany made false teeth for his comrades during WWII
Don't let the cane and slight shuffle fool you. North Long Lake resident Herman Boehme is 96, but still has some swag left in his step. He took his very first steps nearly a century ago in Friedenau, Germany. Growing up in the furor of the fatherland after World War I was unforgettable....
November 12, 2018 - 10:30am
September 10, 2018
Remembering Bataan - 21st annual Bataan Memorial March honors sacrifice, heritage
It's the roll call of names that got to Walt Straka.
September 10, 2018 - 8:00am
August 16, 2018
Searchers find sunken stern of doomed World War II destroyer off Alaskan coast
The USS Abner Read had finished one leg of its anti-submarine patrol and was turning to start the next. Off the shore of Kiska, in Alaska's Aleutian...
August 16, 2018 - 2:34pm
July 21, 2018
Five myths about pizza
Versions of pizza have existed for centuries. First popular among the working classes of Naples in the 18th century, pizza remained a local dish...
July 21, 2018 - 5:32pm
July 9, 2018
They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they've reunited.
Frank Shatz could not believe it was Erika Fabian walking toward him in the Virginia airport. He bounded toward the woman he still saw as the...
July 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
June 27, 2018
How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump's travel ban
Long ago, Fred Korematsu was arrested in San Leandro, California, his home town, for defying an executive order that led to the expulsion or...
June 27, 2018 - 7:54am
June 24, 2018
Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they're finally buried side by side.
They were twins and did everything together, even in death. Two weeks after allied forces swept over northern France in the D-Day invasion, 19-year-olds...
June 24, 2018 - 8:00am
June 7, 2018
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
LEGIONVILLE—As the battle of the bog enters another week, the monstrous bog's days in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training...
June 7, 2018 - 7:40pm
May 27, 2018
Piecing together the past
DULUTH — Jay Hagen didn't get too emotional when he talked about his uncle to kids assembled at Congdon Park Elementary School last week....
May 27, 2018 - 6:05am
April 10, 2018
Bataan memorial service honors Brainerd armed forces
Bruce Paine came to the Brainerd National Guard Armory to remember his uncle Donald even though the two have never met as Donald, a soldier,...
April 10, 2018 - 4:00am
April 9, 2018
On the cusp of turning 112, a whirlwind life for the oldest living World War II veteran
Richard Overton, the grandson of a slave, worked in a furniture store and as a courier for decades until he finally retired when he was 85. That...
April 9, 2018 - 11:17am
March 3, 2018
194th Regiment looking for WWII servicemen relatives
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...
March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2017
Mysterious recordings reveal Brainerd WWII history
The nephew of a Bataan Death March victim is trying to uncover more about a recently discovered recording destined for the Philippines before...
December 22, 2017 - 8:00am