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Review: ‘Boy’ a step above faith-based fare

Racism and religion, hatred and friendship, bullying and war, atomic bombs and the consequences of using them – heavy stuff to pack into a faith-based film. And one aimed at …


‘You’re like brothers’

Not a day goes by that Dane Broadfoot doesn’t think about his time in World War II and the roughly 600 days of combat he experienced with the 1st Armored …


Voices of War: Doing his duty

David Sullivan spent parts of World War II aboard aircraft carriers in the North Atlantic and South Pacific, but it’s the odd turns of fate and unusual situations that the …


War offered adventure to young nurse

Dorothy Tarleton didn’t know she was on the same Pacific island as the atomic bombs that would soon devastate Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ending World War II. As a U.S. Army …


For love of flying

Retired Lt. Col. Bryant Smick is often reminded of the time he spent flying B-24 bombers over Europe during World War II and of the time he spent as a …


Voices of war: Crucial connection

Few U.S. military operations were as fundamental to the outcome of World War II – and at the same time as little-known – as those conducted by the Persian Gulf …


War on the Eastern Front

Running through the smoke of a battlefield with the German army behind him, Yevgeniy Sirokhin came face to face with every foot soldier’s nightmare: an enemy tank. The only hope …


Eyewitness to a day of infamy

There was a moment 66 years ago – surrounded by smoke on the burning deck of the USS West Virginia, while explosions rocked the ship from below – when Denis …


Remembering Nagasaki

Ninety-year-old Frank R. Mace, of Cheney, was a prisoner of war in Japan and an accidental atomic veteran – one of the few Americans briefly exposed to the deadly atomic …


Remembering May Prevent Holocaust

Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel says the Holocaust always must be remembered because the flames of hatred are always burning somewhere. “We did not prevent the first murder,” he said …