veterans

Waverly Woodson Jr. is one step closer to being honored by the Pa. House
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Cherri Gregg
September 25, 2019 - 12:30 pm
A resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania House to posthumously honor a black World War II hero from West Philadelphia has overcome its first political obstacle. Read more here.
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Committee of Seventy Chief Advancement Officer Lauren Cristella (center) and National Constitution Center Chief Learning Officer Dr. Kerry Sautner (left)
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Flashpoint
September 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
In this special edition of the Flashpoint podcast, host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the Entercom Serves program. Listen to the podcast here.
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Camden County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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David Madden
September 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
Camden County is honoring veterans of the Vietnam War with a four-day celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of the war. Read more here.
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World War II Marines reunite
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Pat Loeb
August 29, 2019 - 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the men of the Sixth Marine Division, loss has long been a part of their stories. Even in their greatest victory — taking Okinawa in a battle that lasted from April 1 to May 18, 1945 — they lost more than half their comrades-in-arms. The years since have claimed...
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Battleship New Jersey
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Justin Udo
July 08, 2019 - 1:31 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The Battleship New Jersey was an active force in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. But next month, the decommissioned ship will see a different kind of skirmish. As part of a special event with a focus on military appreciation, the floating museum will...
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The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids.
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Jim Melwert
July 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The man who spent decades in charge of Montgomery County detectives is starting an art and music school for veterans, first-responders and their kids. Oscar Vance was chief of Montgomery County detectives for 30 years, retiring in 2012. Through his Vance Community...
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Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate.
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Cherri Gregg
July 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of black federal lawmakers are teaming up with members of the U.S. Senate to push for a posthumous Medal of Honor for a Overbrook High School graduate. The World War II veteran was one of the few black soldiers on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. Courtesy of...
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Justin Udo
July 03, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Fourth of July is a time meant to celebrate America's freedom, but part of the day's celebration can have a negative effect on the people who have fought for the country. For military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, the bright fireworks of the...
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June 10, 2019 - 2:10 pm
By Jacquie Cadorette Combat veterans Kirstie Ennis, Scott Huesing, and Boone Cutler are sharing their traumatic war experiences that shape these vets in the first episode of RADIO.COM’s “To War and Back” podcast. The episode begins by telling the story of Ennis, a helicopter door gunner in the...
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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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