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John F. Kennedy's WWII letters sell at auction

BOSTON (AP) — A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction.

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Patriotism, peace themes for 9/11 events

Patriotism, peace themes for 9/11 events

Both events are in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Recognized for World War II service as member of Civil Air Patrol.

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Woman who bilked WWII vet gets 6½  yrs.

Woman who bilked WWII vet gets 6½ yrs.

Judge says sentence is partially aggravated based on sophisticated and prolonged scheme. 

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Street Smarts: Road name a retirement present to county employee

Lester Shannon was born to William D. and Annie (Holland) Shannon on Sept. 24, 1891, in Eastland, Texas. His father worked as a mechanic at the local brickyard, and his mother tended to the home.

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D-Day Anniversary: Tucsonan preserves stories of Normandy invasion heroes

D-Day Anniversary: Tucsonan preserves stories of Normandy invasion heroes

Tucsonan Jeannie Tucker was stunned when she saw an old photo for sale on eBay of her father showing her and her mother a map of Omaha Beach where he landed on June 6, 1944.

June 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Tucson in 100 Objects — Lindbergh nut cup

Some precious historical artifacts had very simple uses

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Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

Writings helped Tucsonan understand father killed in Vietnam

He was just a boy when his dad was killed, leaving Bill Kelley much to learn about the man his dad was through the many letters and writings he left behind and from the people who knew and served with him.

May 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dr. Robert P. Goldfarb: Free stroke-risk evaluation could be a life-saver

Dr. Robert P. Goldfarb: Free stroke-risk evaluation could be a life-saver

On April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of a massive stroke at the Little White House, his personal retreat, in Warm Springs, Ga. Writing in CNS Spectrums, Drs. Jeffrey M. Jones and Joni L. Jones note “… while sitting for a portrait, FDR suddenly developed a severe headac…

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Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

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Hospitalized WWII veteran honored by surprise guests

Hospitalized WWII veteran honored by surprise guests

World War II veteran Richard Love, who suffered a brain-stem stroke last week, was shocked Wednesday when several strangers appeared at his bedside at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Street Smarts: Former piece of Grant Road once named for enterprising farm family

Grant Road once was divided into four streets, and DeMoss-Petrie Road was one of them.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Oro Valley author readies World War II-themed book

Oro Valley author readies World War II-themed book

Entrepreneur T Martin Bennett retired early to indulge his passion — telling the story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, then settled in the U.S. and became a Christian evangelist.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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USS Arizona survivor here to recall day that will "live in infamy."

USS Arizona survivor here to recall day that will "live in infamy."

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said the date would live in infamy.

December 07, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Neto's Tucson: Thank you to veterans like Manuel Encinas

Neto's Tucson: Thank you to veterans like Manuel Encinas

It was Christmas Eve 1944, and Manuel Encinas, a U.S. Army soldier, was on a reconnaissance mission.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Robert Yeschek, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, poses at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. during Honor Flight, Oct. 7, 2013. Honor Flight began in May 2005 after, Earl Morse, a retired Air Force Captain began working at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital noticed t…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

Airman takes a trip with Honor Flight

U. S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Wilcken, 612th Air and Space Operations Center air tasking order production technician, and Robert Yeschek, a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran, pose at the World War II memorial in Washington D.C., Oct. 7, 2013. Wilcken flew with Yeschek durin…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
Shutdown can’t keep Arizona vets from visiting WW II Memorial

Shutdown can’t keep Arizona vets from visiting WW II Memorial

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown could not keep 77 Southern Arizona veterans from seeing “their” World War II Memorial ono Monday.

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WW II memorial to be unveiled

WW II memorial to be unveiled

After nearly a decade of delays, the city is putting the finishing touches on its memorial to World War II veterans.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson author uses Sun Tran for flight of fantasy

Tucson author uses Sun Tran for flight of fantasy

Anyone who regularly uses the bus probably has at least one good story to tell.

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