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Appeals Court Revives Case For Art Seized In WWII

A federal appeals court has revived a New York woman’s lawsuit against a Pasadena museum to return two 500-year-old paintings seized by Nazis during World War II.

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

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Smithsonian Locates Dive Bomber Flown By Local Man’s Father In WWII

A local man was surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum located the Navy dive bomber flown by his father in WWII.

03/31/2014

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Two WWII Veterans Fly Through LAX En Route To Iwo Jima Memorial

Two elderly World War II veterans flew through the Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning on their way to a memorial ceremony at Iwo Jima in Japan.

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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

Four of 24 men being honored next month with the nation's highest military honor. (credit: Pentagon)

President Obama To Honor Soldiers Who Were Overlooked Due To Racial, Religious Bias

For some of the men, the recognition will come more than 70 years after their acts of bravery and heroism.

02/21/2014

San Diego Padres broadcaster Jerry Coleman speaks as he's honored at Jerry Coleman Day before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park on September 15, 2012 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Hall Of Fame Broadcaster And Former Yankee, Marine Pilot Coleman Dies At 89

Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former second baseman for the New York Yankees who interrupted his pro career to fly as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and Korea, died Sunday after a brief illness, the San Diego Padres said. He was 89.

01/05/2014

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‘Comfort Women’ Statue In Glendale Sits At Center Of New Controversy

A petition asking for the removal of a bronze statue in the city of Glendale has been submitted to President Barack Obama’s website, “We the People.”

01/03/2014

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2 WWII Grenades Found In Sun Valley Shed

Two World War II grenades were found Thursday morning in a shed behind a San Fernando Valley home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/28/2013

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Survivors Of WWII A-Bombings To Be Tested As Part Of Historic Research Effort

As part of a historic effort to learn more about the long-term effects of radiation, doctors in Torrance are working with local survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II.

06/28/2013

Medals that have been missing nearly 70 years were returned to the family of a decorated veteran Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Prestigious Military Medals Missing Nearly 70 Years Returned To Grateful Family

Military medals – including a Purple Heart – lost for nearly 70 years were returned to a decorated veteran’s Thousand Oaks family.

02/17/2013

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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

Mary Sunada was determined to find out about the life of the father she never knew. (credit: CBS)

Woman Researching Father She Never Knew Finds He Was Owed Military Honors

A Cerritos woman spent 30 years researching her late Dad’s life.

07/26/2012

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SoCal Filmmaker Documents Effort To Bring Home The Remains Of WWII Marines

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.

05/26/2012

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