World War II

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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

North Shore WWII Memorial

Veterans from World War II gathered on the North Shore today to mark the solemn 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

12/07/2011

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Pearl Harbor Anniversary Prompts Final Push To Raise Funds For North Shore WWII Memorial

Veterans from World War II gathered on the North Shore today to mark the solemn 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

12/07/2011

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Local WWII Vets Share Memories of Pearl Harbor

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To commemorate the day, some World War II veterans shared their memories of December 7, 1941 during a visit to the Heinz History Center’s exhibit “Stars and Stripes: An American Story.”

12/06/2011

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Organizers Raise Money For World War II Memorial

World War II veterans from Pittsburgh are finally getting their due with a memorial dedicated to them on the North Shore. However, organizers still need a lot of help to honor the men and women of America’s greatest generation.

10/26/2011

North Shore World War II Memorial

World War II veterans from Pittsburgh are finally getting their due with a memorial dedicated to them on the North Shore.

10/26/2011

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Wings Of Freedom Tour Arrives In Pittsburgh

A World War II fighter plane touches down at Allegheny County Airport. The P-51 Mustang is one of three aircraft offering paid flights and tours

08/16/2011

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Bantam Jeep’s Legacy Celebrated In Butler

To celebrate the birth of the Jeep, a local community is hosting a festival. A parade of about 1,200 Jeeps will be featured in a festival in Butler to honor the vehicle’s historic past.

08/12/2011

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Fallen Serviceman Honored At Arlington National Cemetery

More than six decades ago, a young man from Pittsburgh died fighting for his country. Second Lt. Regis Dietz, 28, is finally home and was honored with others at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.

08/04/2011

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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