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May 16, 2019
Maj. Henry Courtney. Submitted photo
Long road home nears end for Courtney medal
May 16, 2019 - 8:41pm
May 5, 2019
Warren Johnson sorts through gear as his daughter Eliana, 3, plays in their basement Thursday. Johnson will wear a parachute system that weighs 45 pounds and 20 more pounds of gear including: helmet, musette bag, web gear, life preserver and uniform when he plays the role of an American paratrooper during a reenactment of D-Day in Normandy, France, on the 75th anniversary of the historic event. Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com.
St. Louis County deputy to replicate family member’s historic Normandy jump
May 5, 2019 - 5:30am
February 19, 2019
The Medal of Honor given to Maj. Henry Courtney for courage displayed while fighting in the South Pacific during World War II. Courtney was killed by a mortar burst while leading a battle on Okinawa Island. Courtney family photo
War hero’s medal approved for loan to Duluth
February 19, 2019 - 7:11pm
February 15, 2019
U.S. Marine Maj. Henry Alexius Courtney Jr., of Duluth, was a posthumous recipient of the Medal of Honor. The medal is currently kept in Valley Forge, Penn., and is the subject of a possible loan to the St. Louis County Historical Society. Family photo
Decision coming on Duluth war hero's medal
February 15, 2019 - 12:19pm
February 5, 2019
Joe Gomer accepts congratulations from a well-wisher during the dedication of a statue in Iowa Falls, Iowa, from 2013 — one of two statues of the late Tuskegee Airman, including one at the Duluth International Airport. file / News Tribune
St. Louis County helps launch curriculum for hero airman
February 5, 2019 - 6:39pm
December 7, 2018
Mike Hoffman of Two Harbors keeps his father, Wayne Hoffman, 99, of Hermantown steady while he plays "Taps" on a bugle during the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day at the DECC in Duluth Friday morning. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com
Photos: Paying tribute to those lost on a day of infamy
December 7, 2018 - 7:04pm
December 6, 2018
Dante Tini of Virginia, a radioman on the USS Oklahoma, perished during the attack at Pearl Harbor on Dec.7, 1941. Tini's remains have finally been identified and are going to be returned to his family this spring. He is pictured with his harmonica and service medals. Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.complay button
Iron Range man’s remains will return home 77 years after he perished at Pearl Harbor
December 6, 2018 - 7:36pm
November 11, 2018
World War II veteran Anna Walker, 97, was with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, stationed in England during the war.  She holds her dog tags and a cross she wore each day during her military service in England.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Veterans reflect on World War II service that defined a generation
November 11, 2018 - 7:00am
June 14, 2018
A one-time chief engineer aboard the Middletown, Willie Keyes stands in front of the retired vessel last week prior to its journey to a Turkish scrapyard. Tyler Schank / tschank@duluthnews.com
Sailors reflect as freighter American Victory nears its end
June 14, 2018 - 8:28pm
May 21, 2018
A copy of “Mein Kampf” on display at the Documentation Center in Nuremburg, Germany, Nov. 4, 201(Russ Juskalian/Copyright 2018 The New York Times) play button
Scientists say Hitler died in WWII; tell that to 'Adolf Schüttelmayor' and the Nazi moon base
May 21, 2018 - 12:21pm
April 20, 2018
Unexploded WWII bomb forces mass evacuation in Berlin
April 20, 2018 - 9:40am
February 12, 2018
London City Airport cancels all flights after discovery of huge WWII bomb
February 12, 2018 - 12:04pm
December 7, 2017
Jerry Yellin in 2015, after attending the Air and Space Conference and National Convention in Washington. Courtesy of the United States Department of Defense.
This fighter pilot flew the last mission over Japan in WWII. Then he learned to love his enemy.
December 7, 2017 - 10:31am
November 11, 2017
World War II veteran, Bill Killian, 98, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in Woodbury, Minn., talks about his war experiences, including surviving a Japanese kamikaze attack. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
WWII vet shares story of surviving kamikaze attack
November 11, 2017 - 5:30am
September 20, 2017
Craig Simonson and his sister Karyn Danielson examine the water heater in the Hermantown home they were raised in. The heater is decades old. Steve Kuchera / skuchera@duluthnews.com
From a different era: Northland family’s water heater is dependability incarnate
September 20, 2017 - 6:48pm