World War II
On May 23, 2014, President Obama signed an act to award a Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Doolittle Raiders in recognition of their military service during World War II.
Hiroo Onoda hid in the jungle of Lubang Island in the Philippines until 1974.
One of the first black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen, William L. Booker, has died at the age of 90.
It took nearly seven decades, but the Army finally recognized Arthur Owens for his bravery during World War II. More than 68 years after Owens saved two injured soldiers from a tank under heavy fire, he was awarded seven medals including the Silver Star and Purple Heart on Sept. 19 at the National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
A second 16-year-old arrested in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran is scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday as the first was being held on $2 million bail.
An 88-year-old veteran of World War II was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane, and police are seeking two young males in the incident.
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. […]