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With 'America First,' Trump Challenges The World Constructed After World War II
With 'America First,' Trump Challenges The World Constructed After World War IIWhen World War II ended in August 1945, President Harry Truman was a man in a hurry. In the final few months of that year, he pushed hard to help establish the United Nations to handle international political disputes, and the World Bank and the ...read more
Source: NPR
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:59:00 GMT
World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center
World War II Veterans Hold Reunion at Camp Blanding Joint Training CenterFor years, veterans of the Army’s 66th Infantry Division have reunited to reminisce about their time together fighting in World War II, to share stories of how their lives have changed since then, and to recall fond memories of those brothers they lost ...read more
Source: United States Department of Defense
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:39:00 GMT
Laura Bush Says Trump Putting Immigrant Children in 'Cages' Is Like World War II Internment Camps
Laura Bush Says Trump Putting Immigrant Children in 'Cages' Is Like World War II Internment CampsFormer first lady Laura Bush is not happy about the Trump administration's efforts to detain migrant children and separate them from their families. In a searing op-ed published by The Washington Post Sunday, Bush said the policy was "cruel" and "immoral ...read more
Source: Newsweek
Published on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 19:16:44 GMT
America hits a World War II level of cruelty in separating migrant children from their parents
America hits a World War II level of cruelty in separating migrant children from their parentsTo the editor: Even Dickensian workhouses and World War II detention camps for Japanese Americans, as terrible as they were, did not dare to separate children from their parents. It took the malevolence of President Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions to ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT
New Hampshire airman who died on World War II bombing mission will be laid to rest
New Hampshire airman who died on World War II bombing mission will be laid to restA US airman from New Hampshire who was a gunner aboard a bomber that disappeared during a mission off Papua New Guinea in World War II will be laid to rest in Ashby, Mass., on June 23. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that the remains of ...read more
Source: The Boston Globe
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:53:00 GMT
Son of World War II British flight cadet visits Maxwell
Son of World War II British flight cadet visits MaxwellThe son of a British service member made a point to stop at Maxwell on June 15 on a tour of the states to see where his father trained during World War II. Edwin Norton, from Norton Fitzwarren, England, took a nostalgic tour of Maxwell to see some of the ...read more
Source: AF.mil
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:55:00 GMT
World War II airman’s body finally laid to rest at home in Virginia
World War II airman’s body finally laid to rest at home in VirginiaWINCHESTER, Va. — “We’ve gathered to remember and give thanks for the life of Jack Bailey.” So began the Rev. Dan McCoig as he welcomed about 100 people attired in outfits ranging from suits and dresses to shorts and T-shirts to Wednesday afternoon ...read more
Source: Journal News
Published on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:49:00 GMT
A mother's prayer answered: A World War II soldier coming home for burial
A mother's prayer answered: A World War II soldier coming home for burialAfter Leo Husak was killed during the U.S. Army's push into Germany in the final year of World War II, his mother's wish was that her son's body could be recovered so that he could be buried at home in Texas. His mother, Julia Husak, died in 1976, but her ...read more
Source: WKTV
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:58:00 GMT
Balkan right-wing populists continue attempts to rehabilitate the legacies of World War II Nazi collaborators
Balkan right-wing populists continue attempts to rehabilitate the legacies of World War II Nazi collaboratorsAcross Europe, extremist right-wing groups have employed historical revisionism to deny the Holocaust or make heroes out of World War II-era “quislings,” or people who collaborated with Nazi forces, considered widely to be traitors to their countries.read more
Source: Global Voices Online
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:51:00 GMT
San Bernardino World War II veteran dies two weeks after celebrating 91st birthday
San Bernardino World War II veteran dies two weeks after celebrating 91st birthdayNick Huerta, a World War II veteran who this month celebrated his 91st birthday by reuniting with an American torpedo bomber similar to the one he protected as a tail gunner during, died Friday, June 15. Though Huerta, originally of Los Angeles but a San ...read more
Source: The San Bernardino Sun
Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 04:02:00 GMT