World War II

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WWII Vet Determined To Get Fellow Marine Recognized For His Ultimate Sacrifice

A local World War II veteran has dedicated his life’s work to getting his former sergeant from the Battle of Iwo Jima recognized for saving his life during the war.

11/11/2014

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Solider Belongings Displayed Nearly 50 Years After His Death In WWII

A local family waited nearly 50-years for the remains of their soldier to be returns after World War II, now his recently discovered personal items are on display for all to see.

09/29/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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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.”

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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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