THE NEW FORTY More than a two day tour....
I have concluded from our brief Washington, DC trip that a byproduct of a two-day DC adventure is a recognition that you need to come back when you have more time. This is not a place that can be seen... Posted on 8/2/13 at 7:58 AM
STORM TRACKER Forecasting the War
At a recent speaking engagement I had the opportunity to have a brief but fascinating conversation with a World War II veteran that was a meteorologist in the Pacific Theatre during the war. Even wi... Posted on 4/6/12 at 7:47 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Dresden Neumarkt: The Medieval Market
Moving on from the markets in the outer portion of Dresden, we come to the Christmas market in Dresdens Neumarkt, one of two major Christmas markets in Dresden's Altstadt. The market is loca... Posted on 12/23/11 at 6:04 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST American Rallying Cries (Remember Pearl Harbor)
Remember the Alamo was the Texan's rallying cry during their war with the Mexicans. The Mexicans laid siege on the small Texan mission and eventually massacred everyone inside. This lack of mercy serv... Posted on 12/7/10 at 7:51 PM
American survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many in their 90s, gathered on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the attack in 1941 that took the lives of more than two thousand of their peers and thrust the United States into World War Two.
World War Two pilot Henry Heim, now 92, says he can still hear the sounds of the attack on Pearl Harbor vividly. Looking back on the fateful morning of December 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers pounded the U.S. Pacific fleet, Americans like Heim are marking the anniversary on Saturday with solemn public ceremonies and private moments of reflection.
Of the many dangers associated with being in a bomber wing during World War II, the job did have one perk: earning the right to wear the distinctive leather bomber jacket; a perk that had — until now — been denied to Duluth’s Ray Frones.
Tyler Scouton tells the Duluth News Tribune that he received a postcard last week that appears to be from the World War II era. The card is postmarked April 23, 1945, and pictures the USS Cuttlefish, a submarine training vessel.
The Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle, an outspoken politician said in comments raising ire with Japan's neighbors.
Jerry Joyce made his flight in 2009, and he still gets choked up about it. “When we left Grand Forks, there were Air Force and National Guard people there who carried our bags,” he said. “They treated us like we were really special.” That was the plan.
A North Dakota man who served in the Army during World War II is being honored. Sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad presented Pvt. First Class Kenneth Johnson with his military decorations during a ceremony Tuesday.
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