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Local Woman Shares Stories Of Supporting Wounded WWII Sailors

When the soldiers and sailors shipped out for World War II, many women enlisted, too. Not in the Army or the Navy, but in the WACS and the WAVES. Those were the service organizations that cared for the wounded coming back home. One of those women was Virginia Forsythe-Rye.

11/12/2012

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Shaler Students Honor Local Veterans

Hundreds of local veterans were honored Wednesday at Shaler Area Middle School.

11/07/2012

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Long-Awaited Funeral Held For Local WWII Veteran

They’ve been waiting nearly 70 years, but the family of a World War II veteran is finally getting some closure. A funeral was held Saturday for Marine Corporal John Yeager of New Kensington.

09/15/2012

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Fallen World War II Marine Finally Coming Home

A local Marine is finally coming home nearly 70 years after his death. World War II Marine Corporal Jack Yeager, of New Kensington, was killed in action back in 1944.

09/14/2012

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Jeep Celebrated In Butler County

More than 1,000 Jeeps will find their way to Butler this weekend. The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival honors the first one of all. It was built in Butler on the cusp of World War II.

08/10/2012

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Remembering World War II

KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore talks with Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the man who navigated the plane, Enola Gay, which dropped the atomic bomb that ended World War II.

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Battle Of The Bulge Veterans Take Final Ride

The Latrobe Fourth of July celebration is a tradition for many across the area, but this year it’s a bittersweet occasion as a special group of veterans ride in their final parade.

07/04/2012

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‘Memphis Belle’ To Fly At Allegheny County Airport

Few aircraft have achieved the stature and fame of the “Memphis Belle.” The Memphis Belle was the first American bomber to successfully complete 25 missions over enemy territory. Decades later, a popular film would introduce the bomber and her crew to a new generation.

07/02/2012

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Iron Men Of Metz Come To Pittsburgh

It’s the 63d reunion for the men of the 95th infantry, who liberated a French city from Nazi forces in November, 1944. They were hailed as the “Iron Men of Metz.”

06/07/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

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Vets Roll Tour Makes Stop At Flight 93 Memorial

Over 200 veterans from Wisconsin, Illinois and other parts of the upper Midwest are moving through the area en route to Washington, D.C. as part of the Vets Roll Project.

05/21/2012

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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

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Machine Gun, Flame Thrower Found Inside Brighton Heights House

Police found a cache of weapons inside of a Brighton Heights home. A man described by neighbors as a recluse and a hoarder hasn’t been seen for several weeks.

04/13/2012

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Tuskegee Airman Pays Visit To Local School

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one of honor and bravery. On Monday, students at Penn Hills High School learned all about it.

02/28/2012

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Local World War II Vet Finally Gets Purple Heart

The Battle of Okinawa was the bloodiest conflict of the Pacific campaign near the end of World War II. American forces struggled to take the island from Japan in the spring and summer of 1945. One of the wounded was an Army sergeant from Squirrel Hill named Aaron Narvol.

01/27/2012

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