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Woman connects with rightful owner of wartime letters

Woman connects with rightful owner of wartime letters

When Sheri Weisser saw her uncle’s name in the paper, she couldn’t believe her eyes.

September 29, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Late honors bestowed on Billings veterans

Bernard Mulder flew combat missions in World War II. He dropped paratroopers over Egypt and Sicily, and took flak in his leg over Normandy, all of which made for quite a story right up until someone asked about his medals.

September 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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'A toast to Uncle Joe': Family honors last of 5 brothers who served in WWII

'A toast to Uncle Joe': Family honors last of 5 brothers who served in WWII

When his country needed him during World War II, Joe Sterling was there.

August 26, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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B-24 Veteran

B-24 Veteran

World War II veteran Ernest Sabec, of Casper, stands in front of a B-17 Flying Fortress operated by the Collings Foundation on Friday at Casper/Natrona County Airport. Sabec, 91, served as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator during the war and had the opportunity to fly in one of the bombers dur…

July 05, 2013 9:48 pm
Once left for dead, U.S. Army veteran hailed as 'American hero'

Once left for dead, U.S. Army veteran hailed as 'American hero'

Seventy years after World War II U.S. Army combat veteran Dean E. Galles was wounded and left for dead, he was hailed Monday as an American hero.

May 07, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Remembering battles aboard the USS Bunker Hill

Remembering battles aboard the USS Bunker Hill

United States Marine Norman Leonard recounts a few of his experiences in battle aboard the USS Bunker Hill (CV-17).

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WWII veteran recalls 'baptism by fire' aboard USS Bunker Hill

WWII veteran recalls 'baptism by fire' aboard USS Bunker Hill

The year was 1943. The United States had already suffered the stock market crash of 1929, the Dust Bowl of the mid-1930s, and the Great Depression. The country was in despair.

August 20, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Collings Foundation's B-17

Collings Foundation's B-17

Greg and Ronda Seder look over information about the Collings Foundation’s B-17 that is among aircraft on display at Edwards Jet Center at the Billings airport from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 2. The foundation raises money to keep the aircraft flying and offers tours and rides in both the…

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A P-51 fighter is parked as Collings Foundation aircraft

A P-51 fighter is parked as Collings Foundation aircraft

A P-51 fighter is parked as Collings Foundation aircraft are on display at Edwards Jet Center at the Billings airport from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 2. The foundation raises money to keep the aircraft flying and offers tours and rides in both the bombers and the P-51 fighter.

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Skull found in Wyoming home probably from WWII

The Park County, Wyo., Sheriff’s Office said Friday that a skull found in a rural home this summer probably came from the World War II era or earlier.

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Montana pilot who flew captured Nazi leader dies

Montana pilot who flew captured Nazi leader dies

HELENA — Mayhew "Bo" Foster, a World War II Army pilot who transported the one-time heir to Adolf Hitler for interrogation in an unarmed, unescorted plane, has died. He was 99.

March 22, 2011 11:25 am Photos

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WWII vets swap stories at reunion

WWII vets swap stories at reunion

The remaining members of the 126th AAA Gun Battalion are more likely to tell funny stories about training marches and turkey dinners than the winter they spent in the Ardennes Forest in 1944. Yes, they were there for the Battle of the Bulge, but even their families don't know much about thei…

July 11, 2008 11:00 pm Photos

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WWII vets swap stories at reunion

WWII vets swap stories at reunion

World War II veteran Del Flory of Spokane, Wash., was one of the members of the 126th AAA Gun Battalion reuniting at the Boothill Inn in Billings.

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WWII vets swap stories at reunion

WWII vets swap stories at reunion

World War II veteran Michael Mikulyuk of Mischawaka, Ind., was one of the members of the 126th AAA Gun Battalion reuniting at the Boothill Inn in Billings.

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WWII vets swap stories at reunion

WWII vets swap stories at reunion

Vernon Locke of Billings talks about his time fightingin World War II with the 126th AAA Gun Battalion Friday. Members of the battalion held their annual reunion at the Boothill Inn in Billings.

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