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May 26, 2017
Stan Maakestad, of Woonsocket, is a World War II veteran.(Matt Gade / Republic)
Honoring the fallen: Memorial Day takes on new meaning for family of Maakestad
May 26, 2017 - 2:59pm
May 25, 2017
Merv Iverson, 91, spent two-and-a-half years as crew chief in the Marine Air Force during World War II. Stationed in Hawaii, Iverson said he was a part of countless flights throughout the Pacific Islands. (Sara Bertsch / Republic)
WWII veteran Iverson spent years stationed in Hawaii as aircraft crew chief
May 25, 2017 - 4:47pm
Lowell Nelson, of Tyndall, served as an airplane armorer for a P-38 Lightning during World War II. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Tyndall resident, Dante native was an aircraft armorer in World War II
May 25, 2017 - 8:11am
April 17, 2017
WWII vintage planes highlight Tokyo raid's 75th anniversary
April 17, 2017 - 12:45pm
April 14, 2017
Images of people being led to concentration camps during World War II are on display at the Fagen Fighters World War II Museum in Granite Falls. (Julie Buntjer / Daily Globe)
After surviving Holocaust horrors, Minn. woman shares story about coming to America
April 14, 2017 - 10:39am
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
December 5, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama, left, carries a wreath as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks on, in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanaiplay button
Abe to become first Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor
December 5, 2016 - 1:48pm
February 8, 2016
89-year-old WW II veteran receives medal 70 years later
February 8, 2016 - 11:27am
September 14, 2015
Edwin "Bud" Nakasone, far left, as an interpreter in the U.S. military after World War II in occupied Japan in 1947. He grew up in Hawaii, attended a secret military language training school at Fort Snelling at the end of the war later settled in White Bear Lake where he raised his family and taught history at high school and community college. Photo taken in Japan in 1947. (Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society)
Japanese Americans recall WWII language mission
September 14, 2015 - 11:16am
August 23, 2015
2 SD women to receive award honoring their WWII service
August 23, 2015 - 11:18am
March 27, 2015
Book features man who's 'emblematic of the American dream'
March 27, 2015 - 8:05pm
November 18, 2014
Scotland man waits 70 years for WWII medals
November 18, 2014 - 8:53pm
Alexandria native and World War II veteran Wayne Saxton, who turns 96 on Tuesday, sits with his medals last week during an interview at Golden Living Center nursing home in Salem. (Marcus Traxler/Republic)
World War II veteran prevents story from being lost to history
November 18, 2014 - 8:53pm
Charles Dawes, of Mitchell, is a World War II veteran and former prisoner of war. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Veteran endured hunger, loneliness during 5 months as POW in WWII
November 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
November 10, 2014
This famous photograph shows United States Marines raising the U. S. flag on Iwo Jima in WWII. The caption of the photo identified the soldier on the far left as “unknown”, later he was identified as Jack Thurman of Mitchell. When the photo was taken, Thurman was standing near the flag, the regiment asked him to join in the picture, as he was one of them, even though he was from another regiment. Thurman was wounded twice on Iwo Jima. (Photo courtesy of Carnegie Resource Center)
BACK IN TIME: Mitchell man at Iwo Jima
November 10, 2014 - 7:31am
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