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World War II

April 14, 2017
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
October 20, 2012
Erick Baumgart dons the combat gear he uses in World War II re-enactment events. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)
On the front lines: Erick Baumgart relives history as World War II re-enactor
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
September 2, 2011
Battleship Missouri marks end of WWII anniversary
September 2, 2011 - 3:22pm
August 11, 2011
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Bernie Pettit of rural Lakefield holds open his scrapbook showing a collection of paper money from the various countries he visited during World War button
Pettit was lab tech aboard ship in World War II
August 11, 2011 - 7:57pm
June 24, 2011
After 67 years, Bataan Death March POW finds friend's family
June 24, 2011 - 3:00pm
March 30, 2011
Ken Thompson of Worthington is shown during his April 30, 2010, visit to the Marine Corps Memorial in Washington, D.C. (BRIAN KORTHALS/DAILY GLOBE)
A man of many stories: Retired educator Ken Thompson experienced Iwo Jima landing
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am
March 24, 2011
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Jackson's Don Nielsen poses with his Navy uniform and a photo of him as a 22-year-old farm kid as he embarked on a tour of duty in World War button
Sweeping the sea
March 24, 2011 - 9:25pm
March 10, 2011
Andy Mouw of Sibley, Iowa, served aboard the USS Bismarck Sea CVE-95 in the South Pacific during World War II. When the aircraft carrier was struck by two Japanese kamikazes on Feb. 21, 1945, more than 300 crew members aboard were button
WWII vet survives sinking ship
March 10, 2011 - 8:26pm