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
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
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
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.”
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
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.
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
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
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