THE PERIPHERY What is Justice? Interviews on WCCO and KFGO
Following the publication of my article about Michael Karcoc, the 94 year old NE Minneapolis resident alleged in Nazi war crimes, two radio stations contacted me for further discussion. My points abou... Posted on 6/25/13 at 7:21 AM
THE DULLUM FILE Northern Valley Honor Flight (People)
One of the interesting things about reporting is getting to meet the people we meet. Here are a couple I met on the Northern Valley Honor Flight to Washington.
* At the World Wa... Posted on 9/29/09 at 12:05 AM
The seven young women sat straight-backed in the chairs at the retirement home in New London. Wearing immaculately pressed Air Force uniforms, they quietly and respectfully turned the pages of photo albums and scrapbooks of another woman who — 70 years earlier — also wore an Air Force uniform as she served our country during World War II.
Hyla Merin grew up without a father and for a long time never knew why. But on Sunday, decades after he won it, Merin received her father's Purple Heart, along with a Silver Star she never knew he'd won and a half-dozen other medals.
Israel's ambassador to the Vatican on Sunday backed off his praise of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pope blamed by some Jews and historians for having failed to speak out enough against the Holocaust.
A little more than a month ago, Jack Linquist surrendered his military uniform, along with a number of historic photos, charts, newspaper clippings, a training logbook and other artifacts that were used during his years in the United States Air Force.
Anna Walker consoled wounded GIs after D-Day On this Memorial Day weekend, Anna Walker of Grand Forks is thinking again about England, about the young men and women she lived and worked with nearly 70 years ago and the wounded who filled wards of her hospital after D-Day.
The theme of today's event - "Pacific War Memories: The Heroic Response to Pearl Harbor" - is something of a departure from the past.
Usually, the commemoration focuses on the attack on the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor and several other installations on Oahu. But this year's remembrance ceremony will center more on the months following the raid, said Eileen Martinez, chief of interpretation for the National Park Service.
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