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World War II

January 12, 2019
Marvin and Elaine Zeman pose with President George H.W. and Barbara Bush during the celebration of Bush's inauguration in 1989. Photo courtesy of Mike Zeman
Duluthian was involved when former President George H.W. Bush was pulled from the water during World War II
January 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
December 27, 2018
Worker Tammy Pearce packs a recently sold swastika desk ornament in November 2018 at  Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City, Maryland.  Photo for The Washington Post by Eileen Blass
History or hatred? Selling Hitler's belongings and Nazi artifacts stirs a backlash
December 27, 2018 - 1:38pm
November 11, 2018
Samantha Tubbs, collections manager and exhibits curator with the St. Louis County Historical Society, displays a replica Medal of Honor that will be on display for Major Henry A. Courtney. (Clint Austin /
Duluth Medal of Honor recipient to be recognized
November 11, 2018 - 7:52pm
August 16, 2018
The Abner Read.  National Archives
Searchers find sunken stern of doomed World War II destroyer off Alaskan coast
August 16, 2018 - 2:34pm
August 9, 2018
Wayne Johnson, shown in 2007, sits with a model of a P-51 Mustang in the colors of the Black Lightning squadron of the Flying Tigers and a model P-40 Warhawk in the colors of the Flying Tigers. Johnson flew both planes with the Flying Tigers during World War II. (News Tribune file)
North Shore legend Wayne Johnson dies at 97
August 9, 2018 - 7:04pm
July 21, 2018
An employee removes a pizza from an oven at a Domino's Pizza restaurant in Chantilly, Virginia, on Feb. 20, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Five myths about pizza
July 21, 2018 - 5:32pm
July 9, 2018
Fabian and Shatz last saw each other when Shatz extricated Fabian from prison in communist Slovakia in the 1950s. Photo for The Washington Post courtesy of Yveta Martson.
They survived the Holocaust, and then he rescued her from communism. Sixty-five years later, they've reunited.
July 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
June 27, 2018
Fred Korematsu / Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
How the Supreme Court struck down a WWII-era travesty when it upheld Trump's travel ban
June 27, 2018 - 7:54am
June 24, 2018
Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of Susan Lawrence
Twin brothers died side by side in World War II. Now, they're finally buried side by side.
June 24, 2018 - 8:00am
June 21, 2018
Reader's View: Yes to those who stood up to brutality
June 21, 2018 - 3:16pm
June 14, 2018
Local View: Like after WWII, Duluth, U.S. need to reopen drawn drapes
June 14, 2018 - 4:03pm
June 8, 2018
A bog that floated in front of the Legionville School Safety Patrol Training Center during the winter has forced the cancellation of the American Legion’s summer sessions for campers on the Legionville button
Bog puts kibosh on summer camp: Legionville cancels over safety concerns
June 8, 2018 - 9:11am
May 26, 2018
For Memorial Day ... honor those also who died after the battle
May 26, 2018 - 10:31pm
Jay Hagen of Duluth sings the national anthem while participating in the Memorial Day program at Congdon Park Elementary School in Duluth Thursday. Hagen's uncle -- James Hubert -- was killed during a battle in the Pacific Theater during World War II and his remains were not found until a few years ago. Hubert's remains were laid to rest in Duluth last summer.  --- Clint Austin /
Piecing together the past -- Veteran’s history revealed with research
May 26, 2018 - 10:01pm
April 9, 2018
Richard Overton, on the cusp of turning 112, grew up hearing his grandfather's stories of being a slave in Tennessee. When his grandfather was freed, he moved to Texas, where his family settled. Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
On the cusp of turning 112, a whirlwind life for the oldest living World War II veteran
April 9, 2018 - 11:17am