Willmar Sailor's Remains Return Home After 72 YearsThis Memorial Day will have extra special meaning for one Minnesota community. The city of Willmar welcomed home Navy Machinist Mate 1st Class John Anderson -- 72 years after his death.
Wander Minnesota: Omnifest 2015The weather is unreliable at best in January for Minnesota, but if you need to escape the reality of cold, snow, and/or slush and mud, check out the annual Omnifest at St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota. The festival runs through February 19. Plan ahead and pre-order tickets, especially for weekends—this is a popular event.
D-Day Paratrooper Returns To Normandy For 70th AnniversaryHow quickly the years roll back to a single day that turned the tide of World War II. "I've never been here since 70 years ago," Minnetonka resident Rollie Daniel said. In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 Daniel was in the massive wave of Army paratroopers dropping from the skies over Normandy, France.
WWII Airman Visits Families Of Lost Crew Mates"Sixteen years later, I never knew Jerry was on that plane," said 93-year-old Bob Gross, a former navigator aboard a B-24 Liberator. Gross and his wife, Cynthia, arrived on a flight from Connecticut to fulfill a promise Bob made years ago. He wanted to pay tribute to his crew members by meeting their relatives and answering questions.
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Veteran Vividly Recalls Deadly D-Day InvasionWednesday means it has been 68 years since 92-year-old Bill Harper and his American and allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy. Artillery Capt. Harper was 24 years old when he survived one of the most brutal days of World War II.