WWII

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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France Thanks WWII Vets 70 Years After D-Day Invasion

June 6, 1944 – thousands of allied soldiers crossed the English Channel to the shores of France.

06/03/2014

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Baldwin Students Celebrate Veterans Day By Hearing Vets’ Stories

Generations of veterans passed through the heart of Pittsburgh, in the annual Veterans Day Parade.

11/11/2013

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WWII Veterans Honored With High School Diplomas

Many men and women left school to fight in WWII and never got to receive their high school diplomas. Thursday night three men were honored with diplomas.

10/18/2013

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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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Famous B-17 Bomber Stops At Allegheny County Airport

A Hollywood movie tells the story of a World War II bomber called the “Memphis Belle.”

07/22/2013

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Man Attacks Police With WWII Bayonet

Two state troopers say a man tried to attack them with a WWII bayonet.

06/24/2013

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Mt. Lebanon Soldiers Honored With Monument

The words “in honor of those who served” say it all at a Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial.

05/27/2013

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Vet Plays Millvale Taps After So Many Years

No one in the Millvale crowd recalls just how many Memorial Day services have been held at VFW Post 118, across from the doughboy statue.

05/27/2013

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Medal Stolen Right Before It Was To Be Given To D-Day Vet

He was a fine soldier regarding the circumstances, loss and his heroic service to his country.

05/27/2013

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Former Steelers Player And Coach Dies

Former Pittsburgh Steelers center and coach Chuck Cherundolo has died in Florida at the age of 96.

12/29/2012

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WWII Battleship Clock Makes Its Way To Local Museum

Today marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. And a piece of that historic day is on display for the Pittsburgh community to see — an artifact from a sunken battleship.

12/07/2012

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Annual Veterans Parade Continues To Honor Those Who Served

Thousands line the streets of downtown Pittsburgh Saturday morning to honor our veterans.

11/11/2012

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Arlington Military Burial For Recently-Found WWII Vets

The remains of seven long missing World War II marines, including John Yeager of New Kensington, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery Thursday.

10/04/2012

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