Stories tagged: D-Day
Tue., June 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
World War II veteran in Spokane recalls contribution to D-Day
To this day, Clarence “Willie” Hauser considers the planes he helped maintain as the integral cog in the turning point of the invasion of Normandy during World War II. “That’s …
Tue., June 6, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. D-Day, June 7, 1944
Mon., June 6, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Veterans, families remember Normandy D-Day landings, 72 years on
Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies vanquish Hitler.
Sat., July 5, 2014
Four generations gather to raise flags to honor WWII vet
For 95-year-old Jerry Weed, the flag of the 82nd Airborne Division was right where it belonged on the Fourth of July – overlooking his son’s neighborhood, waving along with the …
Fri., June 6, 2014
Spokane veteran recalls heartwarming, heartbreaking moments from D-Day
On a Sunday morning in the autumn of 1944, Idaho native Ben Brooks settled into his foxhole in liberated Luxembourg to write a letter while the rest of his squad …
Sun., March 23, 2014
Visitors flocking to France as D-Day’s 70th anniversary approaches
BAYEUX, France – There’s a digital clock on display outside the visitors center in the charming Normandy town of Bayeux – but it doesn’t tell the time. It’s counting down …
Thu., June 6, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
D-Day anniversary commemorations begin in France
COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France — Veterans of the 1944 Normandy landings gathered Thursday at the site of history’s largest amphibious invasion for a day of ceremonies marking D-Day’s 69th anniversary.
Mon., June 7, 2010
Mullen says veterans need not suffer alone
BEDFORD, Va. – In a stirring tribute to the D-Day sacrifices of American soldiers and their allies, the U.S. military’s top officer said Sunday that World War II’s defining moment …
Sat., June 6, 2009
One soldier’s story
Two things Ray Batten remembers about D-Day: It was postponed a day, and when he finally did get to France, he spent his initial time up in a tree. “I …