World War II

Catherine Chapman celebrating 100th birthday
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Paul Kurtz
July 16, 2020 - 9:12 pm
It was a bittersweet celebration Thursday for a Philadelphia native who was allowed out of her nursing home to be honored on her 100th birthday. Read more here.
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LaVonne Camp, a Moorestown resident who served in the military as a nurse during World War II, will be honored by Moorestown in a virtual Memorial Day ceremony.
Courtesy of LaVonne Camp
Kimberly Adams
May 24, 2020 - 6:27 pm
Women who served in the military will be honored at a Moorestown virtual Memorial Day ceremony, including a nurse who served during World War II. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump points to a questioner on May 11, 2020, as he speaks about the coronavirus during a press briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
AP News
May 13, 2020 - 1:00 pm
President Donald Trump' has had many targets in his war against the media, but perhaps none is more surprising than the Voice of America, the venerable U.S.-funded institution created during World War II to broadcast independent news and promote American values to the world. Read more here.
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Wimbledon canceled
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AP News
April 01, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Wimbledon was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played. Read more here.
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Photo credit Sean Adams/WCBS 880
Sean Adams
March 24, 2020 - 9:54 am
As coronavirus turns our world completely upside, a Westchester County resident who has lived through some of the darkest chapters of modern history says keep your chin up, we will get through this.
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Ernie Gross
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Hadas Kuznits
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
Seventy-five years since the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, a Philly-based Holocaust survivor, plus a U.S. soldier who liberated Dachau, recall the days marked by somber freedom. They set the tone for an unfortunate imminent reality that firsthand, in-person testimonies of these atrocities will...
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The University of Arizona Navy ROTC color guard present the colors during ceremonies on the school's mall commemorating the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor Day, Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019.
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AP News
December 07, 2019 - 2:26 pm
More than 2,000 people attended a ceremony Saturday to remember those killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor 78 years ago and launched the U.S. into World War II. Read more here.
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In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Lauren Bruner, a survivor of the USS Arizona which was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, holds with a 1940 photo of himself at his home in La Mirada, Calif.
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AP News
December 06, 2019 - 11:06 am
On Dec. 7, 1941, then-21-year-old Lauren Bruner was the second-to-last man to escape the burning wreckage of the USS Arizona after a Japanese plane dropped a bomb that ignited an enormous explosion in the battleship’s ammunition storage compartment. This weekend, divers will place Bruner’s ashes...
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Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...
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Joseph F. Boschetti
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
AP News
October 21, 2019 - 4:09 pm
The government says the remains of a soldier who died in a Pacific island battle during World War II have been identified as a 23-year-old Philadelphia man. Read more here.
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