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November 15, 2017
World War II veterans and members of the Glen's Coffee Clique Last Man Club Helmer Haakenson (center) and LeRoy Luitjens click their glasses of bourbon in a toast to their departed comrades as former Minnesota First Lady Mary Pawlenty looks on. (Julie Buntjer / The Globe)play button
Final two members of Luverne Last Man Club raise glasses in toast
November 15, 2017 - 7:01am
September 25, 2017
The hometown launch of the Johnsons' latest book is Saturday, Sept. 23 at Beagle and Wolf Books.
Little Minnesota in World War II: Book honors brave men from smallest, rural towns
September 25, 2017 - 2:37pm
July 30, 2017
Minnesota Military Museum curator Doug Thompson explains the details of the restored Sherman Jumbo tank that will take its place on a new cement pedestal at the Camp Ripley museum. Steve Kohls / Forum News Serviceplay button
Operation Jumbo Job: Minnesota Military Museum restores rare Sherman tank
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 6, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar presents Catherine Tauer with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals that her late husband Staff Sergeant Gerald Jacobsen earned during World War II. S. M. Chavey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
His remains finally identified, the wife of a deceased WWII soldier from Minnesota receives his medals
July 6, 2017 - 8:51pm
July 4, 2017
Bob and Marian Roos discuss Bob's time in the Navy with Dylan Schuett. (Karl Evers-Hillstrom / The Globe)
WWII veteran shares war stories with young history buff
July 4, 2017 - 8:19pm
June 10, 2017
U.S. Marines from Wahpeton, N.D., carry the remains of Field Musician First Class Warren G. Nelson to his burial site in Lakota, N.D., Saturday. Nelson was killed in action Nov. 20, 1943, in the South Pacific. His remains were recently identified. (Andrew Hazzard / Forum News Service)
73 years after death in WWII, warrior's remains laid to rest in North Dakota
June 10, 2017 - 6:49pm
May 14, 2017
Members of the WDAY Honor Flight tour the Iwo Jima Memorial on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Washington D.C. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
22 family members greet Pelican Rapids World War II veteran after Honor Flight arrives in D.C.
May 14, 2017 - 8:41pm
Aino Lavoie was 14 years old when she and her mother were captured by the Nazis in Poland and forced into work camps until the end of World War II. A native of Estonia, she holds her country's flag and a doll featuring traditional Estonian clothing. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)play button
Recollections of the Holocaust: Jasper woman’s story featured in ‘Postcards’
April 14, 2017 - 9:35am
April 9, 2017
Soldiers hang dog tags of the 32 A Company men who died in combat or captivity on the gun barrel of an M3 Stuart tank outside the armory Sunday during the wreath laying ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March at the Brainerd armory. Kelly Humphrey/Forum News Service
Minnesota city remembers 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
April 9, 2017 - 6:37pm
February 19, 2017
Roy Takeno stands behind a table addressing a town hall meeting with an American flag on the wall behind him at the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California, in this 1943 handout photo. Courtesy Ansel Adams / Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-A35-4-M-10/Handout via Reuters
75 years later, Japanese Americans recall pain of internment camps
February 19, 2017 - 8:30am
February 8, 2017
Yoshio Matsumoto (courtesy  photo)
For MN resident, Trump's travel ban draws parallels from his past
February 8, 2017 - 4:54pm
December 6, 2016
Now a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne, Erlandson, points to a photo display outside his room that shows images of him during his service at Wheeler Air Field on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. (Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe)
Remembering Pearl Harbor: WWII veteran on Oahu when Japanese launched sneak attack
December 6, 2016 - 9:45pm
November 10, 2016
WWII veteran still has weighty memento: a Goering photo
November 10, 2016 - 8:43pm
August 31, 2016
Loved ones remember late Gen. Jack Vessey as humble, loving leader
August 31, 2016 - 9:29pm
July 4, 2016
Minnesota man reflects on A-bomb test
July 4, 2016 - 9:34pm