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July 9, 2018
Fabian and Shatz last saw each other when Shatz extricated Fabian from prison in communist Slovakia in the 1950s. Photo for The Washington Post courtesy of Yveta Martson.
They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they've reunited.
July 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
June 27, 2018
Fred Korematsu / Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump's travel ban
June 27, 2018 - 7:54am
June 24, 2018
Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they're finally buried side by side.
June 24, 2018 - 8:00am
June 8, 2018
A bog that floated in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center during the winter has forced the cancellation of the American Legion’s summer sessions for campers on the Legionville beach.play button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 8, 2018 - 9:11am
June 4, 2018
Mike Beck has undertaken the task of assembling a North Dakota prisoner of war internment camp building at Buckstop Junction. Beck and others rescued the World War II-era buildings from a date with the wrecking ball in 2011 and brought the pieces to the pioneer village east of Bismarck. During WWII, the internment camp at Fort Lincoln, which is now United Tribes Technical College, housed prisoners of war from Germany and Japan. Tom Stromme, Bismarck Tribune
A piece of history: Structure from WWII internment camp to be reassembled in Bismarck
June 4, 2018 - 5:00am
May 28, 2018
A few of Grand Forks native John H. O'Keefe's military keepsakes from his service as a bomber pilot in World War II.  Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Heraldplay button
On a wing and a prayer: World War II plane at Grand Forks Air Force Base honors heroism of local pilot
May 28, 2018 - 7:10am
May 27, 2018
Jay Hagen of Duluth speaks to students about the search for his uncle's remains while participating in the Memorial Day program at Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth Thursday, May 24. Hagen's uncle was killed during a battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Piecing together the past
May 27, 2018 - 6:05am
May 20, 2018
Hod Hutson, of Grafton flew 58 missions in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
Grafton pilot and WWII veteran reflects on a lifelong love of aviation
May 20, 2018 - 6:00am
April 12, 2018
ND Jew reflects on Holocaust and Heroism Memorial Day
April 12, 2018 - 6:34pm
April 9, 2018
Richard Overton, on the cusp of turning 112, grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of being a slave in Tennessee. When his grandfather was freed, he moved to Texas, where his family settled. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
On the cusp of turning 112, a whirlwind life for the oldest living World War II veteran
April 9, 2018 - 11:17am
October 14, 2017
World War II veteran Ralph Oehlke, second from right, talks on Saturday, Oct. 14, about the landing at Guadalcanal in the South Pacific Theater in 1942. Other North Dakota veterans from the 164th Infantry Regiment talking in Bismarck about their experiences at the battle were, from left to right, Richard Stevens, Louis Hanson, Dennis Ferk and Douglas Burtell. (Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune)
Guardsmen gather for 75th anniversary of Battle of Guadalcanal
October 14, 2017 - 7:09pm
September 25, 2017
The hometown launch of the Johnsons' latest book is Saturday, Sept. 23 at Beagle and Wolf Books.
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
September 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
July 30, 2017
Bottineau County sailor killed at Pearl Harbor coming home
July 30, 2017 - 7:08pm
Minnesota Military Museum curator Doug Thompson explains the details of the restored Sherman Jumbo tank that will take its place on a new cement pedestal at the Camp Ripley museum. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Operation Jumbo Job: Minnesota Military Museum restores rare Sherman tank
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 24, 2017
Marilyn Hagerty: 'Dunkirk' has special meaning for Grand Forks resident
July 24, 2017 - 3:19pm