Normandy

Tom Rice, a 98-year-old American WWII veteran, front left, approaches the landing zone during a tandem parachute jump near Groesbeek, Netherlands, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.
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AP News
September 19, 2019 - 9:38 am
Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100. The American who caused a sensation in June by parachuting into Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day landings was at it again on Thursday.
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Kenneth Happel's honors
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Ian Bush
June 06, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At dawn on June 6, 1944, and throughout D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed Nazi-occupied France. Normandy's Omaha Beach saw the heaviest losses suffered by American forces. But their sacrifice marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Kenneth Happel...
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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron greet veterans as they arrive to a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at The Normandy American Cemetery, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
June 06, 2019 - 6:25 am
By Raf Carsert and John Leicester, Associated Press OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of...
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Joann Woodson
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Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2019 - 10:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There used to be a prevailing myth that no black men participated in D-Day — by far one of the most important days of World War II. But a closer look reveals that some African-American soldiers played a key role on Omaha Beach, and their stories still remain largely...
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Former Royal Marine Les Budding, right, stands with Philip Collins, 62, who is the son of the late F.E. Collins of 45 Commando, who fought alongside Budding on D-Day, as they pose for a photo aboard the MV Boudicca ship.
Ben Jary/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 10:25 am
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press ABOARD THE BOUDICCA IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL (AP) — The veterans hobble along on canes and lean on walking frames now, slower and weaker than they were on D-Day, when they stormed the Normandy beaches with the fate of the free world resting on their shoulders. It's...
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Charlie Leuzzi.
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Paul Kurtz
May 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A South Philadelphia man brought his World War II medals and memories to a party the city holds every May for centenarians. Charlie Leuzzi was a 23-year-old Army sergeant with the 8th Division stationed in Ireland when word came down that he would be part of the...
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In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, photo, D-Day veteran Eugene Deibler poses for a photo with his medals from WWII at his home in Charlotte, N.C.
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May 23, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Rebecca Santana, Associated Press Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper's bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier's hand, so he knew he was not alone. Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of...
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