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World War II

Japanese army soldier Hirro Onodo emerges from the jungle on March 11, 1974 after finally being persuaded that World War II had ended. (File photo: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan’s Last WWII Straggler Dies At 91

Hiroo Onoda hid in the jungle of Lubang Island in the Philippines until 1974.

01/17/2014

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Tuskegee Airman William Booker Dead At 90

One of the first black military aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen, William L. Booker, has died at the age of 90.

CBS Seattle–12/11/2013

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WWII Vet Receives 7 Medals 68 Years After Battle

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.

09/29/2013

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Cops: WWII Vet Fatally Beaten Fought Back Against Attackers

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.

08/27/2013

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Police: Arrest Made In Beating Death Of 88-Year-Old WWII Vet

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.

CBS Seattle–08/23/2013

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

Opinion: Obama‚Äôs 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