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Almost 70 years after WWII, dozens of Nazi art pieces still in US Army facility

February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Michael E. Ruane

The Washington Post

Army Capt. Gordon W. Gilkey had traced the missing art to a train that left Berlin for the Czech border two weeks before the German surrender.

The train had been strafed en route by American fighter pl…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Column: Junior college prepared pilots for WWII

May 31, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A Worthington boy was telling his dad about Pearl Harbor as they drove home from the cemetery on Memorial Day. He had watched a Pearl Harbor DVD he said. “The Japanese missed our carriers, but we had no way to fight back. We weren’t ready for a war.” Continue Reading

Oldest WWII Military Police Officer is youngest at heart

September 13, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Gene Stephens golfs a few times a week. He goes for a walk every day. He defeats his wife, Kathie, at Ping Pong and gin rummy way more than she wants to admit.
With youthful exuberance and energy, the slim and trim Stephens spryly bounces around his summer home at Blakes by the Lakes in Alexandria, telling stories and pointing out photos. Continue Reading

Dickinson man and Pearl Harbor survivor’s ‘life has been so lucky’

May 26, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Seated around the kitchen table in their Dickinson apartment recently, Ruth Johnsen pulls stories from her husband Clayton Johnsen, a World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, with two statements, “Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. That’s where you start.”
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A proud graduate

May 23, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

At 92, WWII veteran Wolff finally earns high school diploma
BREWSTER In the fall of 1933, Ray Wolff was working behind five horses in the field while his friends drove past, tooting their car horns and waving as they embarked on their freshman year of high school. Continue Reading

Wartime Turkey springs to life in new book by Redfield native, Norbeck staffer

January 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

“Dancing With Colonels: A Young Woman’s Adventures in Wartime Turkey,” the new book from the South Dakota State Historical Society Press, combines the two, along with politics, intrigue, parties and small-town values for good measure.
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Israel’s Vatican envoy backs off WWII pope praise

June 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Israel’s ambassador to the Vatican on Sunday backed off his praise of Pope Pius XII, the World War II-era pope blamed by some Jews and historians for having failed to speak out enough against the Holocaust. Continue Reading

Letting go of the past: WWII veteran donates memorabilia to Fargo Air Museum

June 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A little more than a month ago, Jack Linquist surrendered his military uniform, along with a number of historic photos, charts, newspaper clippings, a training logbook and other artifacts that were used during his years in the United States Air Force. Continue Reading

A nursing life: Anna Walker cared for wounded during WWII

May 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Anna Walker consoled wounded GIs after D-DayOn this Memorial Day weekend, Anna Walker of Grand Forks is thinking again about England, about the young men and women she lived and worked with nearly 70 years ago and the wounded who filled wards of her hospital after D-Day. Continue Reading

Super sendoff, ‘awesome’ arrival

May 6, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

WWII veterans get the red carpet as they arrive in Washington
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