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Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center Minneapolis carryout the dignified transfer of the remains of Willmar, Minnesota native Motor Machinist’s Mate 1st Class John E. Anderson. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michael Sheehan/Released
Remains of WWII sailor who died on Normandy Beach in 1944 arrive in Willmar
May 26, 2016 - 9:22pm
May 10, 2016
The Japanese national flag flutters at half-mast in the foreground of the atomic bomb dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in this file photo. Reuters
Obama to visit Hiroshima, will not apologize for World War II bombing
May 10, 2016 - 3:14pm
September 13, 2015
Edwin “Bud” Nakasone, far left, as an interpreter in the U.S. military after World War II in occupied Japan in 1947. Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society
Japanese Americans recall WWII language mission
September 13, 2015 - 8:23pm
August 2, 2015
On Robert Wieman’s wall in St. Paul on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 is a painting of a Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer in 1943 at the “top of the loop” he said. It’s the first plane he flew by himself without an instructor. “If I were to have a plane right now this is what I would have,” he said. “It’s open cockpit. It’s like driving a convertible.” Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press
Remembering a war’s end: Minnesota pilot recalls training to invade Japan during World War II
August 2, 2015 - 9:07pm
January 11, 2015
The cannon, formerly on display at Chautauqua Park, is now in storage as it waits for restoration. File photo
Cannon restoration delayed, but moving back on track
January 11, 2015 - 6:50pm
December 30, 2014
WWII veteran James Walker (right) was presented the French Legion of Honor Tuesday morning for his involvement in the liberation of France. Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer
Knight of Bemidji
December 30, 2014 - 9:28pm
November 10, 2014
Robert Fritz holds a replica of one of the pistols he carried while serving in World War II, along with the collection of medals, ribbons and bars he earned during his tour of duty in the Philippines and New Guinea. Julie Buntjer/Daily Globe
An American Hero
November 10, 2014 - 8:47pm
May 23, 2014
WWII vet from Willmar to raise flag at Twins’ Memorial Day game
May 23, 2014 - 9:20pm
June 1, 2013
Column: Junior college prepared pilots for WWII
June 1, 2013 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
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Ray Wolff, shown with his dog Tish, beams with pride as he holds the high school diploma he received Friday evening during commencement at Round Lake. The diploma was presented 75 years after Wolff would have graduated.
A proud graduate
May 23, 2012 - 9:21pm
April 28, 2011
Video + Story: The Army medic and the Navy officer
April 28, 2011 - 10:22pm
April 21, 2011
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World War II veteran Stephen Hicks, of Pipestone, holds up a portion of the uniform he wore while serving with the 381st Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force.
Top of the class
April 21, 2011 - 9:47pm
April 14, 2011
Medic earns Purple Heart, Bronze Star in Europe
April 14, 2011 - 9:41pm
April 7, 2011
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Gordon Tobiason served in World War II from April 1942 to January 1946. He is among more than 100 veterans who will be traveling on Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota later this month.
War filled with terrible memories
April 7, 2011 - 8:08pm
March 17, 2011
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August "Wig" Turner sits next to a trunk he brought back with him from World War II. The trunk is filled with photos, papers and memorabilia from his service as a bomber pilot in the European Theater
Man on a mission
March 17, 2011 - 9:28pm