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Families of the missing in action fight time and bureaucracy

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHAMBERSBURG Pa. — In April 1943, when Ronald Norford was 10, his older brother Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and shipped out on a submarine patrolling the waters off Japan as World War II was reaching full boil.
“My mother made me a white dr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

DHS students create World War II exhibits

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Dickinson High School Social Studies Department is sponsoring a World War II Museum — an afternoon of more than 70 student exhibits on display.
The public is invited to attend the museum from 12:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the DHS gymnas…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: The loss and celebration of a family patriarch

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Nothing good can come from a 6:45 a.m. phone call from you mother.
When I answered, it was clear she was upset. Instantly, I knew something in my world was about to change. Then she said it. … “Honey, Grandpa died.”
I was silent for a few sec…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: The loss and celebration of a family patriarch

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Nothing good can come from a 6:45 a.m. phone call from you mother.
When I answered, it was clear she was upset. Instantly, I knew something in my world was about to change. Then she said it. … “Honey, Grandpa died.”
I was silent for a few sec…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

WWII vet receives long-earned medals

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

One day short of 72 years after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, nearly 69 years after he was drafted and 67 years after he came home, World War II Veteran Anton Tuhy received three medals and a lapel pin from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on Friday in the V…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

WWII vet receives long-earned medals

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

One day short of 72 years after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, nearly 69 years after he was drafted and 67 years after he came home, World War II Veteran Anton Tuhy received three medals and a lapel pin from Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., on Friday in the V…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Floating vengeance

July 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Remembering the arrival in North Dakota of an early UAV launched from Japan during World War IIIt’s not big in the history books and it doesn’t get talked about at gatherings of World War II veterans. But on a wintry day in the final year of the war, Imperial Japan attacked North Dakota. Continue Reading

Watford City WWII vet receives medals

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

Auschwitz survivor to give speech at SDSU

March 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Eva Mozes Kor was 10 when she and her family entered the concentration camp in 1944.
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Annual Devils Lake veterans gathering on hold

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