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Legendary ‘Memphis Belle’ Arrives In Pittsburgh

Weekend visitors to Allegheny County Airport will get a chance to see the “Memphis Belle.”

08/11/2014

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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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Andy Warhol’s Brother Passes Away

Paul Warhola, a World War II Navy Veteran and elder brother of the artist Andy Warhol, has died. He was 91.

01/31/2014

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Local Civil Rights Leader, Tuskegee Airman Passes Away

Local Civil Rights fighter and Tuskegee Airman Wendell G. Freeland died at his home early Friday morning. He was 88-years-old.

01/24/2014

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Pittsburgh’s World War II Memorial

It’s been a very long time coming. After 13-long years, Pittsburgh’s World War II Memorial was dedicated on Dec. 6.

12/06/2013

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Hundreds Attend Dedication Ceremony For Pittsburgh’s World War II Memorial

After 13 long years, Pittsburgh’s World War II Memorial was dedicated this morning.

12/06/2013

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Hundreds Celebrate Veterans At Duquesne University Breakfast

With Veterans Day events being held all across the area today, some are quite small, while others fill entire banquet halls.

11/11/2013

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WQED Working To Reunite WWII Vets & Families With Personal Sketches

During World War II, a Pittsburgh artist sketched hundreds of portraits of servicemen and women.

11/07/2013

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Tuskegee Airmen’s Memorial Unveiled In Sewickley

It was a day that some World War II veterans thought they would never live to see: the dedication and unveiling of Tuskegee Airman’s Memorial of Greater Pittsburgh.

09/15/2013

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Off-Broadway Play Honoring Tuskegee Airmen Comes To Byham Theater

They were fighting two wars at once – World War II and the war against bigotry.

09/14/2013

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New Exhibit At Pittsburgh International Airport Tells Story Of Tuskegee Airmen

A new exhibit was unveiled Thursday at the Pittsburgh International Airport. It tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen who fought in World War II.

09/12/2013

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World War II Hero Celebrates 100th Birthday On Golf Course

Joe Walters celebrates his 100th birthday with a round of golf at Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin. Legally blind, the World War II veteran doesn’t let a little thing like heat get in his way.

07/16/2013

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Coraopolis Veteran Awarded Legion of Honor

Albert Crawford was like thousands of young Americans in the wake of Pearl Harbor. He dropped out of high school and at the age of 17, and joined the Navy.

05/28/2013

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