March 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Donald Diederich knew he had earned medals in World War II. But he never thought he would see them. Continue Reading
February 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
DEVILS LAKE The Dakota Bull Session, an annual gathering of veterans to share stories of World War II, the Korean War and other military experiences for the past 23 years in Devils Lake, will not reconvene this spring. Continue Reading
November 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
Before several dozen residents of St. Benedict’s Health Center could sing Thursday in honor of the nation’s veterans, activities assistant Lilly Kiemele handed out miniature American flags. Then she passed around red and blue beaded necklaces. Continue Reading
October 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON In real life, Erick Baumgart is an officer in the Worthington Police Department, a relative newcomer to the community, having moved here from Winona less than a year ago.
But on the occasional weekend, Baumgart assumes a different persona that of a World War II paratrooper in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Continue Reading
August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
CANOVA Duane Miller can still recall the faces of some of the German soldiers he killed in combat more than 60 years ago.
July 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
A North Dakota man who served in the Army during World War II is being honored. Sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad presented Pvt. First Class Kenneth Johnson with his military decorations during a ceremony Tuesday. Continue Reading
July 3, 2012 in The Daily Republic
A pair of Mitchell natives is raising money to continue decorating the graves of South Dakotans who died in Italy during World War II.
June 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press
SAINTE-MARIE-DU-MONT, France With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.” Continue Reading
March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
German authorities have scrapped plans to cordon off part of the city of Stuttgart and shut its main station after discovering a suspected World War II bomb was actually an old water pipe. Continue Reading