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U.S. troops prepare to embark a landing craft, which will take them out to a larger ship lying off the coast, June 5, 1944, at a port in England. These soldiers are due to take part in the D-Day landings. Alabama News
D-Day film at Mobile Exploreum’s Dome Theater as 80th anniversary approaches  

A D-Day documentary, narrated by Tom Brokaw, will be playing at Mobile Exploreum's Dome Theater now through June 28.

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City of Foley seeks local WWII memorabilia for museum exhibit

The city of Foley is asking south Baldwin County residents to enter World War II memorabilia and information into a new exhibit honoring the community’s contributions to the war effort.

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How a former Crimson Tide football star survived a shipwreck in the Pacific behind enemy lines in World War II

Many Alabamians spend their July in the company of family and friends by the lake, beach or pool, celebrating American Independence and counting down the days to football season. The summer of 1943 was a much different experience for Alabamian Hugh B. Miller.

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Jeffrey Rease: One man’s quest to capture 'eyewitness history'

When it comes to his “Portraits of Honor” project, Jeffrey Rease has only two big regrets: that he did not come up with the idea and get it started sooner when more veterans of World War II were still with us, and that he simply cannot physically get to every vet that he would like so he can photograph and archive their story.

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Veteran honored for service on the 74th anniversary of the integration of U.S. Armed Forces

At the age of 102, Mrs. Davis is the oldest living member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion of the United States Army. Throughout World War II, this dedicated group of African American women sorted mail and care packages to maintain the morale of American soldiers stationed abroad,” said Rep. Terri Sewell,

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100-year-old WWII veteran lands in Birmingham after commemorating D-Day in France

A 100-year-old World War II veteran landed in Birmingham yesterday after making a trip to France on the 78th anniversary of D-Day.

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Aliceville WWII Prisoner of War camp reenactment is this weekend

The Aliceville POW Camp was one of the largest in the USA, housing 6,150 POWs and 1200 American Army personnel at its peak.

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VIDEO: Alabama WWII veteran dies at 96

A 96-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama has passed away. Chief Master Sgt. E.W. Bush (ret.) took his last breath in the early...

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Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

By Brandon Moseley The forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor...

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VIDEO: 100-year-old WWII POW gets ride of lifetime at Talladega Superspeedway

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor In 1944, George Mills was a young man deployed to a foreign country, fighting in World War II. He...