2015 News Archive

December 16, 2015

NEWSWISE (GWU) - A collection of handwritten cards detailing Winston Churchill’s appointments during World War II, including such historic events as Victory in Europe (VE) Day and the British prime minister’s regular meetings with...

December 10, 2015

LYNCHBURG, Va (WSET) - "Freedom doesn't come easy you have to fight for it." Nobody knows that better, than 90 year old Bob Bowser- a decorated World War II veteran. From an early age he knew what he wanted to do...

December 07, 2015

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - A water canon salute and a heroes' welcome for Frank Levingston. He's 110 years old. Levingston is the nation's oldest known World War II vet. He was an army private and served in Italy during World War II. After receiving an honorable...

December 06, 2015

RICHMOND, Va (RTD) - When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, Bill H. Thornton, a 21-year-old sailor from Overton, Texas, was at work below decks on the USS Tennessee, a battleship anchored near the USS Arizona...

November 25, 2015

ASHBURN, Va (WP) - On Thanksgiving in 1944, Dick Graff opened his Army-issue mess kit and took comfort in his turkey and mashed potatoes, a welcome respite from the brutal battlefront near Weisweiler, Germany. As a soldier with the 104th Infantry Division...

November 09, 2015

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va (WDBJ) - Gunter Buhrdorf and George Williams were fighting on opposite sides during WWII. Two veterans in Christiansburg are now friends, but during World War II they were enemies. They have stories to tell that could fill volumes...

September 19, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS, Va (AP) - The Virginia War Museum has acquired a set of World War II anti-aircraft guns that once were on the battleship USS Missouri. The Daily Press reports that the 12-ton set of four Quad 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns arrived...

July 07, 2015

RICHMOND, Va (WVIR) - Virginia leaders are getting the ball rolling to recognize World War II veterans and the role Virginia played in the war. Lawmakers, staffers and volunteers hope to accomplish several goals to commemorate the sacrifices of thousands of Virginians during WWII...

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