World War II

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

wine dday

Bottle Of Wine Found During WWII Returned To Placerville Man 70 Years Later

Ray Haagen last held the bottle of French wine nearly 70 years ago. His signature is one of many from the U.S. Army’s 83rd Infantry Division who signed the bottle.

06/06/2014

6th June 1944:  One of the first pictures of the D-Day landings in Normandy, showing US jeeps and men landing on the French coast.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

D-Day Ship’s US Flag Sells For $350K At Auction

A U.S. flag from one of the thousands of Allied ships that delivered troops to the Normandy beaches sold for $350,000 at a New York City auction of hundreds of D-Day and other World War II artifacts a day before the 70th anniversary of the history-changing invasion.

06/05/2014

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Final Fixes On Auburn Water Break Likely Won’t Start Until Spring

The Placer County Water Agency says the pipe burst at around 1 a.m. on High Street between Auburn Folsom Road and Pleasant Avenue.

12/18/2013

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Sacramento Man Recalls JFK’s Bravery In South Pacific WWII Rescue

A Sacramento man saw President John F. Kennedy’s bravery in the Navy after the rescue of the future commander-in-chief in the south Pacific during World War II.

11/22/2013

Veteran

World War II Veteran Reunites With Lost Family 60 Years After Wife Walked Out On Him

Harry Richmond served in the Navy during the war. He returned home and was stationed in Seattle with his wife and a 2-month-old son. He was enjoying the simple things in life when something changed.

10/16/2013

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WWII Vet Who Provided Flag On Iwo Jima Has Died

A World War II veteran who provided the flag in the famous flag-raising on Iwo Jima has died. Alan Wood was 90.

04/27/2013

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Group Taking WWII Vets To Washington D.C. To Visit War Memorial

Decades after serving our country, local World War II veterans are getting a chance to visit the Washington D.C. memorial.

04/07/2013

hearing

Call Kurtis: Your Rights When It Comes to Hearing Aids

After losing his hearing 65 years ago in World War II’s Battle of the Bulge, veteran Ed Wall was guaranteed satisfaction on his new hearing aids, he said.

09/13/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

vets

World War II Vets Return From Memorial Trip

Thirty-four aging heroes arrived at the Sacramento International Airport after visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C.

04/22/2012

Bea Abrams Cohen

California’s Oldest Female Veteran, 102, Honored

Bea Abrams Cohen put her life on hold to help her country, one of the few women to do so at the height of World War II.

03/20/2012

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