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June 27, 2018

Medal of Honor Goes to WWII Soldier With Long Record of Heroism

After more than 70 years, the late Garlin Conner, a Kentucky farmer and World War II veteran, finally received the military decoration that escaped him for so long when President Donald J. Trump presented the Medal of Honor to Conner's widow, Pauline, in a White House ceremony.

Nov. 16, 2017

Alaska Natives Defended Their Territory 75 Years Ago

When the Japanese raided and occupied parts of Alaska during World War II, the Army called on native Alaskans to defend the northern territory.

Aug. 20, 2017

Researchers Find Wreckage of USS Indianapolis

Civilian researchers say they have found the wreck of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost July 30, 1945, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, 2,000 feet below the surface.

June 7, 2017

New Memorial in France Honors Native American D-Day Sacrifice

One of the few surviving American Indian World War II combat veterans returned to the country he helped to liberate to attend the dedication of a memorial in his honor.

June 7, 2017

Wake Island a Lesson in American WWII Bravery

The story of the Wake Island defenders in December 1941 has inspired generations of Americans, but the island is so remote that few ever get the chance to see the site of their courage.

May 5, 2017

Shared Risk, Blood Cement U.S.-Australian Ties, Trump Says

President Donald J. Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that the U.S.-Australian alliance has been cemented by Australian and American service members who have shed their blood fighting common enemies for 100 years.

Feb. 13, 2017

Sorting the Mail, Blazing a Trail: African-American Women in World War II

"I'm going to send a white first lieutenant down here to show you how to run this unit." The general's yell hung in the air, shocking the soldiers lined up at attention.

Dec. 28, 2016

Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Pay Respects at Pearl Harbor

President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid their respects at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to the victims and survivors of the attack that drew the United States into World War II 75 years ago.

Dec. 7, 2016

Chief of Naval Operations Honors Pearl Harbor Survivors, WWII Veterans

On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the chief of naval operations paid tribute to World War II veterans and the men and women who serve around the globe today.

Dec. 7, 2016

U.S., Japan Extend Peace Offerings in "Blackened Canteen" Ceremony

American and Japanese representatives extended an offering of peace at the USS Arizona Memorial, gently pouring bourbon whiskey from a World War II-era canteen into the hallowed waters below.

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