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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

Remember: In honoring the nation’s veterans, residents of St. Benedict’s Health Center honor their own

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

On the front lines: Erick Baumgart relives history as World War II re-enactor

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