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Sorority grants World War II vet's final wish to dance with a beautiful woman
Sorority grants World War II vet's final wish to dance with a beautiful womanA bedridden 92-year-old World War II veteran had a dying wish fulfilled thanks to a Mississippi sorority — to dance with a beautiful woman. Navy vet Paul Sonnier was the guest of the Phi Mu Sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi in ...read more
Source: Fox News
Published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:00 GMT
Australia's forgotten indigenous World War II veterans
Australia's forgotten indigenous World War II veteransTorres Strait, Australia (CNN)Almost every able-bodied Indigenous man throughout Australia's Torres Strait Islands signed up to defend their country against the threat of invasion during World War II, despite not being recognized as citizens. The country's ...read more
Source: CNN
Published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:54:00 GMT
During World War II, Dallasites waged war on Nazi ideals
During World War II, Dallasites waged war on Nazi idealsIn the 1930s and 1940s, Dallasites not only knew what was happening to the Jewish people of Europe, but many stepped up to combat Nazi Germany and the policies that led to unfathomable suffering and loss of life. While not everyone knew, or even cared to ...read more
Source: Dallas Morning News
Published on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Roy Hawthorne Sr., 92; was a ‘Navajo Code Talker’ in World War II
Roy Hawthorne Sr., 92; was a ‘Navajo Code Talker’ in World War IIWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Mr. Hawthorne enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 and became part ...read more
Source: The Boston Globe
Published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:33:00 GMT
'I thought I was done': George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during World War II
'I thought I was done': George H.W. Bush faced death at 20 during World War IIJust one day after his wife was buried, former President George H.W. Bush contracted an infection that spread to his blood and was hospitalized. On Monday, a family spokesman said Bush is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. The 93-year ...read more
Source: Tulsa World
Published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:53:00 GMT
Grandad passed down his World War II bomb souvenir – not knowing it was LIVE
Grandad passed down his World War II bomb souvenir – not knowing it was LIVEAn Army bomb disposal squad was called to detonate the bomb old soldier Gerwyn Miles had picked up while serving in Japan and Asia. It was kept in his house, before being passed around family homes and even being taken into a school for a show and tell.read more
Source: Daily Express
Published on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:09:00 GMT
Last living Utah survivor of the World War II ‘Bataan Death March’ dies
Last living Utah survivor of the World War II ‘Bataan Death March’ diesSALT LAKE CITY — 96-year-old Theodore “Ted” Kampf, the last living Utah survivor of the “Bataan Death March” during World War II, has died. Kampf served in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific campaign in the early days of the war. He was sent to ...read more
Source: KSTU
Published on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:29:00 GMT
World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92
World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became ...read more
Source: Houston Chronicle
Published on Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:59:00 GMT
Review: Historical World War II novel 'The Room on Rue Amelie' too predictable to excite
Review: Historical World War II novel 'The Room on Rue Amelie' too predictable to exciteFans of “The Nightingale” and “All the Light We Cannot See” might be drawn to Kristin Harmel’s latest release, “The Room on Rue Amelie.” Yet another entry into the World War II historical fiction genre, Harmel attempts to capture the emotion ...read more
Source: The Gazette
Published on Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:43:00 GMT
Mississippi sorority grants World War II veteran’s final wish to dance with a beautiful woman
Mississippi sorority grants World War II veteran’s final wish to dance with a beautiful womanHATTIESBURG, Miss. — A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi helped grant a 92-year-old World War II veteran’s dying wish of dancing with a beautiful woman. WDAM-TV reports the women of Phi Mu Sorority held a dance in Navy veteran Paul ...read more
Source: FOX31 Denver
Published on Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:18:00 GMT