World War II

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Judge Ends Maine Man’s Attempt To Salvage Cape Cod Shipwreck

A treasure hunter’s effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.

04/02/2015

Congressman John Larson congratulates World War II veteran Harold R. Wing at the formal presentation of his medals of honor in East Granby. (Photo provided by Larson's office)

WWII Vet Decorated in East Granby

It was a long overdue decoration

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Richard C. Hottelet of CBS News. Image dated April 27, 1950. Copyright © 1950 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive.

‘Murrow Boy,’ Wilton Resident Richard C. Hottelet Dies

Hottelet died Tuesday night at his home in Wilton.

12/17/2014

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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.

09/17/2014

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

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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

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