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World War II

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Thousands Gather In Torrance To Celebrate Late Hometown Hero Louis Zamperini

The public memorial service was held at the Zamperini Stadium at Torrance High School, the legend’s alma mater, and included flyovers, a symbolic lap around the track and public addresses from the late hero’s family.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2014

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Graduation For 89-Year-Old Heals World War II Internment Wounds

An 89-year-old man who missed his 1942 graduation because he was locked in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans has finally fulfilled his dream.

06/22/2014

John Shick remembers D-day like it was yesterday. (credit: CBS)

WWII Veteran Awarded Purple Heart For D-Day Heroics Looks Back 70 Years Later

John Shick watched people die to his left and right and never felt he was going to be among the casualties.

06/06/2014

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Stanford Professor Arrested At LAX Says Grenade Was Old Souvenir

A Stanford University professor arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for allegedly having a grenade in his luggage says he was returning from his late father’s home with the World War II-era souvenir.

06/01/2014

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

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