Purple Heart legacy Dick Woods was drafted into the Army in 1969 and served as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is pictured above with his medals—including two Purple Hearts—and the flag he received at his father’s funeral. Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
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Life in the American Zone – U.S. News November 23, 1945 Life in the American Zone – U.S. News November 23, 1945
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WHO-Tube: Top 10 Vietnam War Movies

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Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

  As in Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) and Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One (1980), any Hollywood gloss has been scoured away: the plot is raw, episodic and wholly unsentimental; a gruelling onward rumble from one brush with death to the next. “We don’t murder, we kill,” says […]

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ABOVE AND BEYOND – Review by Mark Barnes

How many times have you heard the old saying the Lord moves in mysterious ways? It has been used to explain all manner of situations – good, bad and downright odd. I am not a man with strong religious convictions but that doesn’t make me a non-believer. I know a […]

WORLDWIDE Dick Woods was drafted into the Army in 1969 and served as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is pictured above with his medals—including two Purple Hearts—and the flag he received at his father’s funeral. Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick

Purple Heart legacy

Vietnam War service earns local veteran two Purple Heart medals By Jeremy P. Amick A son often follows in the footsteps of his father, whether it be intentional or coincidental. But as veteran Richard “Dick” Woods explained, his father’s receipt of a Purple Heart medal for wounds received during World […]

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Dick Woods was drafted into the Army in 1969 and served as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is pictured above with his medals—including two Purple Hearts—and the flag he received at his father’s funeral. Courtesy/Jeremy P. Ämick
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Purple Heart legacy

Vietnam War service earns local veteran two Purple Heart medals By Jeremy P. Amick A son often follows in the footsteps of his father, whether it be intentional or coincidental. But as veteran Richard “Dick” Woods explained, his father’s receipt of a Purple Heart medal for wounds received during World […]

Obscure facts about Adolf Hitler.
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Obscure facts about Adolf Hitler.

Many strange, contradictory and often largely unsubstantiated rumours have arisen about Hitler, both in life and death. Of course many of these are little more than propaganda created by his enemies, in seeking to discredit him as a volatile madman. Frequently these supposed ‘Hitler facts’ involve lewd allusions to his […]

Life in the American Zone – U.S. News November 23, 1945
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Life in the American Zone – U.S. News November 23, 1945

GERMANS UNDER U.S. RULE: THE BATTLE AGAINST WANT American Zone’s Prospect of Worst Hunger and Cold in Centuries Handicaps in low output, meager transport and lack on non-Nazi administrators It now becomes possible to look inside the American zone of Germany and see how Germans are faring under military occupation, […]

Rare British WW2 airplane found in Norwegian fjord
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Rare British WW2 airplane found in Norwegian fjord

University students have made a sensational discovery deep down at 180 meters in Trondheimfjorden in Norway. During an under water search course a British aircraft used in the fight against Tirpitz during WW2 appeared on the ocean floor. We have found the wreckage of a Halifax bomber from World War […]

World War Two: Joseph Goebbels’ Wife’s Descendants Richest German Family
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World War Two: Joseph Goebbels’ Wife’s Descendants Richest German Family

Magda Goebbels was the wife of Nazi chief propagandist and Hitler’s close ally, Joseph Goebbels when World War Two was fought. According to recent information, her descendants own 46.7 per cent stake in German automobile company BMW, making them the richest family in the country. For about decade, the position […]

Famous faces your ancestors fought alongside, or against, in World War 1
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Famous faces your ancestors fought alongside, or against, in World War 1

An estimated 65 million men fought in World War 1; over 10 million of them were killed and more than 20 million were wounded. When it was finally over, most survivors tried to readjust to lives that were mainly unremarkable as far as the history books are concerned. Some, however, […]

WHO-Tube: Top 10 Vietnam War Movies
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WHO-Tube: Top 10 Vietnam War Movies

It’s an iconic war and it inspired some awesome movies.

ABOVE AND BEYOND – Review by Mark Barnes
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ABOVE AND BEYOND – Review by Mark Barnes

How many times have you heard the old saying the Lord moves in mysterious ways? It has been used to explain all manner of situations – good, bad and downright odd. I am not a man with strong religious convictions but that doesn’t make me a non-believer. I know a […]

Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf is pictured standing in front of a fighter on the deck of the carrier USS Bennington possibly off Iwo Jima during World War II. He was a plane captain and maintained a Corsair fighter for a Marine pilot. Photo provided
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Seaman 1st Class Gene Roaf served aboard the carrier Bennington during WW II

Gene Roaf of Punta Gorda Isles was a plane captain who maintained a single Corsair fighter aboard the carrier USS Bennington during the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in World War II. He served as a seaman 1st class and part of the Essex class carrier’s deck crew. “Before […]

WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
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WWII Foundations D-Day Oral Histories: Manfred Rommel-Son of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

He was very surprised because he relied on the expert view of the German Kriegsmarine (Navy) that nobody could land under such weather conditions. It was a very courageous decision of General Eisenhower and very successful. My father was away from the theatre and some others (were) as well. He […]