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Local WWII Vets Honored At D-Day Anniversary Ceremony In Beaver Co.

June 6, 1944. Thousands of lives hung in the balance as young men stormed the beaches. Many would not come back. Of those who did, a precious few remain.

06/06/2014

The Blue Ridge Mountains can be seen behind a sculpture titled 'Final Tribute' at the National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia. The memorial was dedicated in 2001 honoring American GIs who participated in the invasion of France at Normandy on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Bedford, Virginia was chosen for the memorial site because the town lost 19 of its men that day, all were members of Company A, 29th Infantry Division. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

“Waking The Sleeping Giant,” A Landmark Change In World War II

Friday June 6 marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the day the Allies stormed the beaches of Normandy to eventually defeat Hitler and the Nazi’s. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower addressed the 160,000 troops that this operation is a crusade where “we will not accept anything less than a full victory.”

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/06/2014

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World War II Veteran Remembers D-Day

World War II Veteran talks about his experience with D-Day.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2014

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Couple Shares World War II Experience With Middle School Students

She’s a French baroness. He was an American coal miner. Bill Winowich, of Shaler Township, was an Army medic stationed in France in World War II when he met the translator who would become his wife.

05/16/2012

WWII Veteran Michael Vernillo

92-Year-Old WWII Veteran Remembers D-Day

Sixty-seven years after the allied invasion at Normandy, Michael Vernillo remembers it clearly.

06/06/2011

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