Stories tagged with: World War II

April 25, 2014 - 10:54am
11 weeks 16 hours ago

If you speak to 92-year-old John Mathews about WWII some memories of his days in Europe return.

Days of driving a half track truck that was used to transport a crew of 13 people. He can tell you about liberating Jewish prisoners in Austria at Gusen and Mauthausen.

He can also remember back to fighting in the Battle of the Bulge, where about 19,000 American soldiers gave their lives.

"I got shrapnel through my arms. The scars are still here," said World War II...

May 15, 2012 - 4:00pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

Two World War II Veterans are being honored by a national organization with a trip to visit their war memorial in the nation's capital.

Ray Harper and Bill Kostelnik were selected by the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization, to fly out to Washington D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.

This trip will not only be the 86-year-old Harper's first time on an airplane, but also to the nation's capital.

"We're going to see the World War II Memorial... and Iwo...

September 2, 2011 - 4:31pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

World War Two Survivors are given a once in a life time chance to visit and reflect at their memorial.

Non-profit organization, "Honor Flight" has one goal-to bring American Veterans to Washington DC. The program began in Dayton. Co-Directors Bill and Bobbi Richards adopted the project into the Columbus area and have been flying veterans since 2007.

"It's an emotional rollercoaster,"said Richards. " There's tears, there's laughter, there's ...

November 11, 2009 - 6:45pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

Veterans Day is a time for Americans to honor the men and women who have served and fought for our country, and for many veterans, it is a day of reflection.

World War II Veteran Lewis Baker was stationed in England, serving in the 8th Air Force. He says he flew over France and Germany on six missions with the intent of destroying a factory that produced German planes, but Baker never made it back to England after that sixth mission. His plane was shot down.

"The day I was...

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