World War II

French Woman Meets Vet's Family After Caring For His GraveAbout 125,000 World War II soldiers and airmen are buried in 11 cemeteries in France. For many of their families it's difficult, if not impossible, to pay a foreign visit to decorate their loved-one’s grave. But 70 years after World War II ended, French volunteers continue their pledge to do what American loved ones can't.
World War II Medals Found In Rochester ParkA piece of history discovered in a southern Minnesota park has created quite the mystery for police. Two World War II medals were found wrapped in an old sheet in Silver Lake Park last week.
91-Year-Old Triathlete Offers Tips To Young CompetitorsAmerica's oldest triathlete advised the nation's youngest triathletes at Lake Elmo Saturday. Bob Powers of St. Paul is 91-years-old. He's been competing in triathlons for decades. A few weeks ago, he won his age group at the national triathlon championship in Milwaukee.
94-Year-Old Proves You’re Never Too Old To Play HockeyIt's often said that age is merely a number -- it's what you do with longevity that really counts. And nobody is better proof of that than 94-year-old Mark Sertich, of Duluth.
Found In A Dump, Lost Purple Heart Medal Heading To FamilyThe family of Wiljo Matalamaki clung to his Purple Heart, a tribute to a young man sent to World War II who never returned, whose body was never found. Then the medal, too, was lost.
Good Question: Why Do Parents In U.S. Get Less Time Off Than In Other Countries?If you are planning on having a baby, a good company to work for is Netflix. The company announced Tuesday they are starting an "unlimited leave policy," meaning new moms and dads can take as much time off as they want, with pay, during the child's first year.
Vietnam Veterans Honored At Fort Snelling CeremonyThe ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. buildup of military personnel in South Vietnam. The Pentagon wants to elevate the status of Vietnam vets to the status of World War 2 and Korean War veterans.
Germany Shelves Nazi Crimes Probe Of Minnesota ManThe son of a Minnesota man who was exposed by The Associated Press as a commander of an SS-led unit in World War II is applauding Germany's decision to shelve its investigation into his father.
After 71 Years, World War II Vet Receives H.S. DiplomaHe left high school 71 years ago, but a World War II Veteran finally received his diploma on Monday. Russell Whittaker was 17 years old when he left Mound High School in 1944 to enlist in the U.S. Navy.
2 Minn. Tennis Players In Their 90s Competing In Nat'l GamesThere's a reason 93-year-old Ray Ranallo still feels so young, and it isn't just the tennis.
Klobuchar Presents Bronze Star To Family Of World War II VetU.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran. Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed "Tropic Lightning."
World War II Veteran Finally Receives Legion Of Merit AwardWorld War II veteran Arnold Hjermstad, 96, of Cannon Falls got his Legion of Merit award Saturday. He earned it while serving in North Africa and Europe, but because of clerical errors in the system, he never got to hold it -- until now.
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