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World War II Marines reunite
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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Kenneth Happel's honors
Ian Bush/KYW Newsradio
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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A P-40 Warhawk
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 06, 2019 - 5:00 am
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Re-enactors are gathering this weekend at the Reading Regional Airport to pay tribute to World War II veterans and bring to life the period in which they lived. This gathering of "warbirds" is being staged by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum , located at Reading's airport...
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Joann Woodson
Courtesy of the Woodson family
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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Henry "Hank" Kudzick
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
June 03, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Battle of Midway was a big gamble, according to then-Chief Gunner's Mate Henry "Hank" Kudzick. The sailor was aboard the USS Nautilus, the submarine that fired torpedoes and sank a Japanese carrier during the historic World War II battle in the South Pacific...
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President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
May 28, 2019 - 11:53 am
ABOARD THE USS WASP (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday wished "Happy Memorial Day" to U.S. service members aboard an American assault ship docked in Japan. They shouted "U.S.A. U.S.A." Trump called them a "tough bunch of people" and dubbed them "daring and mighty warriors in the Pacific." The...
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Former Marine John Murach
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
May 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At the age of 17, John Murach enlisted in the Marines. Murach, who was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, but grew up in Brooklyn, dropped out of high school and asked his mother's permission to enlist. He went off to boot camp in September 1942, crediting the Marine...
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Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
May 27, 2019 - 10:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A slow stream of people trickled in early to the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Spruce and Front streets to remember those lost in the war. Many came to the memorial alone, solemnly staring at the wall and wiping tears from their eyes. Andrew Shuman, who...
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Joseph Gorzoch
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
April 01, 2019 - 1:57 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The prison sentence for a Bensalem man who lied about his military service got even longer Monday — after the court caught him in another lie. Joseph Gorzoch, 41, was caught lying about completing an addiction program while in Bucks County Jail, when prosecutors...
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