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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

20 hours ago

Wethersfield Veterans Day, 2013 (John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Veterans Honored In Wethersfield

The town of Wethersfield paid tribute to veterans during an outdoor ceremony at town hall today. Among those on hand was 96-year-old retired U.S. Navy Chief Macinists’s Mate Herb Philbrick. Chief Philbrick’s tour in the […]

11/11/2013

Post office file photo (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

NJ Medal Of Honor Vet Honored With US Stamp

A New Jersey soldier who had been the nation’s oldest living recipient of the Medal of Honor before his death last month is being honored with a U.S. postage stamp.

11/11/2013

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day. The memorial, dedicated in 1962, is visited by more than one million people annually. (Photo by Ronen Zilberman/Getty Images)

Family Fights Navy For Return Of WWII Remains

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut family wants the return of the remains of a family member killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 72 years ago. The New Haven Register reports (http://bit.ly/18R4xpl […]

11/04/2013

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World War II Veteran to Receive Service Medals

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man who served in the Army during World War II is receiving medals decades after he completed his service. The wife of Runo Palmquist is to receive the […]

08/09/2013

File photo of a Purple Heart medal. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WWII Vet Receives Purple Heart After Being Wounded More Than 70 Years Ago

A local World War II veteran received a Purple Heart medal on Friday, more than 70 years after he was wounded in the South Pacific.

07/05/2013

WWII Pentagon Correspondent Dies At Age 94

A Connecticut man who helped get a groundbreaking photograph of dead American soldiers during World War II published, has died. He was 94.

03/18/2013

This file photo dated 1945 shows the devastated city of Hiroshima in days after the first atomic bomb was dropped by a US Air Force B-29, 06 August 1945. Around 140,000 people, or more than half of Hiroshima's population at the time, died in the first atomic bombing 06 August 1945, with another 70,000 people perishing in the bomb dropped over Nagasaki 09 August 1945.  (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

From Bridgeport To The Manhattan Project

Nathan Safferstein was barely 21 when circumstances suddenly propelled him from his job as a supermarket manager into the stealth world of a counterintelligence agent on the project that produced the atomic bomb.

03/07/2013

American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, western France. (Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama‚Äôs Non-Commemoration Of D-Day Is Inexcusable

Wednesday of this week was a meaningful and historic day for Americans, and President Barack Obama was too busy campaigning and raising reelection funds to properly commemorate the day. Beyond being wrong, it is inexcusable. […]

06/07/2012

File photo of a sinking World War II battleship. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasure Hunter Says He Found $3 Billion World War II Wreck

A treasure hunter said he has located the wreck of a British merchant ship that was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Cape Cod during World War II while carrying what he claims was a load of platinum bars now worth more than $3 billion.

02/02/2012

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