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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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Memorial Day Honors U.S. Heroes

Memorial Day means family, cook outs and remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we can have this lifestyle.

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Local WWII Veterans Take Trip To See Memorial In Washington D.C.

They were members of the Greatest Generation, and when their country called, they answered. Now, a group of veterans have made a one-day trip to Washington D.C. to see the World War II Memorial.

05/21/2013

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Black History Month: Saluting A Local Hero

In today’s Black History Month salute. We take a look at a man who served during World War II.

02/28/2013

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Man Finds WWII Bazooka Round In Late Father’s Basement

A family in Ambridge got a potentially explosive surprise while going through the basement of their father’s home after he passed away.

12/03/2012

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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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/05/2012

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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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