Keystone - Hulton Archive
Bill Grady
June 06, 2019 - 7:26 am
Kansas City, MO - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and planner of the greatest amphibious invasion in world history, grew up on a farm in Abilene, Kansas. Eisenhower, "Ike" to his friends and admirers, oversaw preparations of "Operation Overlord," the allied...
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Courtesy: National Infantry Museum - DoD - Sipa USA
Dan Weinbaum
June 06, 2019 - 6:45 am
Kansas City, MO - Seventy-five years after D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, a local WWII veteran remembers the fight against fascism. John Keitel is among a group of American military veterans who meet at a restaurant each week in Mission. "I went into the service out of high school in 1944...
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World War II veterans from the United States salute as they pose in front of Les Braves monument at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Monday, June 3, 2019. France is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion which took place on June 6, 1944. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
AP News Staff
June 03, 2019 - 1:42 pm
OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches. They are back on battlefields where the World War II veterans saw friends killed, took lives themselves, were scarred physically and mentally and helped change...
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