Category Archives: WWII

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary stories

My mother was a 16-year-old living near Tokyo when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The war seemed far away to a teenager busy working to help support the family, but soon she was following radio broadcasts to hear of bombs … Continue reading

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Grannie Annie kids tell WWII family stories

The heirloom silver spoon that stopped a bullet, a kind woman who saved the enemy and found a husband, hiding from Germans in North Carolina, a beach full of oranges—these are some of the stories found in Echoes From World … Continue reading

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Military historian John McManus tells D-Day and WWII stories

John McManus commanded a jam-packed room at the local library the other night, talking about the D-Day battle of Omaha Beach and specifically about the infamous 1st Infantry Division known as The Big Red One. McManus is a university professor … Continue reading

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