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From Omaha to the Elbe, Bill Luke helped pave the way for the liberation of France

The bullets were still flying when Bill Luke reached the bloody sands of Omaha Beach on the afternoon of June 6, 1944. That hadn’t been part of the plan.


‘Join the Navy and see the world’ slogan landed Toppenish sailor aboard USS Nevada on D-Day

“Join the Navy and see the world,” the recruiting posters beckoned to Roger McCarthy in the summer of 1942. Two years later, on the morning of June 6, 1944, Roger …


The war at home: How Spokane’s newspapers covered the Allied invasion of France

By the spring of 1944, the people of Spokane had grown accustomed to wartime news. Every day, the headlines screamed from the pages of The Spokesman-Review and the Spokane Daily …


Joe Meiners became a medic on Utah Beach and dragged soldiers to safety

Joe Meiners prayed before the ramp dropped onto Utah Beach. Then gunfire ripped through the landing craft.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Trump honors D-Day vets, discusses Vietnam deferment

President Donald Trump has joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of D-Day.


’Thank you’: Queen honors D-Day veterans at moving ceremony

Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

‘Woo-hoo!’ At 97, D-Day veteran parachutes into Normandy

Parachutists are jumping over Normandy again, just as soldiers did 75 years ago for D-Day – but this time without being shot at. Engines throbbing, C-47 transport planes dropped group …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 10:51 p.m.

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy’s D-Day beaches.


D-Day ceremony spotlights Trump’s complicated military ties

World leaders will gather in solemn assembly next week above the sandy beaches of Normandy to mark the 75th anniversary of the world-changing D-Day invasion of France. It’s typically a …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Fallen service members “were loved. They are missed. They made a difference.”

The bond between the beaches of Normandy and the grassy land around Medical Lake glowed in the sun Monday morning, as 1,300 people gathered to commemorate the nation’s war dead …


WWII plane rescued from boneyard to join D-Day anniversary

Filled with paratroopers, a U.S. warplane lumbered down an English runway in 1944 to spearhead the World War II D-Day invasion with a message for Adolf Hitler painted in bright …


One by one, D-Day memories fade as war’s witnesses die

One more funeral, one less witness to the world’s worst war. Bernard Dargols lived almost long enough to join the celebrations next month marking 75 years since the D-Day, 75 …


Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred. On Tuesday, Julius Heinrich Otto “Henry” Pieper, his …


Paul Turner: On your calendar or not, D-Day worth remembering

D-Day used to be marked on calendars like Christmas or Thanksgiving.


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.


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 …


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The Olympics, the World Cup and commemorations of World War I, D-Day and the fall of the Berlin Wall are some of the events that will spotlight destinations like Sochi, …


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.