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Lohmann: That time when I met the last WWI vet

Seven years ago, I sat in a farmhouse near Charles Town, W.Va., as snow blanketed nearby pastures, and chatted with the last surviving veteran from World War I — a war that America entered 100 years ago this week. It looks weird to even write that. read more

Last British WWI veteran dies

But Green, who has died at age 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal ... Green said in an interview in 2008 ''I enjoyed my time in the WRAF (Women's Royal Air Force). There were plenty of people ... read more

WWII vet’s remains returning

The last time Mary Ocheske and Ethel Smith saw their brother was shortly before he was shipped to the Philippines to fight the Japanese in World War II. After more than ... forward to seeing you again. He said I met a girl, and when I get out of the ... read more

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Crossing Divides: Meet the British Army veteran turned pro-mosque campaigner

In World War One, 400,000 Indian Muslim ... But at the same time, they're coming to us". Tanweer will be relieved once the mosque opens. But he knows his job isn't over. Last year's terrorist attacks have created a sense of unease among Muslims in the ... read more

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For a long time, the doctrine of ... My own father was a veteran as was his father Million Tedla who fought with valor and distinction against Mussolini’s savage military in Ethiopia during World War II. I’ve always had a deep reverence for men and ... read more

The Greatest War Story My Ski Trooper Uncle Ever Told

My 93-year-old uncle, Sam Morrison, born Sam Meiselman, had one: This always wisecracking Jewish World War II ski trooper veteran from the Bronx was an ... said goodbye for what was probably the last time, Tracey drove me to her father’s apartment ... read more

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He got things done, and he got them done on time. “He was a motivator,” Seward said. “He was a hard man to say no to.” I know that to be true. I met Cass about 10 years ... realization that veterans of World War II, the Greatest Generation, were ... read more

"A Faithful Mirror": The San Diego Union-Tribune's first 150 years

The Union’s World War II coverage ... shift. One veteran nightside editor stormed out of a men’s room one night, grumbling about young reporters changing into running shorts for the workout that had replaced drinking as a supper-time activity. read more

The Story of the Krait

For 'Z Special' veteran Douglas Herps, telling the story of MV Krait, and preserving the boat for future generations, became his final mission. The Story of the Krait also features ... this is the last time that he’d be doing anything again similar. read more


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