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World War II

Medal of Honor recipient and D-Day veteran Walter Ehlers relates his experience on D-Day during the 63rd Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, June 6, 2007. (credit: Cherie A. Thurlby/Department of Defense)

WWII Medal Of Honor Recipient Walter Ehlers Dies

Walter D. Ehlers died Thursday at a Long Beach hospital of kidney failure. He was 92, and his passing leaves only seven surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipients.

02/25/2014

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World War II Vet’s Stolen Medals Replaced

Thanks to a member of Congress, a World War II veteran’s stolen medals have been replaced.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2014

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Newlyweds Plead For Return Of Family Necklace Lost At Disneyland Wedding

A Fullerton couple who married on New Year’s Eve is pleading for the return of a valuable family keepsake lost on their wedding day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2014

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Rose Parade Float Honors Female WWII Pilots

A New Year’s Day Rose Parade float will honor the unsung heroes of World War II—female aviators.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2013

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Military Service Honored At Veterans Day Events Throughout Southland

Hundreds gathered at events throughout the Southland in honor of Veterans Day Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/11/2013

Downey High students killed during World War II

Downey High School Honors Former Students Who Died In WWII

A high school in Downey is honoring former students who lost their lives in World War II.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/08/2013

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OC Grandfather Awarded France’s Highest Civilian Honor For Service In World War II

A Costa Mesa great-grandfather was awarded France’s highest civilian honor nearly seventy years after he enlisted to fight in World War II.

CBS Los Angeles–07/22/2013

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On D-Day Anniversary, Vet Recalls Forecasting Weather During WWII

On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, a veteran soldier recalled forecasting the weather to help save lives during World War II.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/06/2013

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Authorities Clear Home Of Large Cache Of Explosives From World War II

A large amount of military ordnance from World War II have been cleared after being discovered at a home.

06/04/2013

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Long-Missing WWII Medal To Be Awarded

On Sunday, decades after he won it, Hyla Merin will receive her father’s Purple Heart, along with a Silver Star she never knew he’d won and a half-dozen other medals.

02/17/2013

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93-Year-Old Pilot, WWII Hero Goes Down Under For Top Honor

John Wells, a 93-year-old World War II pilot, recently returned to Australia for a plaque dedication in honor of the 22nd Bomb Group.

10/05/2012

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

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Abandoned Nazi Compound Withers Away In The Hills Of Pacific Palisades

Hidden deep in the hills above Pacific Palisades lie the remnants of a secret compound that housed Nazi sympathizers during World War II.

04/30/2012

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Tickets On Sale For Documentary On WWII Internment Camps In SoCal

A new documentary has opened chronicling the first internment camps that opened during World War II here in Southern California.

03/31/2012

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USC Awards Degrees To Japanese American Internees

The University of Southern California is tracking down Japanese-American students who never got to complete their degrees because they were sent to internment camps during World War II.

03/18/2012

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