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Oldest WWII veteran remembered in museum service

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends gathered at the National WWII Museum on Saturday to remember Lawrence Brooks, who was the oldest surviving World War II veteran until his death on Jan. 5 at age 1...

Oldest WWII veteran to be remembered at museum service

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Family and friends of a New Orleans man who was the oldest World War II veteran when he died earlier in January will gather to remember him at a ceremony in a museum memorializing ...

'Like he came back to me': WWII mail received 76 years later

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A letter sent from a U.S. soldier stationed in Germany to his mother in Massachusetts has been delivered 76 years after it was sent. Army Sgt. John Gonsalves, 22...

Oldest US veteran of WWII, Lawrence N. Brooks, dies at 112

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Lawrence N. Brooks, the oldest World War II veteran in the U.S. — and believed to be the oldest man in the country — died on Wednesday at the age of 112. His deat...

WWII veteran who was member of 'Buffalo Soldier' unit dies

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Steve Lewis, a World War II veteran who was one of the last living members of an all-Black cavalry regiment, died Wednesday in Florida. He was 99. Robert Powel...

Russia orders closure of human rights group Memorial

Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the closure of Memorial International, one of the country's most prominent NGOs. The organization faced charges under the Russia's controversial ...

Possible relics of lost WWII US bomber, crew found in Italy

MILAN (AP) — An archaeological dig in Sicily has uncovered traces of a lost World War II American heavy bomber shot down in 1943, and possible human remains that could lead to identification of five a...

Anonymous posts pro-Taiwan pages on UN website for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a United Nations website and uploaded a series of pages to support Taiwan "once more before...

China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking Massacre in WWII

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday marked the 84th anniversary of the Nanking Massacre, in which hundreds of thousands of civilians and disarmed soldiers were killed by Japanese troops in and around the f...

Bidens honor Pearl Harbor's fallen in visit to WWII Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with a somber visit to the World War II Memorial in the na...

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindli...

Bob Dole, who overcame severe WWII wounds to lead Senate GOP and run for president, dies at 98

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame severe WWII wounds to lead Senate GOP and run for president, dies at 98.

Upstate NY WWII soldier killed in France IDed after 77 years

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The remains of a World War II soldier from upstate New York killed in France in 1944 have been identified, defense officials announced Friday. U.S. Army Pfc....

Le Pen honors Jewish, Polish victims of WWII in Warsaw

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen paid her respects to Jewish and Polish victims of World World II on Friday, on the eve of a Warsaw gathering of right-wing European party leaders that she will at...

WWII vet who survived COVID-19 honored on 105th birthday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Alabama who survived COVID-19 last year will be honored on his 105th birthday Friday with the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his service. ...